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Subclass 866 – Protection visa (permanent):

About this Visa 

This visa is for foreigners who have a valid visa and wish to seek asylum in Australia. It allows you to stay in Australia indefinitely if you agree to Australia’s protection obligations and meet all other visa requirements.

How long can you stay 

Permanently

To apply for this visa, you must

  • You must prove that there is currently a well-founded fear of persecution that would result in serious significant harm should you return to your Home Country.
  • You must have arrived in Australia legally.
  • All other visa requirements, such as health, character, and security, must be met.

This visa allows you to

  • You will be able to live, work and study in Australia permanently.
  • You will be able to access the Australian Government benefits.
  • You will be able to sponsor eligible family members for permanent residency through an offshore humanitarian Program.
  • You may be able to access 510 hours of free English Language classes.
  • You may be able to apply for Australian Citizenship.

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You must apply for a visa while you are still in Australia.

Obligations

All Australian rules must be followed by you and your family members.

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Protection visa (permanent)