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Refugee and humanitarian program

Protection visas (onshore)

​​​Permanent protection

If you arrived in Australia legally, you can apply for a Protection visa (subclass 866).

Temporary Protection

If you arrived in Australia illegally, you may be able to apply for a Temporary Protection visa (TPV) (subclass 785) or a Safe Haven Enterprise visa (SHEV) (subclass 790).

If you have already applied for a TPV or a SHEV, you need to wait for the outcome of that application.

TPV and SHEV holders

If you currently hold or formerly held a ​Temporary Protection visa (subclass 785) or a Safe Haven Enterprise visa (subclass 790) and you arrived in Australia before 14​ February 2023 ​you may be able to apply for a Resolution of Status visa (subclass 851)​.