Resident Return visa (RRV) – 155 and 157 visa Requirements

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In order to apply for a Resident return visa, you must be either:

 

  1. A current Australian permanent residency visa holder
  2. A former Australian citizen who has lost or renounced Australian citizenship
  3. A former Australian permanent resident, other than a former Australian permanent resident whose most recent permanent visa was cancelled

 

The key eligibility requirements for the 155 and 157 Resident Return visas are outlined below:

 

  • 155 visa which is valid for 5 years – in the last 5 years that precedes the lodgement of your Resident Return Visa application, you have been in Australia as a permanent resident for at least 2 years out of the 5. You must satisfy this requirement to obtain a 155 Resident Return Visa that is valid for 5 years and there are no exemptions to satisfying this requirement

 

  • 155 visa which is valid for 1 year – you have been in Australia for at least 1 day in the last 5 years as the holder of a permanent residency visa and you have substantial, business, cultural, employment and/or personal ties to Australia which are of benefit to Australia

 

  • 155 visa which is valid for 1 year – since the grant of your last permanent residency visa, you have been absent from Australia for a period of 5 years or more and there are compelling reasons for your absence and you have substantial, business, cultural, employment and/or personal ties to Australia which are of benefit to Australia

 

  • 157 visa which is valid for 3 months – if you are outside of Australia, then you have been in Australia for at least 1 day in the last 5 years as the holder of a permanent residency visa, and you have compelling reasons that caused your last departure from Australia. Also, if you have been outside of Australia for more than three continuous months immediately before lodging your application, then you need to demonstrate compelling reasons for your current/recent absence from Australia. If you are in Australia and need to travel, then you need to demonstrate compelling and compassionate reasons for having to leave Australia

 

International travel with your initial permanent residency visa

 

Generally speaking, once you are granted an Australian permanent residency visa, this visa will allow you to travel in and out of Australia for a period of 5 years from the date of grant. This is referred to as your ‘international travel facility’. This does not mean that you are only allowed to lawfully remain in Australia for 5 years. As a permanent resident, you are allowed to lawfully remain in Australia indefinitely as a permanent resident as long as you arrive in Australia before your current permanent residency visa expires.

 

Resident return visa Ron

 

155 visa – 5 years visa

 

In order to obtain a 5 year 155 visa, you must live in Australia as a permanent resident for at least 2 years out of the 5 years that precedes the lodgement of your Resident return visa application.

 

Two years is defined as 730 days in total. You do not have to complete two consecutive years of residence in Australia. You can accumulate the required two years over the 5 year period that precedes the lodgement of your application.

 

You can only count the time that you have spent in Australia as a permanent resident or Australian citizen (i.e. you cannot count any time that you held a temporary visa or a bridging visa towards the 2 years). You can count both your date of arrival and departure from Australia, assuming that these dates are different days.

 

You must satisfy the above requirement in order to obtain a 155 Resident Return visa that is valid for 5 years. There are no exemptions that will get you around satisfying this requirement.

 

If you do satisfy this requirement, then you can apply for your Resident Return Visa online. You can lodge your application while you are inside of Australia, or outside of Australia. The process should be pretty straight forward, and the Department should be able to grant the visa within days or weeks of lodgement.

 

If you need to find out the number of days that you have been in Australia, then you can request this information from the Department by completing the Request for international movement records form and emailing or posting this form to the Department as per this form’s instructions.

 

155 visa – 1 year visa

 

If you are in Australia when you lodge your Resident return visa application, then you need to satisfy the following requirements:

 

  1. You have substantial, business, cultural, employment and/or personal ties to Australia which are of benefit to Australia
  2. You have not been absent from Australia for a continuous period of 5 years or more since the grant of your last permanent residency visa, or you will need to demonstrate compelling reasons for your absence

 

If you are outside of Australia when you lodge your Resident return visa application, then you need to satisfy the following requirements:

 

  1. Your current permanent residency visa is still valid, or the last time that you departed from Australia, you departed as a permanent residency visa holder or Australian citizen
  2. You have substantial, business, cultural, employment and/or personal ties to Australia which are of benefit to Australia
  3. You have not been absent from Australia for a continuous period of 5 years or more since you last departed from Australia as a permanent residency visa holder or Australian citizen, or you will need to demonstrate compelling reasons for your absence

 

If you are outside of Australia when you lodge your Resident return visa application, and when you last left Australia, you did not hold a permanent residency visa or Australian citizenship (i.e. last departed Australia as a temporary visa holder), then you need to satisfy the following requirements:

 

  1. Your were an Australian permanent residency visa holder or Australian citizen sometime in the last 10 years before the date of lodgement of your Resident return visa application
  2. You have substantial, business, cultural, employment and/or personal ties to Australia which are of benefit to Australia
  3. You have not been absent from Australia for a total period of 5 years or more since you last departed from Australia as a permanent residency visa holder or Australian citizen, or you will need to demonstrate compelling reasons for your absence

 

Documents checklist

 

You will need to upload clear scanned copies for all supporting documents. You do not need to provide certified or notarised copies unless the case officer specifically asks for this which is generally rare.

 

Generally speaking, you do not need to provide police clearances (unless you have any character issues such as prior criminal conviction/s) or complete a health examination for this visa application.

 

Depending on your application and circumstances, you will need to upload the following documents to your visa application (and also the visa applications for your family members if applicable):

 

155 visa – 5 years visa

 

  • Passport for visa applicant (generally speaking, you do not need to provide any other documents if you have lived in Australia for at least 2 years in the last 5 years before the lodgement of your Resident return visa application, which would entitle you to a 5 year visa)

 

155 visa – 1 year visa

 

  • Passport for visa applicant
  • Documents demonstrating your substantial ties with Australia, such as:

 

Relevant tie Supporting documents can include
Personal ties
  • Australian passports of family members who are living with the visa applicant
  • Marriage certificate if married with Australian citizen spouse
  • Birth certificates for Australian citizen children
  • School/university/other education enrolment evidence for your child or children’s education in Australia
  • Property/assets/land titles etc. demonstrating your asset ownership in Australia
  • Lease or property ownership evidence for current residence in Australia
Employment ties
  • Letter of appointment and/or employment contract
  • Payslips for current work in Australia
  • Tax records for current work in Australia
  • Payslips if assigned to work temporarily overseas by an Australian business entity
Business ties
  • Annual financial reports
  • Business transaction documents such as invoices, receipts etc.
  • Bank statements
  • Contracts obtained or awarded
  • Business, superannuation and/or personal records –e.g. payroll tax, PAYG summaries
Cultural ties
  • Publications
  • Newspaper articles
  • Programs from concerts, events, exhibitions etc., demonstrating your arts, sports or other cultural contributions to Australia

 

  • If you need to demonstrate compelling reasons for your absence from Australia for a period of 5 years or more, then relevant documents in relation to this requirement, such as:
    • Medical records to demonstrate your need to care for a family member outside of Australia
    • Court and/or legal documents to demonstrate that you have been involved in on-going legal affairs/disputes outside of Australia
    • Demonstrate that you have been living outside of Australia with your Australian citizen partner, and your Australian citizen child or children if applicable

 

  • We also suggest preparing your own statement in which you outline your ties to Australia (and compelling reasons for absence if applicable). You can refer the Department to relevant supporting documents which demonstrate the circumstances and claims outlined in your statement. This will help the Department understand your application, circumstances and documents, and may help avoid the situation where the Department is misunderstanding or misinterpreting your application and documents

 

157 visa – 3 month visa

 

  • If you are in Australia when you lodged your application, then documents demonstrating your compelling reasons to need to leave Australia. Possible examples can include:
    • Attending overseas funeral, wedding or other significant event for family or close friend
    • Temporarily leaving Australia to finalise overseas affairs such as property and assets sales before returning to Australia
    • Assisting family member or friend with medical treatment overseas

 

  • If you are outside of Australia when you lodged your application, then documents demonstrating that you have compelling reasons that caused your last departure from Australia. Also, if you have been outside of Australia for more than three continuous months immediately before making the application, then you also need to demonstrate compelling reasons for your current/recent absence from Australia as well. Possible examples can include:
    • Medical records to demonstrate your need to care for a family member outside of Australia
    • Court and/or legal documents to demonstrate that you have been involved in on-going legal affairs/disputes outside of Australia
    • Demonstrate that you have been living outside of Australia with your Australian citizen partner, and your Australian citizen child or children if applicable

 

  • We also suggest preparing your own statement in which you outline your compelling reasons. You can refer the Department to relevant supporting documents which demonstrate the circumstances and claims outlined in your statement. This will help the Department understand your application, circumstances and documents, and may help avoid the situation where the Department is misunderstanding or misinterpreting your application and documents

 

Substantial ties requirement

 

You can show substantial ties by having business, cultural, employment and/or personal ties. The Department’s policy does recognise that the longer that you have been away from Australia, the more difficult it may be for you to establish ‘substantial ties’. The Department’s policy guidelines stateIn general, it becomes increasingly difficult to demonstrate substantial ties of benefit over extended periods of absence. This is in part because the longer the period of absence the more difficult it is to continue to maintain ties of sufficient import to be considered ‘substantial’.

 

Generally speaking, if you were in Australia when you lodged your Resident Return visa, and you are settled in Australia on a long term and permanent basis, then your on-going residence and intention to stay in Australia should be sufficient for you to satisfy the requirements for a 1 year visa. Such an application should be straight forward for the Department to assess, as you just need to upload documents to demonstrate your (and your family if applicable) on-going residence and settlement in Australia such as your lease or property ownership certificate, invoices/receipts for household utility expenses, payslips for your work if applicable, bank statements etc.

 

Employment ties

 

If you have an employment opportunity in Australia, then you may be able to establish ‘substantial ties’ on this basis. The nature of the work is a relevant consideration (i.e. is it permanent, temporary or contract? Is it full-time, part-time or casual?). The Department’s policy guidelines state that ‘casual work would not normally be considered to be a substantial tie unless the applicant had been living in Australia for a significant period in the last 2 years’.

 

The Department can consider the following in assessing whether your employment ties are of benefit to Australia:

 

  1. Whether the role aligns with your qualifications and experience
  2. Whether the role is due to commence immediately
  3. Whether you can demonstrate an intention to stay in Australia for the long term by providing evidence such as a lease agreement, or enrolling your children in school

 

The Department may also need to consider the ‘genuineness’ of your claim of employment ties (to stop people from forming fraudulent employment ties in order to apply for a Resident Return visa).

 

 

 

Resident return visa Miriam

 

Personal ties

 

The Department’s policy states that allowing you to live with your family can be considered to be of benefit to Australia if there is evidence that you and your family have imminent plans to live in Australia permanently. The following examples are given:

 

  1. If your partner is an Australian citizen and you’re living with your partner outside of Australia
  2. If you’re living overseas with your family and your family includes children (or a child) who are under 18 and are Australian citizens, and you provide evidence to show that you have immediate plans to return to Australia
  3. If you are an Australian citizen and your child is an Australian permanent resident and you need to apply for a Resident Return Visa for your child

 

Other basis for personal ties that are mentioned in the Department’s policy include:

 

  1. If you have a history of long term residence in Australia prior to the last 5 years, particularly if you have spent your formative years in Australia or has spent a significant amount of time in Australia since first being granted a permanent visa. The longer that you’ve been in Australia since you were granted permanent residency, the more weight is placed on this factor
  2. Personal assets in Australia such as a family home or investment property. However, whether this personal tie is of benefit to Australia is dependent on whether it is occupied, for example, by a close family member or actively being rented
  3. Having family members (e.g. your partner and/or child or children) who are Australian citizens or permanent residents and these family members have substantial residence in Australia

 

Business ties

 

Under the Department’s policy, the applicant needs to ‘have substantial ownership interests in a business and be involved in the management of the business, however they do not need to have physical residence in Australia. This business should be an Australian business or a branch of a business which has connections with Australia’.

 

When the Department assesses whether your business ties are of benefit to Australia, the Department can consider the following:

 

  • Your business has led to the creation of employment opportunities in Australia, or for Australian citizens or permanent residents outside of Australia
  • Whether your business generates revenue in or for Australia
  • Size of the business
  • Whether your business enhances links with other countries
  • Whether your business has resulted in the transfer of Australian knowledge and/or technologies offshore and/or evidence of introducing new technologies into Australia.

 

If you have business ties to Australia (i.e. you have substantial ownership interests in a business), then you should have a think about the benefits and relationships that your business is delivering to Australia and Australians, and whether you can evidence these benefits and relationships.

 

Cultural ties

 

Below is the Department’s policy extract in relation to what constitutes cultural ties:

 

A substantial cultural tie of benefit to Australia may exist if the applicant’s cultural pursuits are conducted at a professional level or with a degree of public recognition. Some examples of persons who may have substantial cultural ties include, but are not limited to:

 

  • A person who is accepted as a member of a cultural community within Australia who is actively involved in traditional activities
  • A person involved in the Arts at a professional level
  • Members of religious communities in Australia or
  • Sports persons or professional support staff who are members of Australian sporting associations.

 

Evidence to support a claim of cultural ties of benefit to Australia may include:

 

  • Publications
  • Contracts
  • Evidence of membership of cultural associations
  • Newspaper articles
  • Programs from concerts, etc.

 

As a general observation it is likely that the reasons claimed as cultural ties would be consistent with the basis for the grant of their original permanent visa.

 

Compelling reasons for absence from Australia

 

If you have been absent from Australia for a continuous period of 5 years or more since the grant of your last permanent residency visa, then you will need to demonstrate ‘compelling reasons’ for your absence.

 

The Department’s policy guidelines do provide examples in relation to what may constitute ‘compelling reasons’. Examples include severe illness or death of an overseas family member or been caught up in a natural disaster, political uprising or other similar event.

 

It is not always easy to demonstrate compelling reasons. Generally speaking, ‘every day’ reasons for not being in Australia such as work or study commitments are generally not considered to be ‘compelling’.

 

Satisfying your case officer that there are ‘compelling reasons’ for your absence can be difficult, and whether your case officer accepts your reasons is discretionary. Hence if you want to retain the right to travel in and out of Australia as a permanent resident, then we would strongly suggest that you try and avoid this situation where you are absent from Australia for a continuous period of 5 years or more since the grant of your permanent residency visa.

 

157 visa – 3 month visa

 

When you lodge a Resident return visa application, the Department will automatically consider and assess your eligibility for both the 155 and 157 visas, so you do not need to lodge a separate 157 visa application.

 

If you do not have sufficient substantial ties with Australia, you may still be able to apply for the 157 visa because you do not need to demonstrate substantial ties with Australia for this visa.

 

If you are outside of Australia when you lodged your application, then you must have been in Australia for at least 1 day in the last 5 years as the holder of a permanent residency visa, and you have compelling reasons that caused your last departure from Australia. Also, if you have been outside of Australia for more than three continuous months immediately before making the application, then you also need to demonstrate compelling reasons for your current/recent absence.

 

If you are in Australia and need to travel, then you need to demonstrate compelling and compassionate reasons for having to leave Australia.

 

If you are granted this visa, then it is valid for a period of 3 months. This is a permanent residency visa, and you will be allowed to remain in Australia indefinitely if you return to Australia before your visa expires.

 

You can return to Australia during this 3 month period, form stronger ties with Australia and apply for the 1 year 155 visa on the basis of your residence in Australia (and work if applicable) as your substantial ties with Australia.

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Family members

 

With your first or initial permanent residency visa application, you probably included yourself and all your family members in the same visa application and form.

 

With a Resident Return visa application, each individual is required to lodge his or her own separate visa application, even for children under 18.

 

Each individual applicant and application will be assessed by the Department separately to determine if the applicant satisfies the requirements for the 5 years, 1 year or 3 month visa.

 

You do need to pay separate government lodgement fees for each individual family member and visa application.

 

If you are granted a Resident Return visa, then your partner and your dependant family members can also be granted a Resident Return visa that is valid for a maximum period of 1 year, and the period granted cannot exceed the time remaining on your current Resident Return visa. This is assuming that your family member is a current or former Australian permanent residency visa holder or citizen (like yourself), and your family member is not eligible for the 5 year 155 visa.

 

Permanent residency visa holders that are not eligible for Resident return visas

 

Please note that you are not eligible for a Resident Return visa if your most recent permanent visa was one of the following Business Skills visas and it has been cancelled, or is subject to a notice of intention to cancel from the Department:

 

  • Subclass 130 – State or Territory Sponsored Senior Executive visa
  • Subclass 843 – State or Territory Sponsored Senior Executive visa
  • Subclass 128 – Senior Executive visa
  • Subclass 841 – Senior Executive visa
  • Subclass 129 – State or Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa
  • Subclass 842 – State or Territory Sponsored Business Owner visa
  • Subclass 840 – Business Owner visa
  • Subclass 127 – Business Owner visa
  • Subclass 132 – Business Talent visa
  • Subclass 131 – Investment Linked visa
  • Subclass 884 – Investment Linked visa

 

Post visa lodgement and Department decision

 

Please see our new posts which covers post 155/157 visa lodgement issues such as:

 

 

Resident return visa application process

 

You can apply online for the 155/157 Resident Return visa by creating an Immiaccount with the Department’s website. Once you have created your account, use the New application link (top left), and then the Resident Return visa form link:

 

Resident return visa online application

 

If you have issues with lodging the online application, then you can post a paper form application instead if you wish, although the government fees will be higher for the paper form application (AUD $365.00 for online application, or AUD $445.00 for posting a paper form application).

 

Please see the Department’s PDF form and instructions for posting a Form 1085 155/157 visa application, and your relevant supporting documents, to the Department.

 

We would suggest lodging an online application if you can, since the government fees are lower and the online application form has a lot less questions then the PDF form. In terms of the Department’s processing time and post-lodgement handling of your application, these administrative steps should be similar for both online and posted applications following lodgement.

 

If you need to follow-up with the Department in relation to your 155 or 157 visa application, then you can by email or phone.

 

If you were outside of Australia when you lodged your 155/157 visa application, then you also need to be outside of Australia at the time that the Department decides your application.

 

If you were in Australia when you lodged your 155/157 visa application, then you can be in or outside of Australia at the time that the Department decides your application.

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Department’s current processing times (updated 22 June 2018)

 

The Department’s processing time for the 155/157 Resident Return visa increased significantly in around early 2018. The Department’s current processing times are approximately:

 

5 years 155 visa: 3-10 days from the date of lodgement

1 year 155 visa: 3-5 months or potentially longer depending on the complexity of your application

3 month 157 visa: 3-6 months or potentially longer depending on the complexity of your application

 

Please note that the above information is only providing estimated processing time information based on our recent experience, and actual processing times will vary for each individual application. Generally speaking, more complicated applications which may have issues satisfying the relevant legal requirements may take the Department longer to assess and decide.

 

However, we have also had a few instances where the Department has taken 4-5 months or longer to decide and approve straight forward 1 year 155 visa applications. Hence, the Department’s long processing time for your application does not necessarily mean that the Department has any issues with your application.

 

Please also see the Department’s website in relation to current processing time information:

 

Stream 75 per cent of applications processed 90 per cent of applications processed
155 5 days ​12 days
157 ​​Unavailable due to low volume of applications. ​​Unavailable due to low volume of applications.

 

Last updated 19 June 2018 (for month ending 31 May 2018)

 

Applications that do not meet the residence requirement will take longer to finalise than the published processing times advertised above. Processing timeframes for these applications can be up to 12 weeks.

 


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Madhu

Hi Peng,

Thanks for all the beautiful articles.

I have a quick question, for applying RRV 155, should I have to stay 2 years before my Permanent visa expires or 2 years in last 5 years (even after my visa expires).

Thanks,
Madhu

Sachi

Hi Peng, I have applied for a RRV 155 (one year) 8 weeks ago and have still been waiting for the visa to be granted. I didn’t include my husband (an Australian citizen currently living in Australia) as a contact in my visa application when submitting. If I want my husband to reach out to the Department from Australia on behalf of myself, how can I add him in my application which is already submitted online? Is it too late to do that? Thank you very much for your kindness and help in advance,

Rie

I forgot to mention that we are both living in overseas but planning to move to Australia as soon as my son gets the visa approved.

Rie

Hi Peng
I have 1 year resident return visa 155 and it was approved in March 2018. It took me for about 4 weeks to be granted. Now I have applied for the same visa (resident return visa 155) for my son who is 13 years old on the 27th March but until now 7th June, he still has not received it. Do you think there might be a chance that my son does not get approve? Or is it taking time. I appreciate your thought on this situation.

Ammi

Hi Rie! What kind of evidence did you provide for ties? Did you submit evidence at the same time as applying for the visa or did the department request evidence separately at a later stage? I applied 3 months ago and still no news…

Rie

Hi Anmi, I had applied for my visa separately before applying for my son. The evidence for my visa was employment tie and have a property in Australia. It too me about 2 months. But my son’s application is taking longer and he has not approved it yet as of today. It is 11 weeks now. Please let me know when you get it. I will also let you know.

Leong Khee Khien

Hi Peng

My current PR is expiring and I plan to submit RRV soon (3rd time). Heard from some news that the processing time is very long nowadays. FYI, I wish to submit an offshore application. I have some personal ties such as spouse and child are both PR but not staying in Australia. Bunch of family and relatives are staying in Australia with most of them being Australian Citizens. Any idea on the processing time for offshore application?

Hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks.
Leong

Yannick

Hi Peng
I am a PR currently located in Australia, applied for a RRV in April and still waiting for the outcome. My previous RRV expired last month. Understand the processing time for RRVs is 3 to 5 months. I need to travel overseas but do not want to take the risk of leaving Australia in case that my application is rejected. Any option to apply for a bridging visa (type B?) in the meantime to allow me to leave and return to Australia while my application for the RRV is being processed?

Ming

Hi Peng,

I must have missed the part of your write up about not being in Australia at the time of decision if application is lodged outside of Australia.

I lodged my application outside of Australia but there was no reply and my travel facility was expiring. So I entered Australia before it expires and is still waiting for Immigration’s reply. It’s been 9 weeks since I applied.

Does my arrival in Austalia void my RRV application? Should I leave Australia now and wait outside instead?

Thanks,
Ming

Aga

Hi,
I am a 155 visa holder (1 year). Visa expires 15th August 2018. Im leaving overseas. Last year my visa was granted after 1 month I applied. I was just about to apply again and I noticed the processing time is now 3 months or longer.
My visa expires on 2.5 months. My question is: if I apply immediatelly however will not receive the grant letter before expiry date should I travel to Australia or I can wait in another country?
Thank you!

Aga

Sorry, supposed to be “Im living overseas”, not “leaving”.

Irene

Hi Aga,

You can still travel out of Oz while your application still under processing. 🙂

Irene

Another thing is you can only travel back with a valid visa 🙂

Satish

Hi Peng, My PR visa granted on 2008 I visited and stayed 5 month to and worked as motor mechanic in Perth , but not stayed for 2 years as per, my visa expired on 8th Jan 2013 as per given, Till the date I have not visited Australia, Now 2018 I wish to return back to Australia on RRV 155 , 1.Still am eligible for RRV 155 or not ? 2.if am still eligible how to process ? 3. Can I get or go on visitors visa to try for job or does your consultancy help me to get… Read more »

Naveed

Hi, My PR will expire on 30th of June 2018 and I went to Australia last in April 2017, but my total stay was never more than 10 days (total in 5 years) I am working abroad and despite several job applications, I never offered any job in Australia, I cannot travel to Australia now due to job situation. so I have following questions 1- Can I apply for RRV 157, after 30th June 2018 based on fact that I lived 10 days in Australian PR in April 2017. 2- Till when I can apply RRV. 3- I don’t have… Read more »

Adnan Mithani

Hi,
Thanks for such an informative post. My questions is:
a) my 5 year PR will expire in Feb 2020. If by that time I have completed only 1 year but if I apply for Subclass 155 somewhere in Feb 2021 (when I ll complete 2 years), would the 2 year period be counted? Or only 1 year period be counted as during my 5 year period I only completed 1 year?
Thank you in advance!

Antionette

Hi Peng I was granted PR in 2012. November 2013 my dad got ill and had no care. I had to leave Australia to take care of my parents because of been the only sibling. Dad 83yrs at the time. He is now late. mom 86 has dementia. I am taking care of her. My PR visa was going to expire Nov 2017. June 2017 i applied for a RRV which was granted at the end of June. my RRV visa will be expiring end June. I am still taking care of mom, but will not want to be able… Read more »

Wulan Aprilianti

Hi peng…
I just apply for my RRV 2 days ago and my trip leaving in 4 days. And I have fill all the createria for being here more then 2 yrs out of 5yrs. Should I wait for the application done or Can I just do the trip and waiting for the result while I’m overseas.

Thank you

Faria Sundrani

Hi Peng,

I along with my husband and 5 year old son have 189 PR, which will expire in November 2019. As we both need to support our ailing mothers, we intend to travel only in 2028. Is it possible to apply for RRV 157 for 3 months then ?
Will we have to prove any ties that time ? because we intend to apply only then and move there permanently, along with our son, who can pursue his further studies there.

Thanks!
Faria

Rajesh Kumar

Please can someone help me to get my 5years visa stamped on my passport cause my permanent resident visa, to travel out of the country expires in June, I don’t know where to go in Nsw to get it done, I am willing to pay

Siti

I applied RRV for my family in April this year. My husband’s and children’s RRV were granted within a week but my application still says “Received”. We have been living in Australia as permanent residents for the past 4.5 years. I’m not sure why my RRV has not been granted. What should I do?

Aamir Aziz Memon

Hi,

I want to apply for RRV but I have to not completed two years. My home contract has expired and I am on month to month contract and looking for another place due to cost reasons. At this stage I don’t have a valid home contract, can I instead submit utility bills and rent ledger to satisfy the personal ties?

Ardhi

Hi Peng,
I’ve lodged my application since early Feb, till today no updates except the status has changed to “further assessment” since march. Is this normal?. Thank You

Rgds

Meenakshi

Hi Peng,

I had a PR Visa from 08th March 2011. It expired on 08th March 2016. I spent around 4 months in Australia in total.
I was last in Australia in 03 April 2016.
I had to leave for compassionate reasons.
I intend applying for an RRV Subclass 157 before 03rd April 2021 (within the 5 year period that I was last in Australia under the PR visa).
If I am granted the RRV 157, may I count the previous stay of the 4 months towards a two year stay?

Kindest Regards

Meenakshi

Janna

Hi Peng,

I have lodged the application offshore and not yet got the result. I have planned a trip to Aus this month, just wondering if I need to cancel my trip if the result is not released by then?

Thanks!

Janna