Australian Protection Visa Subclass 866

Australian Protection Visa Subclass 866 allows an individual to stay in Australia on the permanent basis. The subclass 866 Visa is applicable to those applicants who are refugee or family member of the refugee as per the definition of Refugee Convention.  The Protection Visa Australia includes those individuals looking for protection because of the fear of prosecution in their native country because of the factors like:

  1. Race
  2. Religion
  3. Nationality
  4. Political opinion
  5. Membership of a particular social group

Requirements of this visa:

  1. You reside in Australia on the valid visa
  2. You have not entered in Australia due to an illegal method
  3. You have to meet the medical examination requirement in order to be eligible to apply for 866 visa.
  4. You have to submit an evidence of being a refugee as per the definition of Refugee Convention or meet the complementary protection criteria in the Australia Migration Act 1958.
  5. You have to meet Australia’s protection obligations
  6. You should be free from any kind of restriction to file visa application for the Australia Protection Visa Subclass 866.

Benefits of the 866 visa

  1. Protection visa Australia allows you to work and live in Australia on the permanent basis.
  2. You can enjoy the healthcare and medical facilities in Australia.
  3. You may complete your studies in Australia.
  4. You are free to move in and outside Australia multiple times till the time your Protection visa is valid.
  5. You can sponsor your family members to obtain Australia permanent residency if they qualify the eligibility requirements.
  6. After spending fundamental years in Australia, you can apply for Australian citizenship after fulfilling the eligibility requirements.

866 Visa processing time

The average processing time for Australia Protection visa subclass 866 is 90 days after the filing of visa application.


The cost of 866 visa is AUD 35. The applicant has to pay for other costs like health requirements, character requirements.

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