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189 pr visa expiring May 2021

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Hi 

Just wondering if anyone would know if it’s possible to keep PR 189 Visa for longer?

we lived in Australia almost a year 2018 - we then returned due to unforeseen circumstance to the uk - our pr 189 visa expires May 2021 - is there a way we can keep it ( we may All ( fam of 5) want to move back 2023 - would it fit instance be possible if we all & stay for a month before expiry date & then one adult stay on in australia family joining later? 
 

Is it possible/ or have we missed the boat?

Grateful for advice!

 

 

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You would need to see if you are eligible for resident return visas. At the moment, it looks doubtful. 

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Ie I was assuming we would be fine should we all return prior to expire date and stay... ? Or do we still need to apply for return visa?

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If you are onshore, your visas do not expire ... but given circumstances, it’s a bit hard to speculate what the situation will be in 14 months time...


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Paul Hand

Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

All comments are general in nature and do not constitute legal or migration advice. Comments may not be applicable or appropriate to your specific situation. 

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Yes that’s true, might be difficult to book a flight & If even possible prices may be skyhigh. I wonder should circumstances turn out that way or similar if immi gov would allow extension of dates for PR’s who due to poss above reasons may not make it back before their date of return expires....🤔🤔 

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Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, Possible? said:

Ie I was assuming we would be fine should we all return prior to expire date and stay... ? Or do we still need to apply for return visa?

Yes, if you all arrive before the expiry date, then your visa stays valid and you can live in Australia forever.   Your travel facility would've expired, though - that means you won't be able to leave the country, even for a holiday,  for a year or two (and then you'll have to apply for a RRV before you do).

Under normal circumstances, if you get a 189 visa and don't use it within the five years, you've lost it.  You can apply for a Resident Return Visa (RRV) and you might get a one-year extension - BUT you have to show "strong ties of benefit to Australia".    That means things like having a job offer, or having close family members in Australia, or having a property or investments in Australia.   If you don't have any ties to Australia then you wouldn't stand much chance. 

It's possible that because of the Coronavirus, they'll be lenient about arrival dates - we just don't know yet.  But if they are, the best you'll get is a short extension.  I very much doubt they'd look kindly on giving you an extra couple of years so you can arrive in 2023.

Edited by Marisawright

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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Thanks for reply Maria,

i wider if you would be allowed to travel to

new zeeland those first 2 years ?

also am I right in thinking to apply for citizenship- - you need to have been in Australia for 3 years consecutively?  Or is it 5? Thanks for any info!
 

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You can travel (under normal circumstances) anywhere, at any time. You need to spend 2 years cumulatively in Australia, in the last 5, to be eligible for an 'automatic' RRV. You are eligible for one before this if you have "substantial ties" to Australia, which are "of benefit to" Australia.

I'd suggest a short professional consultation so that you understand how all this works and how it may affect you and your family.

Edited by paulhand

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Paul Hand

Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

All comments are general in nature and do not constitute legal or migration advice. Comments may not be applicable or appropriate to your specific situation. 

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10 hours ago, Possible? said:

i wider if you would be allowed to travel to

new zeeland those first 2 years ?

also am I right in thinking to apply for citizenship- - you need to have been in Australia for 3 years consecutively?  Or is it 5? Thanks for any info!

Let's say you arrive in Australia just before your expiry date (May 2021).   Now you're in Australia, but you've got no travel facility.  You can't apply for one, either, because you don't qualify.  That means that if you leave Australia for any reason, you will not be allowed back into the country.  New Zealand is a separate country - so no, you can't go there either. 

Once you are settled in Australia, you have a home, a job, bank accounts, the kids are in school - then you can claim you have genuine "strong ties to Australia", and you would stand a good chance of getting a RRV without having to wait for the two years residency requirement. 


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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