Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155)
A resident return visa aims to provide Australian permanent residents or former citizens a return path to Australia if any travel validity requirements expire.
Who is this Visa suitable for?
This visa is not applicable for Australian citizens.
It may be suitable for some temporary visa holders.
What this Visa lets you do?
Return to permanent residency within Australia.
Travel in and out of Australia an unlimited number of times whilst the visa travel facility is operational, it expires usually around 5 years before renewal is required.
This visa is for current Australian permanent residents or former Australian citizens looking to return to Australia after living overseas.
No Age requirements.
The amount of time spent in Australia in the previous 5 years will determine the length of the travel facility.
Exemptions and caveats apply.
How to Apply?
Gather and prepare the required documents. You can be in or outside Australia for this process.
Translate all non-English documents translated into English. Scan or photograph all your documents (English and non-English) in colour.
Applications are completed online using an ‘immiAccount’.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have spent 2 years in Australia in the last 5 years, then you can receive the 5-year 155 visa.
If you cannot meet this residency requirement, then you will need to show substantial ties to Australia.
To meet the requirements for the 1 year 155 visa you will need to show at least 1 of the following ties to Australia:
employment, business, cultural or personal ties.
Processing times will usually take between 4 and 21 days.
Yes, you can under some circumstances. Illustrating the requirements to the case officer can be a complicated process and may require the guidance of an Australian registered migration agent.
The 155-subclass visa currently costs $425AUD per applicant.
No, you cannot add your family members. These applications are made separately.
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