Protection visa online application

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Temporary Protection visa (subclass 785) A Temporary Protection visa (TPV) is valid for up to three years.

You might be eligible for a TPV if you:
  • arrived in Australia illegally
  • lodge a valid application
  • are assessed as engaging Australia’s protection obligations
  • meet other requirements, such as health, security, and character checks.
You and any eligible family members included in the application must be in Australia when you apply for this visa.

Before you start your application you should read all the information about the visa at Temporary Protection visa (subclass 785)
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Enterprise visa (subclass 790)A Safe Haven Enterprise visa (SHEV) is a temporary protection visa that is valid for five years. You might be eligible for a SHEV if:
  • you arrived in Australia illegally
  • you lodge a valid application
  • you are assessed as engaging Australia’s protection obligations
  • you meet other requirements, such as health, security, and character checks
  • you or at least one member of your family unit declares an intention to work and/or study in regional Australia.
You and any eligible family members included in the application must be in Australia when you apply for this visa.

Before you start your application you should read all the information about the visa at Safe Haven Enterprise visa (subclass 790)
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Protection visa (subclass 866)A Protection visa is a permanent visa. It can be granted if you arrived in Australia on a valid visa and are found to engage Australia’s protection obligations because you either:
  • are a refugee as defined by the Migration Act 1958, or
  • meet the complementary protection criteria in the Migration Act 1958.
You and any eligible family members included in the application must be in Australia when you apply for this visa.

Before you start your application you should read all the information about the visa at Protection visa (subclass 866) 
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