From what I have read:My PR (801) was granted in Feb 2018 and I lived and worked in Australia from Oct 2018 to July 2020, after which we moved back to Canada.
I returned for a month visit in Dec 2022/Jan 2023. Unfortunately my travel facility has now expired.
I would like to return every 1-2 years with my family to visit our family and friends. Eventually we will move back permanently to Oz, however it probably won’t be for another 5-10 years.
What is the best way to return until I re-immigrate? At that time I would hope to stay until I get my citizenship.
I don’t feel like getting an RRV renewal each time will be well looked upon. Can I return as a tourist instead?
For reference, I have Australian ties including a house that we rent out short term, bank accounts, my in-laws and friends.
Thank you for any help.
If you keep getting RRVs, you keep your PR intact.
If you do the visitor visa option, that overrides your PR, but you can reapply for a permanent visa in the future at the normal cost and processing times.