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Old 06-30-2016, 09:47 AM
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Hello everyone..
Its my first post so please be helpful

I became a permanent resident of Australia in March 2015 & stayed in Australia for 7 months. I have been in my home country since October 2015.
Now I have two queries:

- Will I be able to retain my PR if I manage to somehow spend rest of the 17 months (part of mandatory 2 years for PR) before March 2020.

- What will I have to do to get citizenship, as I think I have violated the "continuous stay condition" for citizenship.

Please help..


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General residence requirement
The general residence requirement is based on the amount of time you have lived in Australia.
You must meet all of the following:
have lived in Australia on a valid Australian visa for four years immediately before applying
must have been a permanent resident for the 12 months immediately before making an application and not have been absent from Australia for more than one year in total, during the four year period, including no more than 90 days in the 12 months before applying.

It's not allowing me to post links but I got that information from the border (dot) gov (dot) au website.

From that information off the website it looks like you cannot remain outside of Australia for a total of more than a year out of the 4 year period. So your best bet would be to come back here ASAP.

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You don't lose your PR, however you lose the entry rights 5 years after the PR visa has been granted. If you enter Australia before that expiry date, then you can remain indefinitely. If you aren't in Australia when the entry rights expire, then you need to apply for another visa, typically the Resident Return visa. Whether that is granted will depend on how long you spent in Australia in the previous 5 years or whether you have strong ties to Australia.

The residency requirement for citizenship is as Lavina explained, but you can read more about it on the DIBP website: Migrant with permanent residence - eligibility

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General residence requirement
The general residence requirement is based on the amount of time you have lived in Australia.
You must meet all of the following:
have lived in Australia on a valid Australian visa for four years immediately before applying
must have been a permanent resident for the 12 months immediately before making an application and not have been absent from Australia for more than one year in total, during the four year period, including no more than 90 days in the 12 months before applying.

It's not allowing me to post links but I got that information from the border (dot) gov (dot) au website.

From that information off the website it looks like you cannot remain outside of Australia for a total of more than a year out of the 4 year period. So your best bet would be to come back here ASAP.
Thanks Lavina for a prompt and informative response.

I have a couple of more doubts, it will great if you can please help me with them as well.

Considering the citizenship condition of “not have been absent from Australia for more than one year in total, during the four year period, including no more than 90 days in the 12 months before applying”, will it be correct to say that I will have to stay in continuous for 4 years on my PR if this condition gets violated?

And please also give your views on the following condition of PR.

I became a permanent resident of Australia in March 2015 & stayed in Australia for 7 months. I have been in my home country since October 2015.

- Will I be able to retain my PR if I manage to somehow spend rest of the 17 months (part of mandatory 2 years for PR) before March 2020. If so will it be similar PR visa for the next 5 years (2020-2025) with 2 years of permanent stay condition ?

Thanks


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Considering the citizenship condition of “not have been absent from Australia for more than one year in total, during the four year period, including no more than 90 days in the 12 months before applying”, will it be correct to say that I will have to stay in continuous for 4 years on my PR if this condition gets violated?

And please also give your views on the following condition of PR.

I became a permanent resident of Australia in March 2015 & stayed in Australia for 7 months. I have been in my home country since October 2015.

- Will I be able to retain my PR if I manage to somehow spend rest of the 17 months (part of mandatory 2 years for PR) before March 2020. If so will it be similar PR visa for the next 5 years (2020-2025) with 2 years of permanent stay condition ?
On the day you apply for citizenship, you need to look back over the previous 4 years - as long as you didn't spend more than 12 months outside Australia, including no more than 90 days in the last year, then you would be eligible.

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Thanks for helping me your valuable advice.

Furthering my queries, will I be denied entry rights 5 years after the PR visa has been granted even if I manage to complete 2 years of mandatory stay ?

If I manage to somehow spend rest of the 17 months (part of mandatory 2 years for PR) before March 2020, will I be granted a similar PR visa for the next 5 years (2020-2025) with 2 years of permanent stay condition ?

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Great, that was really helpful.

Thanks a lot :-)


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