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      Resident Return Visa (155 and 157) - Away for more than 5 years

      Hi there :)


      Got a question for you, hopefully someone knows something about it. So if one is a permanent resident and did not live in Australia for more that 2 years and is out of country but wishes to return, they need to apply for the RRV visa and (amongst other things) give proof of any ties to Australia, like family, business and work.

      In my case, my best bet is to have a job offer and then they might consider us. So my question is:

      1. Can we come on a Visitor Visa (600)
      2. Then find a job and get a letter of offer
      3. Apply for the Resident Return Visa (155 and 157) while I am there

      OR

      1. I need to apply while outside of Australia?


      Thank you for your help :)

      Cheers

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      You would need to apply outside Australia as the principle of a visa cancels a previous visa would apply. So, if you obtained a visitor visa, it may cancel your pr visa.

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      Quote Originally Posted by VERYSTORMY View Post
      You would need to apply outside Australia as the principle of a visa cancels a previous visa would apply. So, if you obtained a visitor visa, it may cancel your pr visa.
      Right!....OoooKey..thanks for the info....

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      Don't apply for a tourist visa. As above.

      Potentially you you may get a RRV, although it may only be for 12 months rather than 5 years if you haven't lived in Australia for more than two years. Therefore choose your timing as you may only get 1 year.

      Good luck

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      Quote Originally Posted by TiaCapan View Post
      Don't apply for a tourist visa. As above.

      Potentially you may get a RRV, although it may only be for 12 months rather than 5 years if you haven't lived in Australia for more than two years. Therefore choose your timing as you may only get 1 year.

      Good luck


      Agreed :)

      The problem is that my only chance to show any ties to Australia is that you need to prove to them (amongst other possible things) that I have a job offer and to get a job you need to be there (that's how it mostly work unless you're very specialized).

      So it's like a deadlock :)

      Cheers

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      If you have been away for more than 5 years I thought you also had to provide compelling reasons for your absence as well as close ties.
      So many wineries ......so little time

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      Quote Originally Posted by rammygirl View Post
      If you have been away for more than 5 years I thought you also had to provide compelling reasons for your absence as well as close ties.
      That's what I heard too but did not see anything on their web...

      https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-...ment-checklist


      Last edited by B1K3R; 11-12-2016 at 10:28 AM.

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      So many wineries ......so little time

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      Quote Originally Posted by rammygirl View Post

      Yes you're right, in fact both the 155 and 157 specify that:


      For 155:

      * are lodging while overseas, were a permanent resident or citizen when you last departed Australia and can show compelling reasons for any continuous absence from Australia of more than five years;


      For 157:

      * can show a compelling and compassionate reason for having to leave Australia or, if you are outside Australia, for leaving when you did.

      Guess it's in the hands of destiny now!

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      To show your employment ties with Australia:
      • letter of offer from employers
      • employment contracts
      • recent official documents such as group certificates
      • employee identification or security pass.

      This is really silly of them....how can you get a letter of offer or an employment contract (let alone a job!) if you are not even allowed to be there since you need the RRV in the first place?!


      Guess they did this on purpose as only highly skilled people can get a job offer before they land in OZ....

     

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