Resident Return Visas

These visas are for:

  • an Australian permanent resident
  • a former Australian permanent resident whose last permanent visa was not cancelled.
  • a former Australian citizen who lost or renounced Australian citizenship

What can I do on these visas?

Both the 155 and 157 visas are permanent visas. These visas let you undertake all of the activities that your original permanent visa let you undertake:

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses
  • sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
  • travel to and from Australia as many times as you want while the travel facility is valid
  • apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible.
  • There are no limits on the number of Resident Return visas (RRV) you can apply for.
  • Travel to and from Australia as a permanent resident until the travel facility expires.
  • Travel facility will range from 3 months to 1-5 years
  • If you leave Australia after your permanent visa travel facility has expired, you will not be able to return to Australia as a permanent resident. If you wish to return to Australia as a permanent resident, you must apply for and be granted this visa before your arrival in Australia.
  • If you are already in Australia as a permanent resident, you do not need to apply for this visa if you do not wish to travel.

How is the travel facility on the RRV determined:

  • If you have lived in Australia for a total of 2 years in the last 5 years as a permanent resident or Australian citizen, then you meet what is known as the ‘residence requirement’ and will be given a 5 year travel facility on your RRV.
  • If you do not met the ‘residence requirement’ but have demonstrated you have substantial ties with Australia that benefit Australia, then you can only be given a maximum of 12 months travel facility on your RRV.
  • Applied as a member of family unit of a person who already holds an RRV, or who has lodged a separate application for an RRV and meets the time of application criteria for grant, then you can only be given a maximum of 12 months travel facility on your RRV.
  • If you do not meet any of the above requirements, but have compelling and compassionate reasons for departure, then you can only be given 3 months travel facility on your RRV (subclass 157).

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