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What is a Protection Visa?

The Protection Visa (Subclass 886) is a permanent visa for individuals who are residing in their home country and seeking protection in Australia. This visa grants an Australian visa to the applicant for an unspecified time period. To be eligible for this visa, the applicant must have arrived in Australia on a valid visa and meet the country’s requirements and obligations. The applicant is also allowed to sponsor their family members who wish to come to Australia with them. Family members who come with the applicant can also apply for permanent residency through the Offshore Humanitarian Program.   The applicant must provide evidence to demonstrate the real threat they face in their home country or evidence of being seriously harmed in their country of origin because of certain reasons.

To be eligible for the Protection Visa Australia, the applicant must provide evidence of harm or the potential for harm if they were to be removed from their home country. This visa is provided to applicants who are facing significant harm, as outlined below, in their country of origin.

Benefits of Protection Visa

Basic Requirements

To be eligible for the Protection Visa (866), you must fulfil the requirements established by the government. The requirements for the 866 Visa Australia are outlined below.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the 866 Refugee Visa Australia, certain criteria must be met. These eligibility requirements, also known as Protection Visa 866 Eligibility factors, must be fulfilled in order to be granted the visa. These factors include:

Individuals who possess any of the following visas are not eligible for this visa: temporary humanitarian concern subclass 786, temporary safe haven visa subclass 449, safe haven enterprise visa subclass 790, or temporary protection visa subclass 785.
Meeting the Australian security requirements is a necessary condition for the 886 Visa to be granted.
Meeting the health requirements as determined by the government of the nation is mandatory. These requirements are assessed by Bupa Medical Visa Services.
The applicant must fulfil the character requirements as outlined by the government of the nation.
Signing the country’s Value Statement, which signifies a commitment to respect the law and order of the nation, is a requirement.
The applicant must submit documents that prove their nationality, identity, and citizenship. The authority may also request the submission of biometrics if necessary.
If you are a citizen of more than one country, have protection in a third country, or have had a protection visa rejected or cancelled during your last entry into the country, you are not eligible for it.
To be eligible, you must have arrived in the country with a valid visa and should not be in the process of immigration. If you entered the country illegally by sea, you are not eligible for it.
To qualify, you must either meet the criteria for complementary protection or be recognized as a refugee.

    Family Members Can Be included

    When applying for an 886 visa, the applicant has the option to include certain family members in their application through the Offshore Humanitarian Program. These family members may include a spouse or partner, children, and other relatives who are dependent on the applicant, such as parents, siblings, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and step-equivalents. Additionally, any children born after the application has been submitted but before a decision has been made by the Department of Home Affairs will be considered part of the application.