Resident Return Visas

The Resident Return (subclass 155) visa is a permanent visa for current or former Australian permanent residents.

This visa will allow you to maintain or regain your status as an Australian permanent resident on your return to Australia.

To be eligible for a five-year Resident Return visa you must satisfy one of the points / requirements listed in the adjacent column.

Please contact us for an overview of current requirements and to work out the best strategy for a successful application for a Resident Return Visa.

Eligibility Requirements

  • an Australian permanent resident
  • a former Australian permanent resident whose last permanent visa was not cancelled
  • a former Australian Citizen who lost or renounced their citizenship
  • you must be lawfully present in Australia for a total of at least 2 years in the 5 years immediately before lodging the application for the visa or
  • you must have substantial and beneficial business, cultural, employment or personal ties to Australia; and
  • if you have been absent from Australia for more than five years, you must also have compelling reasons for your absence.

Resident Return Visas Visa Applications

While Resident Return visa applications are usually straight forward, there are some circumstances where it might be beneficial to seek the services of a professional Registered Migration Agent.

  • Registered Migration Agents have to complete a comprehensive course in Australian Migration Law and Regulations.
  • Migration Agents attend regular Continuing Professional Development seminars to stay up to date with the latest developments in all matters related to immigration and are required to maintain a professional library of current legislation and policy.
  • Registered Migration Agents are experts in their field and can guide you through the complex bureaucratic process.
  • We can save you time and money,reducing stress and anxiety at the same time.
  • We will ensure that your application has the best possible chance of being successful.
Resident Return Visas Visa Applications

Are you a resident wanting to return to Australia? We can help with your application

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