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Onshore – Protection

Refugee and Humanitarian

The onshore component of the Refugee and Humanitarian program aims to provide options for people who are in Australia and wish to apply for protection (or asylum). Australia has two types of protection visas currently available for people onshore who wish want to apply for protection.

Protection visa (Class XA) (Subclass 866)

For people who arrived in Australia lawfully.

Temporary Protection visa (Class XD) (Subclass 785)

For people who arrived in Australia illegally.