Protection Visa Subclass 866



This visa is for people who arrived in Australia on a valid visa and want to seek asylum. It lets you stay in Australia permanently, if you engage Australia’s protection obligations and meet all other requirements for the grant of the visa.


Basic Eligibility requirements

  • You must have arrived in Australia on a valid visa and be immigration cleared on arrival.
  • You must be a refugee or satisfy Australia’s complementary protection criteria.
  • You must meet identity requirements.
  • You must not be barred from lodging a permanent protection visa application.
  • You must meet security requirements.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.
  • You must be in Australia when you apply for this visa.