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Aussiebird

Travelling to Australia on a 1 year RRV

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Hello,

My husband has just raised a question so i thought i would put it on here as there is such a lot of posts on here with regards to a RRV! And possibly a lot of confusion. 

He said if he got a 1 year RRV but for whatever reason we wouldnt be able to make the move within that year, but he made a trip for a couple of weeks, does that mean he would have to apply again and would only get another 1 year RRV?

He said sometimes life takes unexpected turns that are out of anyones control so he is curious as to what would happen.

Thanks in advance. 

 

 

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Yes, he would have to apply for another one, but there would be no guarantee that he would get one.  

ETA - it really may be worth you seeking to employ an agent.


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It's the same answer as last time.  Once his one-year RRV expires, he will need to make a new application and they'll make a judgment based on whether he has genuine strong ties to Australia.  He would also need compelling reasons why he couldn't move back to Australia earlier.  Are his reasons compelling?


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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On 06/01/2019 at 08:38, Aussiebird said:

He said if he got a 1 year RRV but for whatever reason we wouldnt be able to make the move within that year, but he made a trip for a couple of weeks, does that mean he would have to apply again

Yes.

On 06/01/2019 at 08:38, Aussiebird said:

and would only get another 1 year RRV?

Only if he can meet the requirements. The Government is getting tougher on RRV application which do not meet the residency requirements.


Raul T Senise

Registered Migration Agent

MARN 0636699

www.ozimmigration.com

"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."

 

 

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On 06/01/2019 at 00:44, Marisawright said:

It's the same answer as last time.  Once his one-year RRV expires, he will need to make a new application and they'll make a judgment based on whether he has genuine strong ties to Australia.  He would also need compelling reasons why he couldn't move back to Australia earlier.  Are his reasons compelling?

He would need to demonstrate substantial ties, but there is no requirement to demonstrate “compelling” reasons for absence unless he has been away for 5+ years. However, as other posters have said, the longer the absence, the harder it is to demonstrate substantial ties. Having an Aussie partner is a good start though ... 

Edited by paulhand

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Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

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@Aussiebird, it occurs to me there might be a wrong assumption behind your question.

Your husband is just coming up to his 5 year expiry.  He could apply for a RRV now, but the best he will get is a 1 year RRV, and you can't possibly move within that year.  Is that right?

In that case, wait. There's no point in him applying for a RRV until he's ready to travel.  He'll get no extra brownie points for keeping his RRV continuous, in fact applying for one, not using it, then applying again, could possibly backfire. 

Just bear in mind that cases that don't meet the residency requirement can take several months to process so don't leave it too long.


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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