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Protection Visa (SUBCLASS 866)

An Australia Protection Visa, also known as a Refugee Visa (Subclass 866), is a type of visa offered by the Australian government to individuals who are in Australia and meet the criteria for being recognized as refugees under the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. This visa allows individuals to live and work in Australia and provides them with protection from being returned to their home country where they may face persecution, harm, or other serious threats.




To be eligible for an Australia Protection Visa, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be in Australia: You must be in Australia when you apply for the visa and when a decision is made on your application.
  2. Seek Protection: You must be seeking protection because you fear persecution or harm in your home country due to reasons such as race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.
  3. Meet the Refugee Definition: You need to satisfy the criteria of the United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and demonstrate that you meet the definition of a refugee.
  4. Not Be Excluded: You should not be excluded from refugee protection due to certain factors, such as having committed serious crimes or being a danger to Australia's security.
  5. Pass Character and Health Checks: You and your dependents must meet certain character and health requirements.
  6. Not Have Any Visa Cancellation: You must not have had a visa canceled or refused while you were in Australia, unless you have since been granted another visa.

It's important to note that the Australian immigration system is subject to change, and visa requirements may evolve over time. Therefore, it's recommended to visit the official Australian Department of Home Affairs website or consult with a registered migration agent for the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding the Australia Protection Visa or any other visa options.

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