Individuals who are away from their home country and have an assured worry of abuse, inequity and discrimination should they return to their country of origin than in that case they can apply for Refugee and Humanitarian Visa to shift and settle in Australia. In general, the categories of this visa have an attached travel facility and once you settle in the country you can even sponsor your eligible family member for Australian permanent residence. Every category of this visa has some requirements to fulfill to get the visa grant. Hence you must satisfy the requirements of the stream you wish to apply.

Categories of Refugee and Humanitarian Visas:

Onshore visa:

Protection Visa Subclass 866

This is a permanent visa which allows the applicant to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident, who have not arrived in Australia illegally through an unauthorized maritime or air travel. Individuals seeking visa under Protection Visa subclass 866 program must make sure that they only get visa grant if they get involved in Australia’s complementary protection obligations. Once the visa is approved the applicant can sponsor eligible family member or relative for permanent residence in Australia.

Offshore Visas:

Refugee Visa Subclass 200

The Refugee Visa subclass 200 allows the applicant to stay permanently in Australia. The applicants must present a reference issued by the UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in order to be considered for immigration to Australia. The holders of this visa require the travel document to move out of Australia. After they have lived in Australia for five years, applicants will need the Resident Return Visa to fly back to Australia. The applicants can be proposed by members of their immediate family (split family) who have availed the refugee visa subclass 200 in the past five years.

In Country Special Humanitarian Visa subclass 201

In country Special Humanitarian subclass 201 enables the applicant to stay in Australia indefinitely along with permission to work and study. It is a permanent residence visa for the applicants who suffer from persecution and related victimization in their home country. To get this visa the applicants must fulfill the basic health and character requirements and upon receiving visa grant they can invite their family members for permanent residence.

Global Special Humanitarian Visa Subclass 202

Global Special Humanitarian Visa Subclass 202 allows the individuals to stay and work in Australia. It is a permanent visa for those who are living away from their home country due to discrimination resulting to an audacious contravention of their human rights.

The applicants can sponsor their family members for permanent residence in Australia. They must possess the Resident Return Visa if they want to travel out of Australia after the humanitarian visa has been granted.

Woman at Risk Visa subclass 204

The Woman at risk visa subclass 204 is applicable for the female applicants who want to live, study and work in Australia as they do not feel secure in their home country and are subject to harassment should they go back to their homeland. It is a permanent visa. Applicants who want to apply for the visa subclass 204 must have a recommendation by the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to the Australian government. This reference makes their application considered for relocation to Australia.

The humanitarian visa 204 holders can sponsor their families for permanent residence in Australia. They can include dependent family members in their visa application.

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