Onshore – Protection

Refugee and humanitarian

Introduction of online lodgement for protection visas
You can now apply online for the below visas. For more information see: Introduction of online lodgement for protection visas and changes to paper application forms.

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