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Protection Visa

Protection Visa (subclass 866)

To be granted a Protection visa (subclass 866) you will need to be found to engage Australia’s protection obligations because you either:

  • are a refugee as defined by the Migration Act 1958
  • meet the complementary protection criteria in the Migration Act 1958.

You might also be eligible for a Protection visa if you are the family member of a person found to engage Australia’s protection obligations.

You and any eligible family members included in the application must be in Australia when you apply for this visa.
The Protection visa (subclass 866) is a permanent visa.

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The contents of this page are necessarily an abbreviated overview of a very detailed subject. The situation may change as the law can alter quickly and we therefore strongly recommend that you take professional advice about your personal circumstances before placing any reliance on the contents of the website.

Choice Migration Australia Pty Ltd can be contacted by email on info@choicemigration.com.au, by telephone in Australia on 07 5571 0456 (ask for Mofid Bebawy), or by writing to us at PO Box 2121, Southport BC, QLD, 4215 Australia.