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Would an ETA replace a Resident return visa (subclass 155)


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Old 10-06-2017, 03:03 AM
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Hi everyone!

I have a situation here where my current resident return visa (subclass 155) expired on 21 Sep and I applied for a renewal on 18 Sep as it previously only took me 2 days to have it approved. The new visa still hasn’t been granted as of today.
I am going to travel overseas for my wedding on 22 Oct and planning to return to work on 5 Nov.

I am thinking to apply for an ETA (after I have departed from Australia) in case my resident return visa application still hasn't been approved upon my return.

I am just wondering if an ETA would replace my currently valid permanent visa or my application for renewal? or is there any bridging visa for situation like this?

Any idea / suggestion is much appreciated.

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Adrian


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Just wondering if anyone is waiting for their resident return visa to be granted like me?


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Just wondering if anyone is waiting for their resident return visa to be granted like me?
Seems like they have quite a queue in the RRV team. Mine just came through recently after a 5 week wait. I am still under the 2 years in 5 rule, but it was a less complex application than this time last year, which took two days to turn around!

Patience seems to be required at the moment.

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Seems like they have quite a queue in the RRV team. Mine just came through recently after a 5 week wait. I am still under the 2 years in 5 rule, but it was a less complex application than this time last year, which took two days to turn around!

Patience seems to be required at the moment.

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Thanks for your reply

Mine took me 2 days last time as well.

It's quite frustrating considering the documents and other information I provided this time are essentially the same as what I provided last two times.

I was about to complete my two years requirement at the time of lodgement but had to apply earlier as I am going overseas soon.

Hopefully it will be granted before I go overseas. Finger-crossed.


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Hi A&M

I'm also waiting to hear back regarding my 155 renewal. It expired today but i have already lodged my application two weeks ago. Last i heard, it can take up to 30 days for renewal.

Question - Did you leave Australia while waiting for your 155 visa? Is it okay for us to leave Australia while waiting for 155 renewal?

Did you get yours renewed while you're out of Australia?

Please help shed some light and advise. I need to leave Australia in two days time.

thanks!
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Hi A&M

I'm also waiting to hear back regarding my 155 renewal. It expired today but i have already lodged my application two weeks ago. Last i heard, it can take up to 30 days for renewal.

Question - Did you leave Australia while waiting for your 155 visa? Is it okay for us to leave Australia while waiting for 155 renewal?

Did you get yours renewed while you're out of Australia?

Please help shed some light and advise. I need to leave Australia in two days time.

thanks!
yuchun
Hi Yuchun

I managed to get mine approved on the 30th day after lodgement.

I have seen a few cases on this forum and another website that people were only granted the visa after at least four weeks which is consistent with the Global Processing Time per DIBP website.

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You don't need to wait for approval as lodging in Australia means you can be granted either in or outside Australia. If the application refused then you can apply again.

The only reason why it would be refused is that you have not provided enough evidence of you ties to Australia.
and I have checked with another RMA and got the same answer.


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Got it.Thanks for your quick response Adrian. Appreciate it.


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Just wondering if anyone is waiting for their resident return visa to be granted like me?
54 days and still in status "received. did not meet the 2 in 5 years requirement though.


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Hi - just wondering if the RRV was received and how long it took to come through?
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It took me approx. a month..


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