13 Feb 2023News
Pathway to permanency welcome news for refugees on temporary visas
Some 19,000 refugees on temporary visas will be able to apply for permanent visas under new changes announced by the Federal Government today.
SSI welcomes the introduction of a new pathway to permanency for thousands of individuals and families who have spent a decade building their lives and contributing to Australia despite facing uncertainty. This will improve the wellbeing and quality of life for this community.
Who is eligible for this change?
Individuals who hold a Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) or a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) are now eligible to apply for this new pathway.
How do I apply?
The Refugee Council of Australia has a number of resources available to assist individuals in determining their eligibility for this new pathway to permanency and is also holding in-language information sessions. Click here to find out more.
How can eligible people on SHEVs and TPVs apply for permanent residency?
From February 14, Individuals who hold a Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) or a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) are now eligible to apply for new permanent visas. This visa is known as the Resolution of Status Visa (RoS) (Subclass 851). For in-language information sessions or to find out more about eligibility and how to apply, visit the Refugee Council of Australia’s dedicated resource page.