PURPOSE

  • This visa is a permanent visa for protection seekers to live and work in Australia.

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS VISA

  • Live and work in Australia indefinitely
  • Apply for Medicare

WHO CAN APPLY

  • Protection seekers who claim Australia’s protection because of persecution due to race, religion, political opinion, nationality or group membership.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • You are a refugee.
  • You meet the Complementary Protection requirements in the Australian Migration Act.
  • You are family member of a person engaging Australia’s protection obligations.
  • You did not arrive as an illegal immigrant, maritime arrival or unauthorised air arrival.

HOW TO APPLY

  • You need to be in Australia.

PURPOSE

  • This visa is a permanent visa for refugees to live and work in Australia.

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS VISA

  • Live, work and study in Australia indefinitely
  • Apply for Australian citizenship, if you qualify
  • Propose family members for permanent residence
  • Travel to and from Australia for 5 years

WHO CAN APPLY

  • Refugees, expatriates, evacuees or persons in exile

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • You are living outside your home country.
  • You are persecuted in your home country.

HOW TO APPLY

  • You must be outside Australia.

You must be referred by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).