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Wayne 83

Skilled 175 visa travel part expired

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Hello I've been out of Australia for nearly 7 years. I'm living back in the UK. The travel section of my visa has expired. I currently don't have any intention of living back in Australia however I may like to come back with my children for a holiday. 

If I understand my visa correctly I will not be able to renew the travel condition of my visa as I have been out of the country for to long but I also can't apply for a holiday visa because I still have my skilled 175 visa active. 

My question is if someone could please help and tell me if this is correct. Or advise me on the correct way to go to sort this out please 

Thank you

Wayne

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Your skilled visa is not still "active", it has expired.

You can (once Australia is open again) apply for a visitor visa if you want go on holiday there.


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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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I have spoken to immigration I just need to apply for a return visa thank you for your help

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2 hours ago, Wayne 83 said:

I have spoken to immigration I just need to apply for a return visa thank you for your help

Very good chance that will be refused. Far better to just apply for a visitor visa. 

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7 hours ago, Wayne 83 said:

I have spoken to immigration I just need to apply for a return visa thank you for your help

How long did you live in Australia before you left, and do you still have ties to the country?  

I ask because it's true that you can ask for a Resident Return Visa, but if you don't have any ties to the country any more, then it's very likely to be refused. 

There is nothing to stop you applying for a tourist visa. 

The Dept of Immigration phone operators are notorious for getting things wrong.


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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The Dept of Immigration phone operators are notorious for getting things wrong

It is instructive to phone them repeatedly with the same query to see how many different answers you can get.

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Westly Russell Registered Migration Agent 0316072 www.pinoyau.com

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