Refugee Looking To Make A Protection Visa Application?


Are you a refugee or asylum seeker in Australia?

10 Min Chat - Refugee Visa


Refugee Visa or Protection Visa?

In Australia, refugee visas for those seeking asylum or Australian government protection are known as protection visas.

What is a “refugee visa”?

A Refugee Visa is also known as a “protection visa” or “asylum visa” or “asylum application” or “asylum-seeker visa”, a refugee visa provides refugees protection in Australia, by allowing a temporary or permanent residence visa for asylum-seekers and those who fall within complementary protection provisions.

An international convention defines what a refugee is and determines whether or not someone is a refugee. However, the conventional definition of a refugee has been re-scoped by legislation and court decisions to include other applicants seeking protection. These are known as the complementary protection provisions.

How do I get a refugee visa?

A protection visa application is made to the Australian Department of Immigration (DIBP) or a Government agency either onshore or offshore.

Refugees need to prove that they are genuine refugees. The DIBP officer determines whether the applicant meets the DIBP’s criteria for a protection visa. To do this, the DIBP officer relies on your home country information research and your submissions.

Many desperate visa applicants lodge protection visa applications onshore as a last resort to remain in Australia. Therefore, our practice assists only genuine asylum seekers and refugees to effectively present their case for protection.

What does it cost?

Protection visas attract a small fee or no fee upon lodgement of the application with the DIBP.

A schedule of fees and charges applicable to applications lodged at the DIBP is published regularly.

If you use an Immigration Advisor or Registered Australian Migration Agent, additional fees are payable.

Although, the pricing of fees charged by Immigration lawyers and migration agents depends on the skill level of the Immigration Law Specialist, the complexity of the applications, and the urgency of the application.


10 Min Chat - Refugee Visa

Nilesh Nandan is Australia's most sought after immigration lawyer for visa refusals and visa cancellations. Appeal you visa or get help to relodge your Australian visa application or citizenship application.
  • Hi my name is Adam.I had refused student visa. I lost mrt , currently I am on federal court . My lawer said i am not gonna win .
    I don’t want to go back my country and the condition not good at all. So my Question is am I eligible to apply protection visa.
    Thank you

  • Hi, Sir… I’m Satyaseelan from Malaysia, now I’m in Australia.. I needed a protection visa to work sir… But my visitor visa was finished on 13 October 2016. Sir I was search u in net.. Can u help me…I’m coming from poor fly sir.. I want work here cause of that I needed the protection visa for immigration not disturb me. Please sir help me.

  • Hi I’m an asylum seeker in Australia.
    I’m invited to apply for 3 years protection visa, I received my FOI(Freedom Of Information) documents. I wanted to ask you how much will you charge for fill the form 866 PTV visa?

  • Hi, I overstayed in Australia for 6mnth and willing to apply for protection visa 866..what sort of bridging visa I will be given and do they give work rights?

  • Hi, my aplication for protection visa had been refuse and now it is passed over the limit had been given for me if I want to do for appeal. I called the immigration office and they advice me to find migration agent.What should I do to let me stay and work legaly in Australia

  • Hi
    My name is kazem Saifi from 30 ropes creek road mount druitt nsw 2770
    Mob: 0430096666
    I would like to get information to bring my brothers from Afghanistan to Australia by any visa my older brother is about 50 and younger brother is about 35 both with family because Afghanistan situation is very bad I’m trying to bring them here we are 3 brothers in Australia 2 citizens 1 permanent thanks.

    • Do you have any cancellation notice or decision in relation to the cancellation of the visa? Someone we will need to read this.

      Please contact Amy or Sean from my office if you require further assistance and they will give you an email address where you could send the material for me to look out prior to a consultation with me, which can be by telephone if required.

      Nilesh Nandan
      Immigration Lawyer

  • Hi, am a Solomon islander married to an Australian citizen with 2 kids(10 & 9 yrs).
    I’ve been on visiting visa for more than 5 years now visiting my husband kids.
    I’ve been trying to find a way to move permanently to Australia to be with my family but financially there is no way I or my husband can afford the partner migration visa. I’ve been flying back and forth since my kids were 4&5 yrs old and am losing my mind not been able to be with them. Can there be a way you can help me with the protection visa?
    My # 0472609981

    Thank you

  • Hi
    My partner is in bridging WE 050 visa and waiting for hearing and i am in 489 visa. Is there any chance to keep my partner in my visa 489 as a defacto. We been living together for more then 2 yrs and we have a 10 months baby as well my and my baby got same 489 visa but I am worried about my partner visa. Please let me know is there is any chance of any other option.
    Thank you

  • Hi, i am from Indonesia, i’m in Australia now, i wanna apply for Protection visa because my country making law 5 years prison for Lgbt, n have a lot of discrimination to my religion n race coz its minorities,
    Are you open minded n do you have similar case experienced? Pls reply thank you heaps mate

  • Hi this is ashish i am from India currently I am Australia on visit visa. How can I apply for protection visa plz advise me on this i came to Australia with my wife and 14 months baby
    Hoping the reply from Nilesh nandan
    Thanks and regards

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