people who arrived by boat

1 October deadline

The Department of Immigration has advised that boat arrivals who have been invited to apply for Temporary Protection Visas or Safe Haven Enterprise Visas will need to lodge applications before 1 October 2017

The Humanitarian Group continues to provide assistance to these boat arrivals through our free and confidential drop-in advice service and legal clinics.

We encourage anyone requiring assistance to attend the Asylum Seeker Hub on Thursdays, 9am to 12noon Riverview Church, 1 Thorogood Street, Burswood.

 

Information about Bridging Visas

Fact sheets about Bridging Visas are available on our Bridging Visas page. These fact sheets have information for people in detention and people in the community.

 

Information for people want to apply for a SHEV pre-decision

This fact sheet is for people who:

  • have applied for a TPV; AND
  • have not yet received a decision; AND
  • now want to apply for a SHEV instead.

 

Information for people want to apply for a SHEV post-decision

This fact sheet is for people who:

  • have been granted a TPV; AND
  • now want to apply for a SHEV instead.

If your TPV has been cancelled, or your think you think your TPV will be cancelled on character grounds, please see our information about visa cancellation.

 

Information about the IAA

This fact sheet is for people who have:

  • applied for a TPV or a SHEV; AND
  • received a refusal decision from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection; AND
  • have been referred to the Immigration Assessment Authority (IAA).

 

Applying for judicial review from the IAA

This information is suitable for you if:

  • you came to Australia by boat after 13 August 2012
  • the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has refused your application for a visa because it said you are not a refugee or entitled to complementary protection
  • the Immigration Assessment Authority reviewed your case and agreed with the Department's decision
  • you live in Western Australia

 

Information for people granted a TPV

This fact sheet for people who have been granted a Temporary Protection Visa (TPV). It is also available in other languages.

 

Information for people granted a SHEV

This fact sheet for people who have been granted a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV). It is also available in other languages.