Why To Apply For Resident Return Visa

Only Australian citizens have the automatic right to entry Australia. If one is a non-citizen travelling abroad and wish to return to Australia are requested to have a VISA to enter the country. Permanent residents can use their permanent resident visa to travel abroad and return to Australia for 5 years from the time VISA is granted. After 5 years permanent resident must opt for five-year resident return to re-enter the country.

To apply for this visa one must have spent 2 years with a minimum of 5 years of stay in Australia and should be

Validity of the Visa:

Resident Return Visa are valid for 5 years if one meets the two-year residence requirements or holds substantial position or holds personal ties with Australia.

Even when the passport expires the VISA does not become invalid. One may choose to pay additional processing fees to re-issue and stamp in new passport or travel with both passports, the old one which contains Resident return and the new one.

How can one apply?

One can apply for resident return VISA from inside or outside Australia or apply online or by postal mailing by filling form 1085.

Supporting Documents:

The time frame:

If one has permanent resident status and files the form inside Australia DHA aims to process the application within 1 business day.

When filing from outside of Australia the processing time is for 2 weeks .For a former permanent resident the processing time varies between 6 to 9 months inside Australia. The time varies between 9 to 12 months if one is applying from outside Australia.

The cost:

In most cases if the individual applies online the government filing fee for the VISA is $360 and post by application is $80

Resident Return Visa Processing time 

The processing time is different under different circumstances. The various cases are seen in details and discussed.

Partner Visa

The processing time depends on the nature of the VISA applied.

You can get the help of our expert migration agents in Adelaide, They will guide you for each type of visas

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