Temporary Protection Visa Subclass 785



This visa is for people who arrived in Australia without a visa, and want to seek asylum. It lets you stay in Australia temporarily if you engage Australia’s protection obligations and meet all other requirements for the grant of the visa.


Basic Eligibility requirements

  • You have entered Australia without a valid visa.
  • You must be unable to make a valid application for a permanent Protection visa (subclass 866).
  • 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 TPV application.
  • You must meet security requirements.
  • You must meet health and character requirements.
  • You must be in Australia when you apply for this visa.