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Returning Residents

You may wish to apply for a Resident Return Visa if you are:

  1. outside Australia and your Australian permanent residency visa is about to expire;
  2. outside Australia and your Australian permanent residency visa has already expired; or
  3. inside Australia and the travel facility on your Australian permanent residency visa has expired and you need to travel outside of Australia and return to Australia.

A lot people think that if you are outside of Australia and your permanent residency visa expired a significant time ago, it is not possible to regain your permanent residency status and you must apply for a new visa. However, it is always a possibility that you can regain permanent residency through a Resident Return Visa if you have maintained certain links to Australia during your time overseas.

Please review the information on this visa on our webpage, then contact us to arrange an initial consultation so we can explain the process moving forward.