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I am applying to be a refugee in Australia

What do I need to tell the Government?

This factsheet is provided by Refugee & Advice Casework Service, a legal organisation that helps refugees in Sydney. It was published in December 2015.

This factsheet helps people to fill out an application for a protection visa (a Temporary Protection Visa or a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa). Read the factsheet

How to write a statement of claim

This factsheet is provided by Refugee & Advice Casework Service, a legal organisation that helps refugees in Sydney. It was prepared in November 2019.

To apply for a Protection visa (the visa for refugees), you need to write down the reasons why you believe you should be given protection by Australia. This is done by completing and submitting a statement of claim. This factsheet tells you how to write this statement. Read the factsheet

This factsheet is provided by Refugee and Immigration Legal Service, a legal organisation that helps refugees in Queensland. It was last checked in July 2018.

This is a guide for what to include in your statement, which is the main part of your Protection Visa application. You can also read this in Arabic, Dari, Farsi and TamilRead the factsheet

These factsheets are provided by Refugee Advice & Casework Service, a legal organisation that helps refugees in New South Wales. They were prepared in November 2019.

This factsheet tells you how to apply for protection in Australia by filling and lodging out the form.

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This factsheet tells you how to complete the form for the protection visa.

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What to expect at the first interview

This factsheet is provided by the Refugee and Immigration Legal Service, a legal organisation that helps refugees in Queensland. It was last checked in July 2019.

This factsheet provides legal information about how to prepare for your protection visa interview at the Department of Home Affairs. You can also read this in Arabic, Dari, Farsi and Tamil.

Read the factsheet

This factsheet is provided by Refugee Advice & Casework Service, a legal organisation that helps refugees in New South Wales. It was last updated in November 2019.

This factsheet is for people who have applied for protection and want to know what to expect at an interview with the Department.

Read the factsheet

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