Australian 155 and 157 Resident Return Visas
Australian residents and some former Australian residents and citizens who want to leave and re-enter Australia need to have a Resident Return visa. To be eligible for a Resident Return visa, you must have lived two of the last five years in Australia.
There are two Australian Resident Return visas, the 155 (long-term) and the 157 (short-term). Both of these visas allow you to live, work and study in Australia while also allowing you to “sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence.”
Please note this IMPORTANT difference between the 157 and the 155 Resident Return visas. The 157 is a short-term visa usually valid for up to 3 months. Whereas, the 155 visa is long-term and is usually valid for up to 5 years.
Further regarding eligibility, the Department of Home Affairs website states that:
“You must be:
*an Australian permanent resident
*a former permanent resident whose last permanent visa was not cancelled
*a former Australian citizen who lost or renounced your citizenship.”
Source: Department of Home Affairs https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/155-
All applicants must also meet character requirements. As an Australian permanent resident, you could be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship. To read more about the benefits of being an Australian citizen.
To understand the requirements for being eligible to apply for the 157 and 155 Resident Return visas, please contact Migration Ways for a consultation.
Based in the Melbourne CBD, Migration Ways is a leading migration agency in in state of Victoria that has helped hundreds of businesses and individuals from Australia and dozens of countries around the globe.
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