Advantages of the Protection Visa:

As a protection visa holder, you can:

  • Live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.
  • Utilize Medicare, Australia’s healthcare system, and access Centrelink services.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for a protection visa, you must:

  • Be in Australia with a valid visa, not arriving through illegal maritime or unauthorized air means.
  • Fulfill Australia’s protection obligations.
  • Seek protection in Australia.
  • Provide evidence of being a refugee as defined by the Refugee Convention or meeting the Complementary Protection criteria in the Australian Migration Act 1958.
  • Not be prohibited from lodging a Protection Visa application.
  • Convince the minister that granting the visa is in the national interest.
  • Meet health and character requirements.

Work and Activity Restrictions:

  • You must complete your work or activity within 6 months or less.
  • You should not intend to stay in Australia once the visa expires.
  • No training or education courses are allowed on this visa.
  • You cannot work in the entertainment industry, including performing, directing, or producing in Australia. However, attending events like premieres or promoting bands without performing is allowed.

Health Requirements:

You must provide medical examination evidence to ensure your health and the safety of the Australian community.

Family Members in the Visa Application:

You can include the following members in your visa application:

  • Your Partner (Married or de facto)
  • Your dependent children or those of your partner
  • Other eligible dependent relatives.

Note: If the children included in the visa application are under 18 years old, you must obtain consent from the parent, guardian, or another trusted individual to capture their photograph or fingerprints for the Immigration Department. Fingerprints are not required for children who are under 15 years old, incapacitated, or have physical disabilities.