The Refugee visa (subclass 200) is for you if you are outside Australia, are living outside your home country and are persecuted in your home country.
To be considered for resettlement in Australia under this visa, you would usually need to be referred by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to the Australian Government.
The Refugee visa (subclass 200) is a permanent visa.
This visa allows you to:
You might be able to get this visa if you:
The processing time varies depending on the type of visa you apply for, for instance student visa applications are usually finalised within 1-3 months, partner visas within 12-15 months, permanent employer sponsored visas within 6-8 months from the date of lodgment. Have a look at the service standards of the Department for more information HERE
Migration to Australia / Visa to Australia / 457 visa / Skilled visa / RSMS visa / State sponsorship / Student visa - Open Migration