Australian Embassy
Georgia and Azerbaijan

Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program

The Australian Government operates a global Humanitarian Program that aims to provide resettlement in Australia for people overseas who are in the greatest need of humanitarian assistance.

The Humanitarian Program is currently under unprecedented pressure due to global demands. Many more people apply to be resettled to Australia than Australia can assist. While most applicants have suffered some form of discrimination or persecution, the limited number of visas available and the high demand for these places means that not everyone can be accepted.

In view of the limited number of visas available each year and the high demand for them, the Government gives priority to applicants who are assessed as refugees by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and formally referred to Australia for resettlement. Priority is also given to those who are proposed by an immediate family member (i.e. spouses, and minor aged children) or a relative residing in a regional area in Australia.

Unfortunately, the demand for places far exceeds the number of places available and most applications which are not referred by UNHCR or proposed by an immediate family member are refused.

Emailed visa applications are not accepted for processing and we do not respond to pre lodgement enquiries. Humanitarian visa applications can only be accepted if posted or couriered to the Embassy and only when the request includes a completed Form 842. Further information on Australia’s Humanitarian Program and Form 842 is located on the department's website: Refugee and Humanitarian Program.

If you have an urgent protection need, please approach UNHCR in your current country of residence. UNHCR are in the best position to assess a person's protection needs and provide you with assistance and guidance. Please note that recognition of refugee status does not necessarily mean that you will be referred for resettlement. Australia is only one of many resettlement countries working with UNHCR and if chosen for resettlement, may decide another country best meets your protection needs.

Should you wish for further information on Australia’s Humanitarian Program, please visit the department's website: Refugee and Humanitarian Program.

آگاهی برای اتباع افغانستان   درخواست های ویزا که از طریق ایمیل فرستاده شده باشند پذیرفته نمی شوند. برای معلومات بیشتر در مورد گزینه های ویزا برای اتباع افغانستان و طریقه درست ارائه کردن درخواست قابل اعتبار برای ویزا ، لطفاً اینجا را ببینید: Afghanistan Update.