Resident Return Visas

If you already hold and Australian permanent residency visa you will probably have already found out that they are only valid for five years from the date they are granted.

As a rule only Australian citizens are allowed automatic entry into the country.  Everyone else is required to hold a visa with entry rights.

An Australian permanent residency visa allows a person to stay in the country for an unlimited period of time.  However that doesn’t take into account a person’s desire to travel the world, and then return to Australia.

So the Australian Government allow permanent residents to apply for a Resident Return Visa which will be valid for up to five years and will allow unlimited entry into and out of the country.

It is best to plan on applying for a Resident Return Visa before the expiry of a current permanent residency visa.

The main eligibility requirement for Resident Return Visa is having lived in Australia for at least two years in the past five years.

If you do not meet those requirements then there are avenues for arguing that a visa should be granted due to compelling circumstances or based on having substantial ties to the country, that are a benefit to the country.

If you would like assistance with applying for a Resident Return Visa then please contact our office and we can prepare a plan for your migration application.