866 Visa – Protection Visa

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866 Visa – Protection Visa Australia

Do you want to live safely in Australia because of the fear of getting harmed in your home country?


Protection Visa Australia is designed for people who entered Australia on a valid visa and seeking asylum. It’s a permanent visa. You must fulfill Australia’s protection obligations and meet requirements in order to obtain Protection Visa 866.

This 866 visa permits people who are in Australia and want to apply for protection to stay in Australia permanently. Only if the applicant arrived in Australia legally, engage Australia’s protection obligations and fulfil all other visa requirements.


The Department of Home Affairs has set few requirements to be eligible for the Protection Visa 866. They include;

  • You must have been in Australia on a valid visa.
  • You’re required to provide evidence of your nationality, identity or citizenship with your visa application.
  • You must engage with Australia’s protection obligations
  • Provide your biometrics.
  • You must meet the health and character requirements.
  • You must be residing in Australia while applying for this visa.

Processing Time

The processing time for Visa 866 varies. It depends on the application that whether they include the required documentation. The Department of Home Affairs processes the visa applications quickly if they’re submitted accurately.

Therefore, you must fulfill the application requirements to get your Protection Visa 866 as soon as possible.

Stay Period 

866 Visa is a permanent visa. You become a permanent resident of Australia from the date the Department of Home Affairs grants you the Visa 866.


The Australian Government offers many benefits to the Protection Visa holders. If you’re a permanent resident of Australia, you will be able to;

  • Live and work in Australia permanently
  • Enroll in a course study
  • You can travel to and from Australia for 5 years.
  • Have access to Medicare and Centrelink to get public services by the Australian Government
  • Sponsor your family members to apply for the Australian PR through the offshore Humanitarian program
  • Attend English language classes for free if you’re eligible
  • If you’re eligible, you can apply for Australian citizenship.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I withdraw my Protection Visa application Australia

Yes, you can withdraw your visa application through ImmiAccount before Home Affairs makes a decision. Once the visa has been granted, the application cannot be withdrawn.

How to get a protected special category visa?

You can get a Special Category Visa 444 if you’re a citizen of New Zealand. It’s a temporary visa. To be eligible for this visa, you must hold a New Zealand passport. You must meet the health and character requirements set by Home Affairs.

Can subclass 866 visa be cancelled?

Yes, Protection 866 visa can be canceled. The Department of Home Affairs will cancel your visa if you violate your visa conditions.

Is subclass 866 a permanent visa?

Yes, subclass 866 is a permanent visa. Protection Visa 866 is for people who arrive in Australia on a valid and want asylum. With the 866 Visa, they can live, study and work in Australia safely and permanently.

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