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RESIDENT RETURN VISA : SUBCLASS 155
PERMANENT

If you leave Australia after your travel validity expires, or it expires when you are outside Australia, you will not be able to return to Australia as a permanent resident. This visa allows you to return as a permanent resident.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

You might be able to be granted this visa with a 5 year travel facility if you have spent a total of at least two of the last five years in Australia as an Australian Permanent Resident or Citizen (the 'residence requirement') (5 year travel facility).

  • You might be able to be granted this visa with up to 1 year travel facility (“1 year travel facility”) if:

  • You have spent less than a total of two years in the last five years in Australia and have substantial business, cultural, employment or personal ties of benefit to Australia and you are in Australia at time of application, and

 

           • you have not been absent from Australia for a continuous period of 5 years or more since:

• (i)  the date of grant of your most recent permanent visa, unless there are compelling reasons for the absence; or

• (ii)  the date on which you ceased to be a citizen, unless there are compelling reasons for the absence.

    

or

 

  • You have spent less than a total of two years in the last five years in Australia and have substantial business, cultural, employment or personal ties of benefit to Australia and you are outside Australia at time of application, and you were a permanent resident or citizen when you last departed Australia, and

 

  • You can show compelling reasons for any continuous absence from Australia of more than five years, and (if applicable) you were a permanent resident or citizen in the last 10 years and can show compelling reasons for absence(s) over five years,

 

or

  • You are a member of the family unit of a person who holds a subclass 155 visa, or who has also applied for a Resident Return visa and satisfies criteria for grant. To be a member of the family unit of another person you can be: his or her partner; his or her dependent child; his or her partner’s dependent child.

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