Refugee FAQs

Below is a list of refugee and humanitarian visas entrants by top 10 countries of origin.

2018–2019 offshore visa grants by top 10 countries of birth

Countries Number of visas granted
Iraq 7,095
Congo (DRC) 2,114
Myanmar 1,995
Syria 1,836
Afghanistan 1,323
Ethiopia 635
Eritrea 555
Iran 367
Bhutan 254
Tibet 189

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information click here.

Success stories

Refugee turned citizen feels privileged to have a say

Paz Roman smiling to camera.At 17, Paz Roman was nominated as Young Australian of the Year, mostly for her volunteer work. Ironically, she wasn’t an Australian. She came here from Chile as a refugee with her family when she was just a baby, and despite living in Australia since then, she struggled with the idea of becoming a citizen.  

Read more ...