When will I get my refugee determination?
The Government of Nauru will provide a batch of determinations every month affecting at least 60 individuals, so it may take some time for you to receive your determination. You need to be patient while determination hand downs are underway. You can make an appointment to speak to your CAPs representative to discuss your appeal options at any time, including before you receive your determination. You can make an appointment to speak with IOM regarding voluntary return home prior to receiving your determination.
If found to be a refugee:
If I am found to be a refugee what support can I expect?
You will be provided with support through a settlement case worker to access accommodation, health and welfare services, local schools/education, English language tuition, cultural orientation and assistance to find work in Nauru. Your settlement case worker will assess how much support you will need when you leave the RPC, not everyone will need the same level of support. Nauru community leaders are keen to share with you what life is like in Nauru. They are also keen to hear your stories about your journey to Australia. Both the Nauru and transferee communities will have the opportunity to share experiences of living in Nauru and other communities. This is called cultural orientation.
Will I be able to work?
Yes. Your settlement case worker will assist you to find employment in Nauru. Where you have an existing skill/ qualification these may be recognised by the Government of Nauru. You will have access to English language training, most Nauruan employers speak English. If you are unskilled your settlement case worker will assist you with entry into the work force. The Government of Nauru will support refugees establishing small businesses, if this business does not already exist in Nauru. You will need to apply for a business license from the Government of Nauru and the process for this will be explained to you by your settlement case worker.
What visa will I hold and can I travel?
The Government of Nauru will issue you with a Temporary Settlement Visa. You will be able to travel but you will need to apply for an entry permit to other countries in the same way you would from your home country. You are not guaranteed entry to other countries, that would be a decision for the country to which you wish to visit. The Government of Nauru will issue you with a travel document that will allow you to leave, and re-enter Nauru.
How long will I be settled in Nauru?
You will be settled in Nauru for a period of up to five years.
What is the permanent settlement third country, where will I eventually be resettled?