Fischer Migration can assist you with your Offshore Humanitarian Visa

Offshore Protection Visa (Class XB)

Information on this visa can be found on the immigration website at The application is free of charge and processing is currently estimated at 12 months. Migration Agent fees range from $1,200 to $3,500 AUD.

Sadly, fewer than 1% of these visas are granted each year and applicants proposed by an Australian organisation, spouse or dependent child under 18 are given preference. Other Australian supporters may complete a proposal form 681 which will help to demonstrate the applicants’ connection with Australia. The following is a list of organisations currently registered to provide community proposals:

  1. AMES (Victoria);
  2. Brotherhood of St Laurence (Victoria);
  3. Illawarra Multicultural Services (NSW);
  4. Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre (NSW);
  5. Migrant Resource Centre of South Australia (SA).

The following forms are required for the application:

  • Form 956 Advice by family member of providing immigration assistance;
  • Form 842 Application for offshore protection visa (Class XB);
  • Form 681 Proposal for offshore protection visa (Class XB);
  • Form 80 Personal particulars.

Free advice and assistance in relation to this application may be available from the following organisations:

Refugee & Immigration Legal Service (RAILS), Brisbane Qld



Every Monday and Wednesday from 5pm, by appointment only, Level 1,  170 Boundary Street  West End, Queensland. Phone: 3846 9333

Refugee & Immigration Legal Centre (RILC), Melbourne Vic

Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS), Sydney

Contact RACS