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Afghanistan update

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Australian Government has announced that it will provide 31,500 places for Afghan nationals, through our Humanitarian and Family Visa programs. Further information is below.

The Advisory Panel on Australia’s Resettlement of Afghan Nationals (the Advisory Panel) played an important role in the Australian Government’s decision to increase the commitment to Afghanistan. The Advisory Panel also provided critical advice to support the $27.1 million funding for an Afghan Settlement Support package announced in October 2021. This Package was designed to cater to the specific settlement needs of Afghan nationals fleeing the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.​

The Government has ch​anged Australia’s migration law to allow Afghan nationals evacuated from Afghanistan to apply for an offshore humanitarian visa in Australia. More details on these changes are available through the links below.​​