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RRV extension from Japan

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Old 05-25-2015, 02:03 AM
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RRV extension from Japan

Hi all,

I'm living in japan atm, been away from oz for about 4 years - my RRV is due to expire in mid March 2016, and am currently starting to research my option.

Are there any possibility for me to extend the deadline by 2 years, to 2018? Under what grounds are RRV exception could be granted - as I do not have the 2/5 year eligibility atm?

Basically, I'd like to stay in Japan for business reason, I hit a good opportunity here - and the project will last for about 2 more years. During this 2 years there are possibility that I could start my own business with a partner from Australia, which is also why I want to keep my Australia ties, but also need to stay here in Japan. Growing a business is not something you do remotely... you really need to push hard until its root settles well..

Which is why I'm in a bit of a dilemma here, should I pursue this opportunity and let my RRV expire? and if I take that route - if I am a PR holder, with no RRV (in 2018), but I have a job offer from Australia, would that provides good ground for applying for RRV to re-enter oz?

I do consider settling in Australia within the next 5 years - primarily because of the lifestyle. This work thing in japan is great but the hours & stress is brutal. its great for career but not for life & family... so long term we are both hoping to settle in Australia.

Anyone have gone through similar situation before? what's your take on this? I tried calling the oz embassy in Japan, got bounced through phone ping pongs, will try again tomorrow - but in the mean time, a friend of my suggested to ask in this forum. I check briefly and quite impressed - this forum is so active!

Anyway, let me know what you guys thought of this, technically I still have about 6 months+ to work this out, but better start early than late, I'd say...


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Old 05-25-2015, 03:39 AM
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You can't extend an RRV; you will neet to apply for a new one. You can apply while you are in Japan.

You will have to ask for waiver on the residency requirement. To be successful you have to demonstrate close ties to Australia. They can be family ties, business ties, employment ties or cultural ties. If you application is successful you will be granted a 1 year RRV. Immigration no longer grants 5 year RRV's to people who do not live in Australia.

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