Refugee FAQs

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

2015–2016 offshore visa grants by top 10 countries of birth

Countries Number of visas granted
Iraq 4,358
Syria 4,261
Myanmar 1,951
Afghanistan 1,714
Congo (DRC) 657
Bhutan 515
Somalia 437
Iran 337
Ethiopia 337
Eritrea 291

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.  

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