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Protection Visa (Subclass 866)

Subclass 866 visa is structured for those individuals who have come to the country on a valid visa and seek asylum. If the applicant can prove that there is a real chance they will be harmed (seriously) if they return to their home country, they might seek for protection as a refugee. Subclass 866 visa is designed under the protection scheme of the country. This is permanent migration access to the country.

Why to apply for a Protection Visa (Subclass 866/) Visa

A Subclass 866 visa is permanent access to the country. A permanent visa holder enjoys almost the same entitlements as a citizen (with certain exceptions). With a visa (subclass 866) in Australia, you can:

  • Stay in Australia permanently.
  • Work in their respective field of interest.
  • Study in their respective field of interest.
  • Enrol in the public healthcare scheme of the Government.
  • Leave and come back to the country as many times as you wish, for five years. (The holder of a Subclass 866 visa can not enter the country from which the protection is granted without written approval from the Australian Government).
  • Sponsor visa application of any member of your family unit to the country.
  • Apply for citizenship (if eligible).
  • Enrol for a free English language class (if eligible) organized by the Adult Migrant English Program.

The Subclass 866 visa facilitates immediate access to a wide range of opportunities to its holder. Applying for immigration is a tricky task and demands adequate skills for its positive processing. Our 866 visa consultants/ immigration agents are more than happy to guide you through favourable application conditions and processing. For any information, kindly contact us.

What are the eligibility requirements for Subclass 866 Visa (Australia)

To be eligible to apply for a Subclass 866 visa, the applicant must meet the required eligibility conditions as set out by the department for the respective visa category. The following are the basic eligibility requirements which are essential to be able to apply for the Subclass 866 visa application form-

  • The applicant must have arrived in the country on a valid visa and was immigration cleared on arrival.
  • The applicant must fall in the criteria of a refugee or meet the complementary protection criteria as per the Migration Act 1958 of Australia.
  • The applicant can not submit a valid permanent protection visa application form if they-
    • Have been refused a protection visa since their last arrival to the country, or
    • Have had a (protection) visa which was cancelled since their previous arrival to the country, or
    • Are a national of 2 or more countries, or
    • Have protection in a prescribed safe third country.
  • The applicants must have documentary proof to provide evidence of their nationality, citizenship, or identity.
  • The applicant must not be a holder of any of the following visa category at any time-
  • The applicant must meet all the security conditions for the grant of a subclass 866 protection visa.
  • The applicant must meet the health and character requirements as per the terms of the visa (subclass 866) conditions.
  • To ensure a favorable visa decision, the department must be convinced based on the evidence so that the visa grant is in the applicant’s best interest.
  • The department must be convinced that granting a protection visa is not detrimental to the country’s security.
  • The holder of a subclass 866 visa must abide by the laws of the country.

Please book an appointment with our 866 visa migration agents or talk to our visa consultants to know more about the 866 eligibility conditions and processing. The shared information is exclusive but not exhaustive, and the applicants are advised to take the help of qualified migration agents to go through the complete eligibility requirements before applying. For more information on visa conditions and processing, please contact our immigration consultants to assist you through the entire process.

How to Apply for a Protection Visa (Subclass 866)

Before applying for the subclass 866 visa application form, the applicant must-

  • Ensure they hold a valid passport.
  • Gather all the necessary evidence. The evidence should be complementary to the facts of the application form and requirements.
  • The applicants can also include their family members in the subclass 866 visa application form; documentary proofs pertaining to them must also be gathered for visa processing.
    Family include:

    • Spouse /de facto partner of the family head
    • dependent child /step-child of the family head or his partner
    • other dependent relatives of the family head

The duly filled and complete subclass 866 visa application form should be filed with the department.

Australian immigration laws require a trained approach for visa processing and affirmative assessments. Talk to our 866 visa consultant/agent for accurate filing of all the application forms. Our specialized agents and immigration consultants are trained to counsel the client and provide all the assistance required to ensure a favourable visa decision. Please schedule an appointment with our migration agents/ visa consultants to start a hassle-free and effortless visa journey. The department usually informs the applicant of the decision on their visa application at their registered mail.

Processing Time for Subclass 866 Visa

The processing time for subclass 866 visa is not fixed as they are assessed based on personal profile requirements. The department makes all the possible efforts to process the 866 visa application form quickly. However, several external and internal factors play a significant role in processing and assessing the facts.

Communicate with a professional visa migration agent/ immigration consultants at E-Help for further details on the visa processing time and eligibility conditions. A permanent visa usually requires a thorough assessment of the application.

Contact Us

Complex visa requirements and changing legislation have made the Australian visa application process a little complicated. For most people, applying for a visa is quite a daunting task. Here at E-Help, we specialize in doing the same; if you are looking to secure a visa, our visa consultants/immigration agents can be of immense help. Our team of expert migration agents understand the value of your time and money and can cater to your requirements with absolute professionalism and swiftness. Let E-Help provide you with a one-stop solution for all aspects of Australian immigration. Contact us or speak to our immigration agents online. We recommend that you fill up our information form for ready reference and reach us for any form of guidance or assistance regarding your eligibility condition or your application. To book an appointment with our 995 visa agents or immigration consultants, contact us or dial us at +61 7 3172 4965.

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