Important Information about the End of TPVs and SHEVs

Published by the Refugee Council of Australia

On 13 February 2023, the Albanese Government announced that it would end the cruel and unnecessary policy of temporary protection.

This means that those who already have a Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) or Safe Haven Enterprise Visa (SHEV) will be able to apply for a permanent Resolution of Status (RoS) Visa. Current applications to renew expired TPVs or SHEVs will automatically be converted to RoS visa applications. Those still waiting for a decision will be granted a RoS Visa once their need for refugee protection is determined.

It is important to get legal advice on this application process.

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