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Can anyone advise me how long it takes to to approve an RRV?

 

I spent less than 2 years in Australia.

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Generally you won't be eligible for a 5 year RRV if you have not been physically present in Australia for 2 out of the preceding 5 years,exemptions to this are sometimes made if you can demonstrate compelling reasons for not meeting this requirement.

See the page on the IMMI website.

Five Year Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155)

Residence requirement You must have spent two of the last five years in Australia as a permanent resident. Substantial ties and compelling reasons for absence You can provide evidence of substantial business, cultural, employment or personal ties of benefit to Australia,

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If you have been absent for more than five years, you are able to provide evidence of compelling reasons for your absence. Member of a family unit You are the immediate family member of a Resident Return Visa holder. Overseas applicants If your last departure from Australia was not as an Australian permanent resident or Australian citizen, you must have been an Australian citizen, or an Australian permanent resident, less than 10 years before the application, and you must not have been absent from Australia for a total period of more than five years since last departing as an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident unless there are compelling reasons for the absence. Three month resident return visa

 

To meet the eligibility requirement for a three month Resident Return visa you must have:

 

 

  • spent less than two of the last five years in Australia as a permanent resident
  • had compelling and compassionate reasons for departing Australia and for any absence from Australia of more than three months.

 

 

Straight forward applications for RRV's are often processed quite quickly,I have had a client through my travel agency who applied for one and had it granted in under 7 days however in your case cck if you have to provide evidence as to why you don't meet the 2 year requirement it may take a bit longer.

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Generally you won't be eligible for a 5 year RRV if you have not been physically present in Australia for 2 out of the preceding 5 years,exemptions to this are sometimes made if you can demonstrate compelling reasons for not meeting this requirement.

See the page on the IMMI website.

Five Year Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155)

 

Straight forward applications for RRV's are often processed quite quickly,I have had a client through my travel agency who applied for one and had it granted in under 7 days however in your case cck if you have to provide evidence as to why you don't meet the 2 year requirement it may take a bit longer.

 

 

hey nige ...whats this 3 month rrv ??? ....my daughter went home end of jan and is planning coming back end of sept ...does she need one of these ??? ...she is pr on our visa

cheers mrs keily


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Guest proud2beaussie

Hi Mr's K,

The question of whether your daughter needs a return resident visa will depend on how long she has been in Australia since you moved here,is it 5 years ago or more? if it is then she will need a RRV but as long as she has been here physically in Australia for 2 out of the last 5 years then she would be entitled to another 5 year RRV,the 3 month RRV is only for people who don't qualify for the 5 year one.

The way the system works is that once granted a PR visa you can stay in Australia forever if you wish but if you want to travel overseas you either need to get an RRV every 5 years or alternatively become Australian citizens and travel on an aussie passport.

Hope I haven't confused you too much,if I have then let me know and I'll try and explain it more clearly.

Cheers

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Hi Mr's K,

The question of whether your daughter needs a return resident visa will depend on how long she has been in Australia since you moved here,is it 5 years ago or more? if it is then she will need a RRV but as long as she has been here physically in Australia for 2 out of the last 5 years then she would be entitled to another 5 year RRV,the 3 month RRV is only for people who don't qualify for the 5 year one.

The way the system works is that once granted a PR visa you can stay in Australia forever if you wish but if you want to travel overseas you either need to get an RRV every 5 years or alternatively become Australian citizens and travel on an aussie passport.

Hope I haven't confused you too much,if I have then let me know and I'll try and explain it more clearly.

Cheers

 

thanks nige ...think i understand that lol ....we arrived in march 2009 and she went back end jan 2010 ...so i think she is ok ...yeah lol

mrs keily


LIFE IS A COIN , YOU CAN SPEND IT ON WHATEVER YOU WISH , BUT ... YOU CAN ONLY SPEND IT ONCE

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Guest proud2beaussie

If it hasn't been more than 5 years since your visa was granted then no you have nothing to worry about and can make multiple journeys up until 5 years from the date of your grant.

So for example if the visa was granted in 2009 then you have till 2014 to travel on it,after 2014 you would need an RRV to travel out of and re-enter the country,unless you become citizens in the meantime.

Cheers

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Can anyone advise me how long it takes to to approve an RRV?

 

I spent less than 2 years in Australia.

 

I was granted mine in feb and it took only 3 days!

 

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I went in person to the office to get my RRV and it all took about 30 minutes. I did not meet the 2 year requirement either (I had been working overseas on a 6 weeks on/two weeks off rotation), but went armed with lots of evidence to demonstrate compelling reasons - proof of house ownership, husbands job and children attending school. They were a bit officious to start (you do not meet the requirement, why should we give you an RRV) until I pulled out all the documentation. Then they were as nice as pie and processed it all very quickly. The most compelling thing seemed to be the kids attending school.....not sure if this is any use to you, but if you can meet any of the "compelling reason" criteria, obtaining an RRV should take no time at all.

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Guest Stewart Coulson

If you cannot meet the 2 years in Australia requirement then applying for your RRV in Australia is the far simple route than applying off shore.

 

As an example, travel to Australia on a toursit visa, attend the office of DIAC and the process should be far simpler. Also, if you are refused then you are in Australia and can appeal the refusal in the Migration Review Tribunal.

 

Congratulations and welcome home!

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Can anyone advise me how long it takes to to approve an RRV?

 

I spent less than 2 years in Australia.

 

Hi cck

 

Welcome to Poms in Oz.

 

I have moved this thread into "migration issues" because you are asking about visas, so I think that the thread really 'belongs' in Migration Issues.

 

Please could you tell me more about the facts which have led to your asking about RRVs?

 

 

The other posts which you have made so far reveal the following:

 

  • You and your wife are both in your 30s and so far you have no children;

  • You say that you are a "professional" though you have not mentioned your actual occupation - so I don't know the professional field in which you specialise;

  • You say that your wife is an "Office Worker" with an Advanced Diploma, though you have said nothing more about her background;

  • You want to know whether your wife would be able to obtain some sort of Government assistance once she is Oz in order to enable her to undertake a first degree;

  • You and your wife hope to move to Melbourne in around October 2010 and you need to rent somewhere to live. This place needs to be within 45 minutes of the Melbourne CBD by public transport since (presumably) either you or your wife plan on working in the Melbourne CBD.

  • Your thoughts that you could rent somewhere suitable in Melbourne, fairly close to the CBD, on $350 per week suggest that you are out of date and out of touch with the realities in the Melbourne property market today, in which prices have shot up lately, as has the cost of living generally, whilst the Australian dollar is currently very strong against a basket of other currencies;

  • You say that you have not spent the requisite time in Oz in order to secure automatic eligiblity for a 5 year RRV.

On the strength of the facts which you have revealed so far, I don't think it is possible for anyone on Poms in Oz to provide you with an accurate, reliable answer to your question about RRVs. I think that the following information is missing:

 

  • What visas do you hold at the moment and what was the date on which these visas were granted, please? (Please note, the intial travel period is 5 years from the date of the original grant of the visa, not 5 years from the date on which you made your initial entry to Oz.)

  • Will you be able to use the original visas in order to re-enter Australia in October 2010 or do you need an RRV before re-entry to Oz would be possible?

  • What is your reason for having spent time outside Australia so that it would not necessarily be possible for you to obtain an automatic RRV?

  • Where have you been - physically - during your absence from Oz?

  • Which country's passports (or countries' passports) do you and your wife currently hold, please?

  • What is your own occupation? If you are a member of a profession that is on the current Critical Skills List, I suspect that unwritten Policy rules are likely to kick in, which would ensure that you do not have too much of a hard time with re-entering Oz if you should need to get RRVs before you can re-enter.

The current Critical Skills List is below:

 

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/pdf/critical-skills-list.pdf

 

Cheers

 

Gill

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Guest Stewart Coulson
Can anyone advise me how long it takes to to approve an RRV?

 

I spent less than 2 years in Australia.

 

 

Resident Return Visa applications lodged in Australia are usually done by way of interview at the DIAC office and a decision can often be made on the spot.

 

If you have less than 2 years, we often suggest people travel to Australia to lodge the RRV (eg on a tourist visa) as it is easier to satisfy the criteria in Australia rather than outside of Australia

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Thanks Gill and all others!

 

Pomzinoz make my life!

 

My visa expiring May 2011, Sub 136 Skilled Independent. I am chartered accountant registered myself with well-known world accounting body.

 

As for my wife, I am applying for her Spouse Visa. It may take some time to approve, probably by July 2010. Then we may move to OZ.

 

Assuming she got her visa, by then, less than 12 months, my visa will expire. I heard that it may take few months to get an RRV since I do not qualify the 2 years rule.

 

My absence in Australia between 2006 and 2009 due to family issue in which case I believe staying back in my home country is the best option until the issue is finalised, in which case it was.

 

So, while dreaming and planning to come to Australia, I only realise that now I have some worries.

 

If I stay in Australia say from Jul 2010 onwards, when do I need to apply for an RRV knowing that my visa will expire by May 2011?

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If I stay in Australia say from Jul 2010 onwards, when do I need to apply for an RRV knowing that my visa will expire by May 2011?

 

You need a valid RRV only if you plan to travel out of Australia as it enables you to return to Australia as a PR.

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If your visa was granted in May 2006, then you can return to Australia at any time before May 2011 without needing an RRV at all.

 

You only need an RRV after May 2011 if you wish to travel outside Australia and if you're not leaving the country, you can stay forever without ever needing to apply for one.

 

If you were to move here in say, July 2010, then by July 2012 (and earlier if you've spent time here since July 2007) you would be eligible for a 5 year RRV if you need to travel overseas. At that time, you would meet the 2 year requirement and should be granted an RRV without delay.

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Thanks Gill and all others!

 

Pomzinoz make my life!

 

My visa expiring May 2011, Sub 136 Skilled Independent. I am chartered accountant registered myself with well-known world accounting body.

 

As for my wife, I am applying for her Spouse Visa. It may take some time to approve, probably by July 2010. Then we may move to OZ.

 

Assuming she got her visa, by then, less than 12 months, my visa will expire. I heard that it may take few months to get an RRV since I do not qualify the 2 years rule.

 

My absence in Australia between 2006 and 2009 due to family issue in which case I believe staying back in my home country is the best option until the issue is finalised, in which case it was.

 

So, while dreaming and planning to come to Australia, I only realise that now I have some worries.

 

If I stay in Australia say from Jul 2010 onwards, when do I need to apply for an RRV knowing that my visa will expire by May 2011?

 

Hi CCK

 

Many thanks for your speedy reply!

 

Right! You are an Accountant working for one of the world's major firms. The firm's muscle would pull several punches for you if necessary, I suspect.

 

Since the travel part of your sc 136 visa doesn't expire till May 2011, you SHOULD NOT follow any suggestions about obtaining visitor visas. You should re-ener Oz using your sc 136 visa instead.

 

Once you are back in Oz, the 5 year travel element of your sc 136 visa will expire in May 2011, you say. However your visa also permits you to remain in Australia indefinitely once you have re-entered Oz, so there won't need to be any reason to worry unless you decide to leave Oz again before you have spent 730 days in Oz.

 

There is an exception to the two year rule anyway:

 

Five Year Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155)

 

Five Year Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155)

 

Since your absence from Oz has been due to a family problem, DIAC will not hassle you about an RRV as long as you can prove what the family problem has been if they should ask. I wouldn't worry about it, hun. DIAC are very good about understanding that new migrants often do have to return home to help with their families and a genuine family reason is a compelling reason for a person's absence from Oz.

 

Good luck with the spouse visa. Hopefully that will be granted in or before July 2010.

 

Cheers

 

Gill

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thanks dude for reply. But let me know whether this will generate any problem if I am not looking for an RRV before 2 years. I am planning to do some 2 year study once I move into OZ.

 

 

I am not looking for an RRV in between those 2 years of stay. I know its risky strategy but my current situation tends me to do so.

 

I will be grateful if you can say if there is any problem in entering Australia during this threshold time and getting a RRV after 2 years of continuous stay.

 

Cheers mate!!!!

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Dear all

 

I have obtained my PR visa in July 2010 and I visited OZ in April 2011 to validate my visa. My PR visa will be valid until early July 2015. I still have about 3 years more to stay in Australia. My family (wife and 2 kids) are Thai and currently working in Bangkok. Both my wife and I are senior management staff in finance of different private companies. We are both a member of the professional accounting body in the UK. Because of business opportunity, we are making quite good money in Bangkok. We want to have a some financial freedom before we move to stay permanently in Australia. If we could manage to get the RRV for 5 years i.e. until 2020, we should be able to achieve that financial goal. My wife and I are well aware that if we migrate to Australia, we will find it difficult to get a decent office job and it may take sometime to secure the jobs. If I could get the RRV until 2020, my whole family will be permanently settle down in Australia.

 

I understand that if I do not stay in Australia for 2 years out of 5 years, I will need to prove that I have substantial business, cultural, employment or personal ties of benefits to Australia to apply for RRV. While I still have 3 years more, I would appreciate if any friends could kindly advise what I should do from now until July 2015 to prove the substantial business, cultural, employment or personal ties of benefits to Australia. I would also very much appreciate if you could also advise if there are any better options based on my circumstances.

 

Cheers

 

Allan

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Hi Guys,

 

As OZAllan asked, what in reality/practice means:

 

"the substantial business, cultural, employment or personal ties of benefits to Australia" ?

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I imagine some of it relates to having family over there,a business,or a job offer


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