Resident Return Visa Subclass 155 and 157



If you leave Australia after your travel validity expires, or it expires when you are outside Australia, you will not be able to return to Australia as a permanent resident. This visa allows you to return as a permanent resident.


Basic Eligibility requirements

  • You must be either:
    • an Australian permanent resident
    • a former Australian permanent resident whose last permanent visa was not cancelled, or
    • a former Australian citizen who lost or renounced citizenship.
  • You must meet residence or substantial ties requirements.
  • You must meet character requirements.
  • You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for this visa.