Onshore – Protection

Refugee and humanitarian

The onshore component of the Refugee and Humanitarian programme aims to provide options for people who are in Australia and wish to apply for protection (or asylum). Australia has three types of protection visas available for people onshore who want to apply for protection.

Protection visa (Class XA) (Subclass 866)

For people who arrived in Australia lawfully.

Temporary Protection visa (Class XD) (Subclass 785)

For people who arrived in Australia illegally.

Safe Haven Enterprise visa (Class XE) (Subclass 790)

For people who arrived in Australia illegally and intend to work and/or study in regional Australia.