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Vickit89

Overseas Travel Permanent Resident - need bridging visa??

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Hi all.

I was granted PR May 2016.

Application for citizenship sent in January 2018.

Overseas travel to UK for 5 weeks coming up September 2018.

Do i need a bridging visa it is my PR status enough?

Thanks in advance. 

Having a small freak out as hadn't even thought about a bridging visa, i called the immi hotline to advise the dates i will be overseas.

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When you are granted PR, you are given a 5 year travel facility.  What that means is, you can travel to and from Australia as often as you like for 5 years.  You're still within that 5 years, so you're fine.

Citizenship is not a visa.

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Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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Thank you! You are confirming what I was thinking but that little bit of doubt snuck in there! 

You have saved me a long wait on hold to immi again, greatly appreciated 🙂

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