RESIDENT RETURN VISA

The Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155 and 157) enables travel to and from Australia for former Australian permanent residents and citizens, and permanent residents with an expired travel validity.

Permanent residents returning to Australia without a permanent visa and a valid travel facility might negatively impact their entitlements as a permanent resident or future Australian citizenship or Resident Return Visa applications.

MORE ABOUT THE RESIDENT RETURN VISA

WHAT THIS VISA ALLOWS:

Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155 and 157) holders can:

  • Travel to and from Australia as often as desired as long as their travel facility is valid

THE REQUIREMENTS:

To apply for a Former Resident Visa, candidates must be one of the following:

  • Australian permanent resident
  • Former Australian permanent resident whose last permanent visa was not cancelled
  • Former Australian citizen who lost or gave up their Australian citizenship

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155) is usually only granted for up to three months, while the Resident Return Visa (Subclass 157) is generally valid for up to five years.

There are no limits on how many times you can apply for a Resident Return Visa.

A Resident Return Visa applicant's travel facility could be valid for: 

  • 5 years - if the visa applicant has been in Australia for two at least two years in the last five years as a permanent resident or Australian citizen
  • 12 months - if the visa applicant does not meet the requirement above but has demonstrated that they have substantial ties with Australia that benefit the country
  • 12 months - if the visa applicant has applied as an immediate family member of a Resident Return Visa holder, or has lodged a separate application for a Resident Return Visa and meets the time of application requirements for grant
  • 3 years - if the visa applicant does not meet any of the above requirements but has compelling and compassionate reasons for their departure from Australia and has not been outside of Australia in the five years preceding the application

 

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