Permanent Visa Pathway for TPV/SHEV Holders Announced

The Australian government has announced that people seeking safety in Australia eligible to hold, or holding a Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) or a Safe Haven Enterprise Visas (SHEVs) will now have an opportunity to apply for Permanent Visa in Australia through the grant of a Resolution of Status Visa (subclass 851).

Under the new policy, around 19,000 people on a Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) will have the opportunity to apply for a permanent visa within Australia.

In accordance with the policy, those who are granted with a permanent visa will now be allowed to apply for social security payments, access to the NDIS and higher education assistance.

Effectively this means that if you are a TPV or SHEV holder currently in Australia, you will be eligible to apply for the Resolution of Status Visa (subclass 851) from 14 February 2023. The application must take place before the TPV or SHEV expires.

TPV or SHEV holders who first arrived in Australia before the 14 February 2023, are not able to apply for the subsequent TPV or SHEV, as they are eligible to apply for a permanent Resolution of Status Visa (subclass 851).

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