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Does 176 visa stays valid when returning offshore

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I was wondering if a 176 visa stays valid when returning offshore.

Imagine I have the visa, and want to return back to Europe, does my visa stays valid too?

Can I use it again like when I should want to return to Auz after 8 years?

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Although a 176 gives you a right to remain in Australia indefinitely, the visa only allows you to enter Australia for a limited period. For a 175 that's 5 years I assume the 176 is the same. To enter Australia after that period you need another visa. The most obvious is the Resident Return Visa. This is also valid for 5 years but to qualify you need to have resided in Australia for 2 out of the last 5 years.


Chartered Accountant (England & Wales); Registered Tax Agent & Fellow of The Tax Institute (Australia)

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