Resident Return Visa (subclass 155/157)

CitzenshipWho needs to apply for a Resident Return Visa (subclass 155/157)?

The Resident Return Visa or RRV is a visa which allows Australian permanent residents to leave and return to Australia. If you travelled out of Australia without a valid RRV, you will be unable to return to Australia as a permanent resident. Applying for the RRV will allow you to maintain or regain your Australian permanent resident status.

What are the requirements to apply for the Resident Return Visa (subclass 155/157)?

You can apply for the RRV when you are in or outside Australia.

Generally there are 3 separate requirements to apply for a subclass 155 RRV:

  1. you have spent at least two out of the last five years in Australia as a permanent resident or citizen
  2. you have not spent at least two out of the last five years in Australia as a permanent resident or citizen, but can demonstrate substantial business, cultural, employment or personal ties of benefit to Australia
  3. you have not spent at least two out of the last five years in Australia as a permanent resident or citizen, but are a partner or dependent family member of an applicant for the subclass 155 RRV which has been granted

To know more about substantial business, cultural, employment or personal ties of benefit to Australia, speak with the Registered Migration Agents and Lawyers at Work Visa Lawyers.

The subclass 157 RRV has the following requirements:

  • you have lawfully spent at least one day in the past five years in Australia
  • you have spent less than two years in the past five years in Australia
  • you have been a permanent resident or an Australian citizen for the entire period spent in Australia
  • you can show compelling and compassionate reasons for having to leave Australia or, if you are outside Australia, for leaving when you did

To learn more about demonstrating compelling and compassionate reasons, contact Work Visa Lawyers to speak with our Registered Migration Agents and Lawyers.

How do I apply for a Resident Return Visa (subclass 155/157)?

  1. Speak with Work Visa Lawyers about your situation
  2. Prepare your documents for the application
  3. Submit your application online using ImmiAccount or by post to the DIBP office in Sydney, or the nearest immigration office in your home country

How can Work Visa Lawyers help?

Maintaining or regaining your Australian permanent resident status is very important to you and us at Work Visa Lawyers. The team of Registered Migration Agents and Lawyers at Work Visa Lawyers can help you assess your situation and build the strongest case possible for your application.

Proving substantial business, cultural, employment or personal ties of benefit to Australia as well as compelling and compassionate reasons for having to leave Australia will be different for each client depending on their circumstances. Work Visa Lawyers will meet with you and determine if you are able to meet the requirements before you apply.

Contact Work Visa Lawyers and speak with our Registered Migration Agents and Lawyers today.

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