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Hi ,any help out there would be gratefully accepted as I am going around in circle here in the Uk desperate to visit my family in Queensland ...I have an expired residency  and unable to return to live at present due to health reasons ,but it's been 6 years since my last visit . I am expecting to loose my right to return now ..but confused on what visa to apply for to have a holiday  3 options visitor visa subclass 600 ,evisitor subclass651 or electronic travel authority subclass 601 ...on all of above warnings that if you have a residency not to apply !! Please please any help out there?

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You could try for a RRV - you may get granted a year .. or if you can prove ties and compelling reasons why you've not been able to return. Might be worth speaking to a registered agent for some advice.

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Is your whole family in Queensland?  If so, it would be worth applying for a RRV because you have close ties to Australia. Getting the RRV doesn't mean you'll be forced to return to live, it just means you'll be able to come and go freely as long as it's valid.

 

 

 

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I agree with Ali and Marisa - depending on when you want to travel it’s worth taking a look to see if you can get an RRV. There’s obviously some expense involved, but it would help keep some options open. 

Even if you returned on an eVisitor you would not ‘cancel’ your former permanent status. The warning only applies if you have a current PR visa. 


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Paul Hand

Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

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Hi,

thanks good to know Paulhand, I’m a former permanent resident and applied for a RRV on 11th October 2018, still waiting as it states ‘further assessment’ hoping it will be soon however if I travel on an evisitor am I right to think it can’t cancel what I haven’t got?

anyone else waiting these timeframes for RRV? 

I don’t meet 2yr residency requirement but meet the rest of the requirements to apply. 

Seems a long wait compared with my previous RRVs some years ago. 

Thanks

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Waits can be long in these types of situation at the moment. Be careful with the eVisitor as you will have an issue if they “cross in the post”. If you have firm travel plans then better to chase the RRV first. 


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Paul Hand

Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

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Thanks Paulhand, I’ve chased them till I’m blue in the face, emailed residentsreturn@homeaffairs twice but just a standard reply then I have called Canberra but the lovely guy there is just script reading, never even took my reference number. We do have definite holiday plans as my wife has been quite ill so we’ll go, we have return flights booked and leave from work so it’s obvious we’re not staying in Aus, I’m now hoping they issue the visa 6 month after we get back (bit more planning time). Thanks again for replying your posts are always helpful and stand out from the rest. 

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