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1 Year RRV due to expire whilst offshore due to Covid

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Hi All

I was gratefully awarded a 1Year RRV last November and presently based in the UK. I have tried to return to OZ, but have been unable to secure flights  due to Covid restrictions and my visa expiry date (Nov21) is quickly getting closer. Is there any other persons in the same situation with any solution to this problem or any agents that could help me either return or have experience of getting an extension. I have now been out of OZ for more than 5 years now, so I am worried that I would not be allowed to apply for a new RRV. Many Thanks Rio.

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May I suggest that you consult one of the RMAs who posts on this forum?


Westly Russell Registered Migration Agent 0316072 www.pinoyau.com

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11 hours ago, RioMarina said:

I have now been out of OZ for more than 5 years now, so I am worried that I would not be allowed to apply for a new RRV.

You can apply, but the barriers to success do get higher after 5 years. As Westley says, it would make sense to set up a consultation to understand how this works and what your options are. 

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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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14 hours ago, RioMarina said:

Hi All

I was gratefully awarded a 1Year RRV last November and presently based in the UK. I have tried to return to OZ, but have been unable to secure flights  due to Covid restrictions and my visa expiry date (Nov21) is quickly getting closer. 

If you are registered with DFAT, you should've been receiving emails when flights were released. Check your spam or junk folders to make sure those emails haven't been going astray, and add the email address to your Contacts so you get the next one.  

However, I wouldn't be waiting for a repatriation flight.  Flights are available and we've had a few members arrive in the last few weeks, so it can be done. You should be moving heaven and earth to get a flight before November.


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 21/09/2021 at 18:43, RioMarina said:

Hi All

I was gratefully awarded a 1Year RRV last November and presently based in the UK. I have tried to return to OZ, but have been unable to secure flights  due to Covid restrictions and my visa expiry date (Nov21) is quickly getting closer. Is there any other persons in the same situation with any solution to this problem or any agents that could help me either return or have experience of getting an extension. I have now been out of OZ for more than 5 years now, so I am worried that I would not be allowed to apply for a new RRV. Many Thanks Rio.

Hi

I’m in the same position as you although my RRV expired in August this year. There doesn’t appear to be an option for this to be extended, unfortunately you just have to reapply. I have put reapplying off until the situation with flights etc improves, however I know my chances of being granted another RRV are slim now!


Arrived Adelaide 2009, returned to UK 2011

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28 minutes ago, scmercer said:

Hi

I’m in the same position as you although my RRV expired in August this year. There doesn’t appear to be an option for this to be extended, unfortunately you just have to reapply. I have put reapplying off until the situation with flights etc improves, however I know my chances of being granted another RRV are slim now!

It will likely take 3 months to process and be valid for a year thereafter. So if you are eligible why not apply - the longer you leave it, the harder it gets.

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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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