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I'm Australian and have a UK husband and Aus/UK children. We lived in Oz for under 2 years as we had to come back to the UK last April. We are now considering going back (!) but my husband's 5 year Partner Visa travel element has run out. I know we'll need to apply for a Resident Return Visa and it will be a one year as we spent less than 2 years in Oz. I wanted to know if anyone has any info on how long the processing time is and also once the visa has been granted, is it 12 months from that date? I don't want to put off applying but we also might not be in a position to go back for at least 6 months (and that's not even taking Covid travel issues into account). Any advice or thoughts appreciated. Also, I successfully completed the Partner Visa myself so I imagine the RRV isn't too tricky to do, in comparison? Thanks

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If you meet the residency requirement, then the RRV approval takes only a few days.   If you don't, I've seen people waiting for a year or more for approval.

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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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2 hours ago, PineappleSmooth said:

I'm Australian and have a UK husband and Aus/UK children. We lived in Oz for under 2 years as we had to come back to the UK last April. We are now considering going back (!) but my husband's 5 year Partner Visa travel element has run out. I know we'll need to apply for a Resident Return Visa and it will be a one year as we spent less than 2 years in Oz. I wanted to know if anyone has any info on how long the processing time is and also once the visa has been granted, is it 12 months from that date? I don't want to put off applying but we also might not be in a position to go back for at least 6 months (and that's not even taking Covid travel issues into account). Any advice or thoughts appreciated. Also, I successfully completed the Partner Visa myself so I imagine the RRV isn't too tricky to do, in comparison? Thanks

The last few I have had through with similar circumstances have taken just over three months. It's 12 months from grant date.

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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. Any comments relate to legislation and policy at date of post. 

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