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Old 05-14-2019, 10:12 AM
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Hi,

I'm a British citizen currently hold a Permanent residency visa SubClass 189, which is due to expire 18th June 2019. I recently relocated to Australia (26th April 2019) using this visa and there are 3 other dependents under the same visa who will be joining me mid-September.

I would like to understand the possibilities of getting all four's visa extended at the same time.
– For how long can the new visa can get extended for?
– will this have an impact on getting my Australian citizenship after 4-5years living in Australia?

Other evidence I got is
– Contract Job offer until the end of August
– Started a New business and a have a valid ABN number for future contracting
– house lease agreement for the next 12 months
– Kids school separating letter from the UK
– Car shipping evidence from Uk to Australia

hope the above information is sufficient to understand my situation and give me guidance on this.


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Old 05-14-2019, 07:23 PM
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You need to get some professional advice on this fairly quickly as, presumably, your dependents’ visas also expire on 18th June, so you need a plan for them if you want them to be offshore until September.

To answer your question - you don’t extend your visa, you need to apply for a new Resident Return Visa (RRV). If granted it will have a 1 year travel validity. It’s probably a bit early to be planning citizenship, as a lot of things may change going forward.

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As Paul has said, the visa doesn't expire just the travel/entry rights on it do. So after June 18th your dependents will not be able to enter Australia on their 189 so they'd need a RRV to do so. If they don't have at least 2 years residency in Australia during the 5 years before applying for the RRV, they need to show strong ties to Australia - you may qualify as being that "strong tie" but it's not guaranteed so getting some professional advice would be a good idea. Your dependents can't arrive before June 18th?

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I suggest you take Paul's advice on board. He has a very thorough understanding of RRV's.

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