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Old 12-26-2013, 04:54 AM
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Resident Return Visa queries

Hi all

I got a question regarding the RRV and hope to be able to get some clarifications.

My query is more of the semantics PR, permanent Visas and RRV. I'm a bit confused on how different websites define or explain it differently and need to clarify if my understanding of it is correct. I am currently applying for a permanent partner Visa.

1. The Permanent Partner Visa is a permanent Visa that does not expire.
2. What expires is the overseas travel component of the permanent Visa which allows you to travel and return back to Australia as a PR
3. Once that expires, you would need to apply for a RRV. This is also a permanent Visa with a travel facility that allows travel to and from Australia for up to 5 years.

Is my understanding of the above correct? From what I've read, I'm assuming that Permanent Residency is a term that is used for anyone holding a Permanent Visa. A permanent Visa is any visa that allows the holder to remain in Australia indefinitely.

So in my case, I am looking to obtain a PR from my permanent partner Visa. This permanent Visa allows me to travel to and back Australia for up to 5 years. Once this travel facility ends, to travel outside and back, I will need to apply for a RRV, which is another permanent visa allowing me to travel to and back for up to 5 years. The RRV will supercede my initial Permanent partner visa. I am still considered a PR due to my RRV.

Correct?

Sorry for the long post. Hope to be able to get some confirmation on the above.

Thanks sooooo much!!


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Old 12-26-2013, 05:03 AM
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Having only just received my PR status a month ago, I haven't had to look into the RRV yet. But my understanding is the same as yours - a PR lets you stay in Australia indefinitely. However after 5 years if you want to travel outside Australia, you need to be granted an RRV to return. The RRV typically is for 5 years if you have sufficient ties to Australia, but could be shorter if you've moved overseas or haven't resided in Australia for long enough to create sufficient ties.

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The RRV will supercede my initial Permanent partner visa. I am still considered a PR due to my RRV.
What I hadn't really considered was the fact that you'd then have PR status on an RRV. I guess I just assumed I'd return to Australia on the RRV but still be on a 186, but that wouldn't make sense if I'd been granted a new visa. So I guess it makes sense that the RRV would supercede the initial partner visa.

This is still almost 5 years down the road for me though (and for you too), so it's possible things will change between now and then.

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