What is Protection Visa (Subclass 866)?

The Protection Visa, Subclass 866, allows refugees in Australia to stay in the country permanently. If you arrived on a valid visa and seeking asylum because of the fear of persecution in your home country, you may be eligible for this permanent residency visa.

What Is the Eligibility Criteria to Apply for the Protection Visa?

  • You have arrived in Australia with a valid visa

  • You are a refugee or meet Australia‚Äôs protection obligations

  • Prove the evidence of your identity and nationality
  • You are not barricaded from lodging the Protection Visa application

  • You have not held Subclass 449, 785, 786 and 790 Visas

  • You do not have any previous visa cancellations and have complied with conditions of your previous visa

  • You have met the health and character requirements

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