Resident Return Visas


 

PURPOSE

  • This visa is a permanent resident visa for current or former Australian permanent residents to travel overseas and return to Australia.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS VISA

  • Live, work and study in Australia indefinitely
  • Apply for Australian citizenship, if you qualify
  • Sponsor relatives for permanent residence
  • Travel to and from Australia for 5 years

 

WHO CAN APPLY

  • Former Australian citizens.
  • Current or former Australian permanent residents.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • You have not become an Australian citizen.
  • You have returned to Australia within 3 years of departure.
  • You were issued an Authority to Return (ATR) between 1 March 1976 and 30 October 1979.
  • You were issued a Return Endorsement (RE) between 1 November 1979 and 31 December 1986.
  • Your documents are still valid and have not been cancelled.
  • You have not been granted another visa since 1 September 1994.

 

HOW TO APPLY

  • You can be in or outside Australia.