Australian Permanent Residency Renewal is required when the time-period of your permanent residency visa is about to expire or has been terminated. To apply for the renewal , you can choose the two pathways i.e. either apply for Resident return visa (Subclass 155 or 157) or for Australian citizenship.
Permanent residency programs comes with a label of ‘International travel facility’ that allows you to leave and re-enter Australia for the duration of five years. Before the expiry of PR visa, you have to renew your visa to hold the benefits as previous. Check out the whole process here.
To maintain your Australian permanent residency visa status, you have to apply for Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155 and 157).
Resident return visa allows you to travel abroad when your Australia permanent residency visa has been lapsed or is about to terminate. It is of types, Resident return Visa (Subclass 155) and Resident return visa (subclass 157)
Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155 and 157) is a travel facility program under Australian Immigration that allows you to travel overseas and helps in maintaining your permanent residency status. If the travel facility date of your Australian permanent residency visa is expired or is about to end then at that time you can go for it. Leaving Australia before applying for RRV may effect your citizenship.
1) If your last permanent resident visa has got canceled then, you can not apply for this visa program.
2) If you already have received a notice from higher authorities that your permanent resident visa might get canceled then, your application will be rejected.
3) You are not eligible to apply for this visa if you hold–
Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155 and 157) are the permanent visas that allow you to access the benefits of same as the original permanent residency visa.
a) You can live and work in Australia.
b) You can study in Australia.
c) You are free to sponsor your eligible family members for permanent residency.
d) You may apply for Australian Citizenship if you meet the eligibility requirements.
|S.no||155 Resident Return Visa||157 Resident Return Visa|
|1||You can enter and leave Australia for the period of five years.||You can enter and leave Australia for the period of three months.|
For being eligible to apply for Australian Permanent Residency Renewal requirements, you have to fulfill the certain requirements:
The cost is AUD 365.
The processing time may vary and it may take the longest time to get selected if the candidate is not able to satisfy the residency requirements. The processing time of Australian permanent residency renewal may take up to 12 weeks.
|Steam||75% of applications processed in||90% of applications processed in|
|Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155)||5 days||12 days|
|Resident Return Visa (Subclass 157)|
Low volume of applications
|Low volume of applications|
After attaining Australian permanent residency renewal, you can enjoy all the benefits of permanent residency visa.
1) You can live and work in Australia for the next five years.
2) You may complete your studies or start your new study course in Australia.
3) You can travel in and outside of Australia for multiple times till your visa is valid.
4) You can access the Australia healthcare facilities.
5) You may sponsor your family members for Australian permanent residency.
6) You may go ahead and apply for Australian citizenship.
Australian permanent residency visa enables you to live permanently in Australia till the time visa is valid. To continue the access and benefits of Australian permanent residency, you have to apply either for Australian citizenship or Resident return visa (Subclass 155 and 157) before the expiry of permanent visa. Make Visas will assist you in Australian permanent residency renewal program. Our highly-experienced counselors will provide best assistance to extend your PR visa.
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