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What is a Temporary Protection Visa (TPV)?

A Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) is one of two types of temporary protection visas available to those claiming asylum who come by boat. This is part of the Australian Government’s current policy that people who come by boat and claim asylum should not be given permanent protection.

The visa provides protection for three years (compared to the five years available under the Safe Haven Enterprise Visa).

What is a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV)?

A Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) is one of two types of temporary protection visas available to those claiming asylum who come by boat. This is part of the Australian Government’s current policy that people who come by boat and claim asylum should not be given permanent protection.

The visa provides protection for five years (compared to the three available under the TPV). Its main feature is that people who hold it must intend to work or study in a part of ‘regional Australia’.