Kerdo Legal has expertise in all types of refugee and humanitarian visas.

If you are in Australia and have arrived on a valid visa, in your name, and if you fear returning to your country because you will suffer significant harm, you can apply for an onshore protection visa. You must do this as soon as possible after clearing Australian customs.

If you are located outside Australia, you may be eligible to apply for a number of visas to resettle in Australia on refugee or humanitarian grounds.

For clear, honest information about which visa is best suited to your particular situation, please contact us.


Subclass 201- In-Country Special Humanitarian

What is it?

Similar to Subclass 200 visa, but requires that you are in your country of origin as well facing persecution in that country.

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible for a Subclass 201 visa if:

  • You are living in your home country and subjected to persecution in that country;
  • You are person certified by the Minister to be in a class of persons who is at risk of harm; or
  • You are a member of the immediate family of a proposer who holds or held a Subclass 201 visa and the application is made within 5 years of the date of that visa approval and the proposer completes an approved Form 681. This is also called a split family application.

Who are prescribed persons certified by the Minister?

The prescribed persons include non-citizens who have been deemed to be at significant risk of harm as a result of their employment with Australian organisations. For example, interpreters or instructors employed with the ADF or AFP.

What are the fees?

There are no fees associated with a Subclass 201 visa application.

How do you apply?

You can apply by using an approved Form 842 and lodge online.

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