Resident Return Visa

Current/former Australian Permanent Residents seeking to re-enter Australia after travelling/living overseas. This visa will allow you to maintain your status as an Australian Permanent Resident upon your return to Australia.


If you do not meet the requirements for a 5-year Resident Return Visa, your application will be assessed for a 1-Year Resident Return Visa (subclass 155) which:-

  • Allows you to remain in Australia indefinitely
  • Allows you to leave and enter Australia as often as you want, within the validity period of the visa, while maintaining your status as a permanent resident


You must provide evidence that proves:

  • You have substantial business, cultural, employment or personal ties of benefit to Australia
  • A good reason for your absence