The Refugee and Humanitarian visa provides a lifeline to individuals facing persecution or violence in their home countries. At Settlers Migration & Education, we understand the gravity and urgency of these situations. Our mission is to assist those in need, ensuring a seamless transition to safety and stability in Australia.

Understanding the Refugee and Humanitarian Visa

What is the Refugee and Humanitarian Visa?

This visa offers protection to those unable to return to their homeland due to fear of persecution or violence. It serves as a beacon of hope for many, providing a pathway to resettlement in Australia.

Eligibility and Application Process

Applicants for the Refugee Visa typically require a referral from the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). Additionally, proposals from Australian citizens, permanent residents, eligible New Zealand citizens, or approved organisations can facilitate the application process. Importantly, this visa does not incur any application fees, ensuring accessibility for those in dire need.

Categories of Refugee and Humanitarian Visas

Australia’s refugee and humanitarian visa program encompasses several categories, each tailored to specific circumstances and needs.

Onshore Refugee and Humanitarian Visa (Protection Visa Subclass 866)

This visa caters to individuals already in Australia seeking protection. It allows the holder to live, work, and study in Australia indefinitely. Additionally, it provides access to Medicare and social security payments, supporting a stable and secure life.

Offshore Visas

These visas offer permanent residence to individuals outside Australia facing human rights violations. Key categories include:

How We Can Help

At Settlers Migration & Education, we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing expert assistance throughout the visa application process. Our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities of the Australian immigration system with ease and confidence.

Our Approach

We understand that each case is unique. Therefore, we offer personalised services tailored to meet your specific needs. From the initial consultation to the final submission of your application, we are with you every step of the way.

Why Choose Us?

Your Pathway to Safety

Securing a refugee and humanitarian visa can be a daunting process, but you don’t have to navigate it alone. Settlers Migration & Education is here to guide you through every step, offering expert advice and compassionate support.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the processing time for a refugee visa?

The processing time varies depending on individual circumstances and the specific visa category. However, we strive to expedite the process wherever possible to ensure timely resettlement.

Can family members be included in the application?

Yes, certain visa categories allow for family members to be included in the application. We can help you understand the requirements and ensure all necessary documentation is submitted.

What support is available after obtaining the visa?

Visa holders can access various support services, including Medicare, social security payments, and educational opportunities. Our team can provide guidance on how to utilise these resources effectively.


The Refugee and Humanitarian visa is a crucial lifeline for those facing persecution and violence. At Settlers Migration & Education, we are dedicated to helping you secure this visa and start a new chapter of safety and stability in Australia. Our personalised approach, combined with our extensive experience, ensures that you receive the best possible support throughout the application process.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know needs assistance with a refugee and humanitarian visa application, don’t hesitate to reach out. Settlers Migration & Education is here to help you every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a safer future.

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