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Entering Australia as a PR with less than 2 years of stay in Australia


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Old 01-04-2014, 07:17 PM
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Entering Australia as a PR with less than 2 years of stay in Australia

Hi everyone,

I have a question about the 2 year residency obligation out of every 5 years to maintain the Permanent Residency.

My PR will expire July 2016 and I have not stayed in Australia at all other than to land there for a few days. I do not foresee living in Australia anytime soon due to family issues.

With the above in mind, my questions are:

1) Can I move to Australia (in January 2016) 6 months before my PR expire (July 2016) with the intention of living there long term?

2) Will I be barred from entering Australia by Australian immigration when I have not fulfilled the 2 year residency obligation by arriving 6 months before the expiry date of my PR?

3) In the event that I am allowed to enter Australia 6 months before the expiry of my PR, can I apply for RRV after staying in Australia continuously for 2 years (January 2018)? This is even when my current PR expires in July 2016.

I appreciate any advice from you.

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1. Yes.

2. No. You are free to come and go until the expiry date of your PR.

3. No. You need to live in Aus at least 2 years out of 5 in order to apply for a RRV.


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Hi GBP,

Many thanks for your reply. I appreciate it very much. I would like to clarify Question 3. If I move to Australia in January 2016 and my PR expiry date is July 2016, I understand I will not be able to apply for RRV upon expiry of my PR in July 2016 as I have only clocked 6 months of stay in Australia.

However, if I remain in Australia continuously for 2 years from January 2016 till January 2018, would I be eligible to apply for RRV then in January 2018 even though my PR expired in July 2016?

In this case, after July 2016, my PR would have ceased even though I continue to remain in Australia. I wonder if my expired PR will affect my RRV application.


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I think you'd be eligible for the RRV if you live in Australia from Jan. 2016 - 2018 as I think you simply need to live in Australia for 2 of the past 5 years prior to applying vs. 2 of the 5 years of your original PR. But I haven't researched the RRV in great depth so I may be mistaken.

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your expired PR will not have any effect on you RRV application, as long as you remain in Australia. And yes, you will be able to apply for RRV without any adverse effect. As permanent resident, you can stay in Australia indefinitely, so you are not out of status. Its only for the purpose of travel outside Australia that you will need RRV.

A word of caution though. Aussie immigration rules are changing constantly and they have recently gone very strict on the residency requirement. Make sure to keep yourself updated of any change in rules for RRV.

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Hi GBP,

Many thanks for your reply. I appreciate it very much. I would like to clarify Question 3. If I move to Australia in January 2016 and my PR expiry date is July 2016, I understand I will not be able to apply for RRV upon expiry of my PR in July 2016 as I have only clocked 6 months of stay in Australia.

However, if I remain in Australia continuously for 2 years from January 2016 till January 2018, would I be eligible to apply for RRV then in January 2018 even though my PR expired in July 2016?

In this case, after July 2016, my PR would have ceased even though I continue to remain in Australia. I wonder if my expired PR will affect my RRV application.


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