Immigration Advice and Application Assistance Scheme (IAAAS)

The Immigration Advice and Application Assistance Scheme (IAAAS) is funded by the Australian Government to provide professional immigration advice and visa application assistance to non-citizens, who have arrived lawfully in Australia and who meet specific eligibility criteria. Access the IAAAS Online Referral Form here.

Settlement Services International (SSI) has commenced managing the delivery of IAAAS under a contract with the Department of Home Affairs.

The IAAAS eligibility criteria ensures that IAAAS Service is available to vulnerable  non-citizens who are either seeking a Protection visa in Australia or are minors for whom the Minister is guardian under the Immigration (Guardianship of Children) Act.

IAAAS is managed by SSI, who coordinate the delivery of services by specialist partner organisations in each Australian state and territory.

Factsheets for IAAAS are available for download below, providing easy to understand details on IAAAS and the eligibility criteria.

pdfIAAAS General Factsheet English174.94 KB
pdfIAAAS General Factsheet Arabic362.44 KB
pdfIAAAS General Factsheet Burmese247.37 KB
pdfIAAAS General Factsheet Chinese (S)377.75 KB
pdfIAAAS General Factsheet Spanish199.74 KB
pdfIAAAS General Factsheet Vietnamese324.77 KB
pdfIAAAS Factsheet for Youth English358.04 KB
pdfIAAAS Factsheet for Youth Arabic362.44 KB
pdfIAAAS Factsheet for Youth Burmese191.97 KB
pdfIAAAS Factsheet for Youth Chinese (S)286.29 KB
pdfIAAAS Factsheet for Youth Spanish185.12 KB
pdfIAAAS Factsheet for Youth Vietnamese297.29 KB

For IAAAS enquiries please contact Settlement Services International on 1800 932 082.

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