Resident Return Visa

A Resident Return Visa may be available to you if you previously held permanent residency in Australia.  To do this, Kiwis must be living in Australia for 6 months or longer prior to application (most often having entered on a SCV for the second time), and be able to show the Department of Immigration that you have “substantial” business, employment or personal ties to Australia, and that you had a valid or “compelling” reason to remain outside of Australia for the period that you had been absent.  It is possible for your Resident Return visa to be suspended if you leave Australia and cannot give a good reason for “abandoning” your residence in Australia for five years or more.

Obtaining a Resident Return Visa means that you will be able to sponsor your partner and/or children for a permanent visa in Australia.

  1. Gerry 2 years ago

    Ive been living and Working in Australia for the Past 5 years I had been here Working albeit a short time in 1986 could I qualify for a returning resident Visa?

  2. Cheryll Eddy 4 months ago

    Just wondering if I qualify for Returning Resident Visa.
    Lived here in 1987 from May to December and then returned home as my brother took his life.
    I came back to live in 2009.

  3. Natalie 2 months ago

    Just wondering if i qualify for RRV i arrived in Australia in 1989 went to school for 1 year and then started working after i left school for 1 year….Then i moved back to NZ 1991

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