These visas are for people who face persecution due to their race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion in their home country and are seeking protection in Australia.

There are a number of Refugee & Humanitarian Visas in Australia, however the relevant visas that an migration agent can assist you in preparing are the;

  • Protection Visa (Subclass 866); 
  • In-Country Special Humanitarian Visa (Subclass 201); and 
  • Global Special Humanitarian Visa (Subclass 202).

Applicants must meet the definition of a ‘refugee’. You should book a consultation with a migration agent prior to lodging this type of visa. Establishing that you or a family member are a ‘refugee’ has many complex aspects to it, and you should ensure that you will be able to meet this criteria prior to lodging this visa.

If you have been previously granted any Refugee Visa (Subclass 200, 201, 203 or 204) or Global Special Humanitarian Visa (Subclass 202) your family members may be eligible to migrate under Australia’s split-family provisions.

Protection Visa applications currently cost $40 in Government fees to lodge. Depending on circumstances there may be further costs required for obtaining documents, translating documents, DNA tests and other associated costs.

Fair Go Visa Consultants can discuss your own or a family member’s situation. We can assess whether their situation is likely to meet the threshold for a Protection Visa application and outline any risks and practical difficulties involved with these sorts of applications.


Applying for a visa can be confusing but we are here to help. Now that you have a basic understanding of how this visa works, book in a consultation so that we can discuss how we can help you start your new life in Australia. 


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