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Protection Visa (Subclass 866)

Protection Visa (Subclass 866)

The Protection Visa (subclass 866) is for refugees seeking asylum for the intolerance they face in their place of origin because of the enlisted reasons:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Opinions in Politics
  • Belonging to a certain social group

Protection Visa: Benefits

If you are a protection visa holder, you are allowed to:

  • Live and work as an Australian permanent resident.
  • Have access to Centrelink services and Medicare, Australia’s largest healthcare program.

Protection Visa: Eligibility Criteria

  • You have to meet certain criteria to be eligible for the Protection Visa (subclass 866):
  • You hold a valid Australian visa and not live in the country with unauthorized air arrival or illegal marine.
  • You fulfill Australia’s requirements for protection
  • You are requesting protection from Australia
  • You have valid proof of being a refugee defined by the Refugee Convention or fulfill the Complementary Protection criteria in the Australian Migration Act 1958
  • Applying for a Protection Visa is still open to you
  • You prove to the minister why obtaining the visa is necessary for the good of the country
  • You fulfill Australia’s health and character requirements
  • To safeguard your health along with the Australian citizens, provide proof of medical examinations

Family Members Included in Subclass 866 Visa

The following individuals can be listed on your visa application:

  • Your Spouse (whether legally wed or not)
  • Your partner’s or your own dependent children
  • Additional Qualified Dependent Family Members

If any of the children listed on the visa application are under the age of 18, the parent, guardian, or other friend or family must give permission for the Immigration Department to take their fingerprints or photo. For youngsters under the age of 15, who are physically handicapped or incompetent, fingerprints are not required. It is not your typical job to assure the immigration officials that you are a refugee. To guarantee a favorable result, the case must have outstanding legal representation. Our knowledge and experience at Asia Pacific Group has helped thousands of clients in preparing their cases in compliance with the most recent immigration laws, increasing their chances of visa grant. With over 15 years of experience in the field, we have consistently delivered prompt and expert services. Get in touch with us if you need assistance with the necessary papers or are unsure about the best visa choices. Our migration experts will get back to you as soon as possible with the best solutions.

For any questions regarding Protection Visa 866, please reach out to us. Assisting you will be a pleasure for us.

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FAQs About Protection Visa (Subclass 866)

A Protection Visa (Subclass 866) is for people seeking protection from harm or intolerance in their native place. The government of Australia offers the visa.

Anyone living in Australia who meets the standards set by the Department of Home and Affairs can apply for the Protection Visa (Subclass 866). The applicant must also fit the description of a refugee or someone seeking of protection.

A person having genuine fear of being persecuted in their country of origin because of various factors like race, religion, nationality, political beliefs, or associated with a specific social group is considered a refugee.

No, Protection Visa (subclass 866) is only for individuals living in Australia at the time of visa application.

You have to provide strong evidence of the potential threat of persecution or other severe injury you would face in your home country. This could be anything from records to assertions, and relevant proofs.