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Monthly Update - Onshore Protection (Subclass 866) Visa Processing

Summary of the Monthly Update on Onshore Protection (Subclass 866) Visa Processing - December 2023

  • Total Lodgements: 1,942 protection visas were lodged onshore in December 2023.
  • Country of Origin: Top countries for visa lodgements included Vietnam (371), China (203), India (157), Vanuatu (86), and the Philippines (82).
  • Demographics: Applicants varied in age and gender, with the largest groups being 25-34 (515) and 35-44 (533) years old.
  • Refugee Status Determinations: 1,002 determinations were made during this period.
  • Visa Grants: 271 individuals were granted a Final Protection Visa, with the highest grant rates for applicants from Myanmar (96.30%) and Libya (100%).
  • Not Granted: Many applicants, particularly from China (136) and India (118), were not granted a Final Protection Visa.
  • Deportations: Fewer than five individuals were involuntarily deported, with 14 voluntary deportations.
  • Pending Decisions: There were 32,404 refugee status determinations and 76,574 individuals awaiting deportation decisions at the end of the period.

This report was issued by The Hon Andrew Giles MP, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, and Multicultural Affairs, and covers all aspects of subclass 866 visa processing, excluding temporary protection or safe haven enterprise visas. It provides a comprehensive overview of lodgements, decisions, and outcomes for the specified period.

Source: Monthly-Update---Onshore-Protection-Subclass-866-Visa-Processing---GILES.pdf

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