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155 - Resident Return Visa

This visa is for permanent residents to return to Australia when they are out of Australia after their travel validity expires and they are not able to return to Australia. This visa is suitable for permanent residents who do not want to apply for Australian citizenship but maintain their ability to travel in and out of Australia as a permanent resident.


For you to apply for this Visa, you need to:

● Be an Australian permanent resident whose last permanent visa was not cancelled; or

● Be a former Australian citizen who lost or renounced Citizenship

● Have lived in Australia for 2 years in the last 5 years as a permanent resident visa holder or as an Australian Citizen (exemptions apply).

The visa will be valid for either 5 years or 1 year depending on your circumstances and whether you meet the residence requirement prior to making an application for the 155 visa.