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Resident Return Visa − Requirements

    To be eligible for a Resident Return Visa (RRV) you must be one of the following:
  • an Australian permanent resident;
  • a former Australian permanent resident whose last permanent visa was not cancelled;
  • A former Australian Citizen who lost or renounced your citizenship.

A RRV may be granted for 5 years, 1 year or 3 months depending on the circumstances. Three of the most common options are detailed below.

  • 5 year RRV:

    To meet the requirements for a 5 year RRV you must have spent 2 of the last 5 years in Australia as a permanent resident or citizen.

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  • 1 year RRV:

    If you have not spent at least 2 years out of the last 5 in Australia then you may be eligible for the shorter validity RRV.

      To meet requirements for a 1 year RRV:
    • You must not have been absent from Australia for a period of five continuous years or more since the grant of your most recent permanent visa or since you ceased being a citizen, unless there was a compelling reason for your absence;
    • You must also be able to demonstrate that you have substantial ties to Australia.

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  • 3 month RRV:
      To meet requirements for a 3 month RRV:
    • You must have spent at least one day in the last five years lawfully in Australia.
    • You must have spent less than two years in the last five years in Australia.
    • You must have been a permanent resident or an Australian citizen for the entire period spent in Australia.
    • You must show that there is a compelling and compassionate reason for your departure.

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