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Australian Resident Return Visa - question on using it again to return to Australia


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Old 09-13-2017, 07:08 AM
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Australian Resident Return Visa - question on using it again to return to Australia

Hi,

I have permanent residency and applied for an Australian Return Resident Visa that was granted on 18th October, 2013 for 5 years. I was to enter the country before 18th October, 2014. Which I did and I left Australia after my initial travel.

Visa Class: Return (Residence) (class BB)
Visa Subclass: Five Year Resident Return (subclass 155)
Visa Grant Date: 18 October 2013
Must Not Arrive After: 18 October 2014
Stay Period: Indefinite from the date of each arrival
Travel Facility: Multiple
Visa Conditions: NIL

My question(s):

1. Can I return to Australia again now using this same visa?
2. Am I eligible to work if I am allowed to return?
3. If I am not allowed to return, what is my other option for a new visa?
4. Can I use my original permanent residency visa as a way for applying for a new return residency visa?
5. If not, is there any other visa I can apply for?

I really appreciate your input and advice on the questions I have. Much appreciate your time.

Thanks,
Raju


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Old 09-13-2017, 07:42 AM
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Check your visa status in VEVO, it should be alright.

If it's still in effect then yes, you can come and work.

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Check your visa status in VEVO, it should be alright.

If it's still in effect then yes, you can come and work.
Thank you Ramah! Much appreciate your reply.
I did check on VEVO and it says "You do not have a current Australian visa."

It is not 5 years yet, so, what are my choices now? Here is information from border.gov.au:

You can apply online right now, without providing any documents, if:
- you are a permanent resident
- you have resided in Australia for a total of at least 2 years within the last 5 years
- your name and date of birth have not changed since grant of your last visa.

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Can I apply online anytime or is there a time limit on it? I am a permanent resident and my name and DOB have not changed from when I applied for my resident return.

Again, thank you for your time and reply.

Regards,
Raju


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- you have resided in Australia for a total of at least 2 years within the last 5 years
Do you meet this condition? If so, no problem, apply for another RRV. If not, you would need to prove substantial ties to Australia.

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If you have not been lawfully a permanent resident and present in Australia for two years in the past five years, you need to demonstrate that you have substantial ties to Australia (see below), that are of benefit to Australia, in order to be eligible for a Resident Return Visa.

Question 31 on Form 1085 asks if you have substantial business, cultural, employment or personal ties to Australia that are of benefit to Australia. If you have answered “YES” to this question, please provide a separate statement describing these ties to Australia, together with copies of supporting documentation as evidence. Failure to do so will delay the processing of your application.



Business Ties – for example:

evidence of business ownership or active partnership. The business should be an Australian business or a branch of a business that has connections with Australia.
copies of recent annual reports and/or financial statements
evidence of your active involvement in the business



Cultural Ties – for example:

evidence that you are involved in the arts professionally such as actors, musicians, painters or authors
evidence that you are an active member of a religious, sporting or cultural group in Australia



Employment Ties – for example:

evidence that you are employed by an Australian organisation or the Australian branch of a multinational or foreign owned company and what your role is.
A work reference, tax payment and payrolls from the organisation in Australia.



Personal Ties – for example:

If you are accompanying your Australian citizen spouse overseas you should provide certified copies of your marriage certificate and evidence that your spouse is with you overseas and proof of your spouse’s Australian citizenship.
If you have close family members who are Australian permanent residents or citizens and they are living in Australia, provide proof of the relationship and of their status in Australia, eg. Certified copies of their passports – all pages. It would help if you also provide a list showing where all your family members live.
If you own a house or other personal assets in Australia, evidence of ownership.



If you are able to show that you have substantial ties with Australia and that they are of benefit to Australia but you have not returned to Australia in the last 5 years, you will need to show that there are compelling reasons that have caused your absence.

If you have answered “NO” to Question 31, please answer Questions 38 to 40. In addition, please attach a separate sheet describing:

Did you have compelling and compassionate reasons for your last departure from Australia?
If you have been absent from Australia for a continuous period of more than 3 months immediately before lodging this application, do you have compelling and compassionate reasons for your absence?



You should provide a written answer to these questions together with certified copies of available supporting evidence.


Important Note

This list is not exhaustive. It is a list of examples of the types of documentation that will help us to assess your application. If your circumstances are different but you believe that you have substantial ties that are of benefit to Australia or any compelling reasons for your absence, please supply with your application, documentation to support your claims and a written explanation of your circumstances. You may be requested to provide other supporting documents where necessary. Please refer to http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1...ment-checklist for further information.
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Hello tijanaoc,

Thank you very much! This is what I was looking for. I have written to the embassy, but I have not yet received a reply and hence wrote on this forum.

The part of explaining compelling or compassionate reasons is what I was looking for.

If you do not mind answering one last two part question:
Is there a time limit on this and has there ever been any reason specified as not being compelling or compassionate?


I do understand that it would help to provide any form of evidence to my reasoning and I do have them all.

Once again! Thank you very much, this is an exceedingly useful forum.

Regards,
Raju


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It sounds like you were only granted a one year RRV in 2013.


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If you do not mind answering one last two part question:
Is there a time limit on this and has there ever been any reason specified as not being compelling or compassionate?
I'm not an expert so I can't give you a definitive answer. I would recommend having a consult with an RMA - there's several good ones on this forum.

Has there ever been any reason specified as not being compelling or compassionate? I'm sure there have been plenty, but as I said I'm not an expert, so not privy to specific cases. The onus is on you to prove you do have an actual compelling/compassionate reason, not on DIBP to prove your reason is not compelling. In other words you have a harder job than they do.

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