Protection Visa 866

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For individuals who are seeking protection in Australia through lawful arrival, Permanent Protection (subclass 866) Visa is the most common stream. The applicants can be eligible for the visa if,

  • The applicant is in Australia and has entered with a valid visa
  • The applicant is claiming Australia’s protection as a refugee or under Australia’s complementary protection scheme
  • The applicant is not barred from lodging a Protection visa application
  • The applicant has an evidence of being a refugee who is defined by the Refugee Convention or meet the Complementary Protection criteria in the Australian Migration Act 1958
  • The applicant should satisfy the minister that the purpose of getting the protection visa is in national interest
  • The applicant meets health and character requirements

At OBCO Migration & Educational Consultants, we have expertise in assisting you with services in protection visa and provide a FREE consultation. Our experienced consultants ensure rational visa application with the result-oriented approach. The Protection Visa 866 allows the applicant to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident too and we ensure that you benefit maximum from our services.

GROUNDS OF PROTECTION: Apart from passing relevant identity, health and character checks, the applicant seeking protection visa Australia needs to demonstrate and prove about the real chances of being harmed in the country of origin due to,

  • Race and religion
  • Nationality
  • Political opinion
  • Membership of a particular social group
  • Arbitrary deprivation of life
  • A death penalty or torture
  • Cruel or inhuman treatment or punishment
  • Degrading treatment or punishment


  • Stay in Australia for an indefinite period
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Enrol in Medicare and Centrelink services
  • Apply for Australian citizenship, when eligible
  • Sponsor relatives for permanent residence, if eligible
  • Travel to and from Australia for 5 years from the date when the visa was granted

So, if you are overwhelmed by the complications and unsure about the most suitable visa in your case - call our expert migration consultants for assistance. Fill the online assessment form for our executive to get back to you with the best possible solution for visa applications and migration options.