SUBCLASS 151

Former Resident Visa

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This visa is for individuals who were previously permanent residents.

This permanent visa allows former permanent residents and certain people who served in the Australian Defence Force to live in Australia.

This visa grants you the following privileges:

  1. To stay in Australia indefinitely.
  2. To work and study in Australia.
  3. To enrol in Medicare, Australia’s public healthcare scheme.
  4. To sponsor your relatives to come to Australia.
  5. To travel to and from Australia for 5 years.
  6. To apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible.

You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for the visa but not in immigration clearance.

Eligibility Criteria

This visa includes the following criteria:

  1. You must be able to meet the long residence requirement, if applicable.
  2. You must be able to meet the defence services requirement, if applicable.
  3. To meet the long residence requirement, you must be younger than 45 at the time of application. There is no age requirement for the defence services requirement.
  4. You and any family members who apply for the visa with you must meet our health requirement. If you apply for this visa from outside Australia, family members who are not coming to Australia might also have to meet our health requirement.
  5. You and any family members aged 16 years or over must meet our character requirement. If you apply for this visa from outside Australia, family members who are not coming to Australia might also have to meet our character requirement.
  6. You might be asked to provide an Assurance of support.
  7. If you or any family members owe the Australian Government money you must have paid it back or have a formal arrangement to pay it back.
  8. Your immigration history is considered, and you may be ineligible if you had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused.

Inclusion of Other Family Members

When applying for this visa, you have the option to include members of your family unit. You have the option to include them when you submit your visa application or add them afterwards, but it must be before the decision is made.

Family members who apply for the visa must meet specific health and character requirements. Additionally, those family members who do not plan to come to Australia may still be subject to health and character requirements.

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