This should come under a great realization that you receive a travel facility only valid for 5 years when granted permanent residents in Australia. You are eligible to travel to Australia within these 5 years, and after these years, make sure to renew it.
These are the following requirements to renew your permanent resident visa:
- Travel facility on PR
- The travel grant is usually for 5 years, and if you want to re-enter Australia, it will actually rely on the time period you have left on the travel facility.
- In case your travel validity has expired, you will have to apply to renew your visa.
If you would like to travel after the initial 5 years facility from Australia, you can either:
- Obtain resident return visa
- Apply for Australian citizenship
You can choose to apply for citizenship. Once you are granted, you are eligible to have an Australian passport in which you can travel to 183 countries without any visa or visa on arrival status.
Resident Return Visa (RRV)
5 – Year
Suppose you want to maintain your permanent residence in Australia. You will have to stay at least a minimum of 2 years in that 5-year period.
If you do not receive 5 years resident return visa, you can still get a 12-month travel facility, and here’s how:
- You will have to show substantial business or ties that will benefit Australia.
- Close family members who have a resident return visa.
- Ownership of any business or job offer in Australia.
- Evidence of you has settled in Australia like leased accommodation, children enrolled in schools, or your assets moved to Australia.
RRV for the family unit
If you are eligible for an RRV, your family members can also apply for RRV, but it would generally be for 12 months, even if you have a 5-year RRV. If in case your RRV expires, your family unit member will expire on the same date as you.
Absence from Australia
If you are absent from Australia for 5 years, you will have to show these compelling reasons for your absentee.
Some of the example for compelling reasons can include –
- Severe illness or death of an overseas family member.
- Living overseas with an Australian citizen partner.
- Complex medical illness, which prevents traveling.
- Political conflicts or natural disaster preventing travel.
- Significant personal event.
- During this covid-19 pandemic, it has prevented people from traveling, so it is a compelling reason for not returning to Australia on time.
The Australian government will acknowledge if you have compelling reasons for circumstances that were beyond your control.
Having an Australian Permanent Residence is a lengthy process. Be sure to renew for a visa, and before you travel, check your visa grant letter!
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