Protection visa (subclass 866)

Protection visa (subclass 866) can be granted to individuals who found to engage Australia’s protection obligations. Either one must be a refugee as defined by the Migration Act 1958 or meet the corresponding protection criteria in the Migration Act 1958. You might also be eligible for a subclass 866 visa if you are the family member of a person found to engage Australia's protection obligations.

Things to know before you apply

  • You and any eligible family members must be present in Australia, while applying for a Protection visa.
  • The Protection visa (subclass 866) is a permanent visa.
  • Subclass 866 visa allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident
  • You have access to Medicare and Centrelink services.

For more information, please contact our migrant expert.


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