Have you been an Australian permanent resident for almost 5 years? Would you like to continue having entry rights into Australia? Are you a former Australia citizen or permanent resident and would like to regain entry rights?

If so, you'll need a Resident Return Visa. Talk to us today to find out if you're eligible. Our job is to make the application process as simple and stress-free, so you can get back to what's important to you!

RESIDENT RETURN VISA

A Resident Return Visa is a permanent visa that allows you to enter and remain in Australia if you are a permanent resident, former permanent resident or former Australian citizen, and meet the relevant residency requirement. The Five Year Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155) is granted with 1 or 5 years of entry rights depending on your circumstances. The Three Month Resident Return Visa (Subclass 157) is granted with 3 months of entry rights and provides you with the opportunity to regain permanent residency status if you are a former Australian citizen or permanent resident.

RESIDENCY requirement

The residency requirement varies depending on the type of Resident Return Visa. If you are applying for a Five Year Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155) you have been lawfully present in Australia as the holder of a permanent visa or as an Australian citizen for at least 2 of the past 5 years. You may also meet the residency requirement for the Subclass 155 Visa if you have substantial business, cultural, employment or personal ties which are of benefit to Australia, and you haven’t been absent from Australia for more than 5 years, unless there are compelling circumstances.

If you are applying for a Three Month Resident Return Visa (Subclass 157), you must have been lawfully present in Australia as the holder of a permanent visa or as an Australian citizen for at least 1 day in the past 5 years. You must also have compelling and compassionate reasons for departing Australia, or if you’re outside of Australia you must have had compelling and compassionate reasons for your last departure from Australia. If you are outside of Australia you must make your application within 3 months of leaving Australia unless there are compelling and compassionate circumstances.

Choose your own level of service

At Hansen Migration we offer different levels of service. You might be time poor and want us to take care of everything, or you might just want some advice, either way we have the service that suits your needs. 

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