Australia Resident Return Visa (Subclasses 155 & 157) Via Registered Migration Agents

Former citizen or permanent resident of Australia?

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The Australia Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155-157) is for former Australian citizens, and current and former permanent residents. People wanting to return to Australia and live permanently there can apply for Subclass 155-157 on meeting the requirements.

Successful applicants can freely travel to and from Australia for a period of 5 years from the date the visa is issued. Having said that, on expiry of the travel facility, application for a new PR visa has to be made, and the visa must be granted to allow a person to leave Australia, return and live indefinitely.

Y-Axis can guide you in processing Australia Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155-157). Call us to know more. We process your application through Registered Migration Agents (RMAs) who are authorized by the Department of Home Affairs (DIBP earlier). An RMA will represent your application to the concerned Australian Immigration Department and also communicate with them on your behalf with your consent.

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You cannot apply for this visa if:

You were issued one of the following documents which still remains valid today:

  • An Authority To Return (ATR) between 1 March 1976 and 30 October 1979, or
  • A Return Endorsement (RE) between 1 November 1979 and 31 December 1986

These documents should still be valid today if:

  • They have not been cancelled
  • They have not been ceased by the grant of another visa since 1 September 1994
  • You have returned to Australia within three years of each departure
  • You have not become an Australian Citizen
  • You have been sent a notice regarding the possible cancellation of your most recent permanent visa under section 134 of the Act and no cancellation decision has yet been taken
  • Your most recent permanent visa was cancelled under section 134 of the Act and the cancellation decision has not been set aside by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

You might be able to be granted this visa if you are:

  • An Australian permanent resident
  • A former Australian permanent resident whose last permanent visa was not cancelled
  • A former Australian citizen who lost or renounced your citizenship
  • A ‘former Australian permanent resident’ includes anyone who was recognized as a permanent resident of Australia under the migration arrangements that applied at the time they were in Australia

Requirements for substantial ties of benefit to Australia:

Business ties: If you are claiming business ties with Australia, you will need to provide proof of the ties and how they benefit Australia. You will need to show that you have substantial ownership interests in the business and are personally involved at a senior level in the day-to-day operations and management of the business. The business activity needs to be ongoing and regular and must be is commercial in nature, has an intention to make a profit and has a system of record keeping and management that substantiates the business activity claimed.

Cultural ties: There are a range of intellectual, artistic, sporting or religious pursuits which are not strictly of a business or employment nature but may be considered a cultural tie to Australia. In many cases, it is likely that the reasons claimed as cultural ties would be consistent with the basis for the grant of your original permanent visa. If you are claiming cultural ties, you will need to provide proof that your role is adding to Australia’s cultural life. This can include publications you have written, your membership of cultural associations, any media articles about you or proof of your performances.

Employment ties: To prove you have employment ties to Australia, you must show that you are currently employed, or have a formal offer of employment in Australia, or are employed overseas by an Australian organisation, or are able to show that your employment by a non-Australian organisation has a demonstrable benefit to Australia; for example, working as a representative of Australia for an international organisation.

Personal ties: Substantial personal ties may benefit Australia if you are, or have been, a participating member of the Australian community and economy. Living in Australia for a substantial period of time or living overseas with an Australian citizen partner is taken into account. Proof of personal assets or family who live in Australia could also help to demonstrate personal ties, if you are able to show they are both substantial and benefit Australia.

Subclass 157 Resident Return visa:

You might be able to be granted this visa if you:

  • Have lawfully spent at least one day in the past five years in Australia
  • Have spent less than two years in the past five years in Australia
  • Have been a permanent resident or an Australian citizen for the entire period spent in Australia
  • Can show a compelling and compassionate reason for having to leave Australia, or if you are outside Australia, for leaving when you did

If you have been living outside Australia for more than three continuous months immediately before applying, you must also show that you were absent for a compelling and compassionate reason.

Travel facility:

  • If you have lived in Australia for at least two years of the past five years and are granted a Subclass 155 Resident Return visa, it will have a five-year travel facility from date of grant
  • If you are granted a Subclass 155 Resident Return visa on the basis of your substantial ties of benefit to Australia, then your travel facility will be for a year from the date of the grant
  • If you are granted a Subclass 155 Resident Return visa because you are a family member of a person who holds a Subclass 155, or who has also applied for Resident Return Visa and satisfies criteria for grant, then your travel facility will be for either a year or less than a year from date of grant
  • If you are granted a Subclass 157 visa, the travel facility will be for 3 months from date of grant

Program Details

  • Migrate to Australia on a PR Visa with your family
  • Enjoy all benefits that of a permanent resident including access to medicare, study, and work
  • Travel numerous times to and from Australia from the visa grant date to the expiry date
  • Apply for a new PR visa on expiry of the existing one and upon being granted the same, a person can leave, and come back to stay Australia again

Application Fees

Visa subclass

Base application charge

Non-internet application charge

Additional applicant charge 
18 and over

Additional applicant charge under 18

Resident Return visa (RRV) 
(Subclass 155 and 157)





Y-Axis Process

Our Full Service & Processing Includes:

  • Document checklist
  • Complete Migration Processing & Application Processing
  • Forms, Documentation & Petition Filing
  • Guidance on acquiring the specific Police Clearance Certificate
  • Assistance with Medicals
  • Updates & Follow-up with the Department of Home Affairs (DIBP earlier)
  • Visa Interview Preparation – if required
  • Airport Pickup*
  • Accommodation Assistance*
  • Relocation Orientation*
  • Job Search Assistance*

*These services are provided at an additional cost.

Y-Axis Immigration Department

  • We offer documentation processing, application & filing services for those interested in immigrating.
  • Our Immigration Processing Department ranks amongst the best in the world. A strong research team ensures that cases are evaluated and processed as per the latest rules and regulations.
  • Our experience at having filed thousands of applications has resulted in a strong & comprehensive case study database.
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  • There are five countries that currently have a point based immigration program. Point based immigration is a good option for those who want to work & settle overseas.
  • There are a number of categories under which an applicant can file his/her application. You can either apply independently /a relative can sponsor you / an overseas Employer can sponsor you Or the country itself can sponsor you. Applicants whose occupations are in demand usually get bonus points & faster processing. Each country has their specific list of occupations.

Why should you file your migration petition this month?

Why should you not delay?

Rules may change. Everything has a quota!

Immigration rules are volatile and governments are always debating whether to close the door or whom to close the door on. Don’t take the rules for granted. Apply now when you are eligible! You may not be eligible, a few months from now.

You save time

 If you postpone your decision, you end up in the same career junction even next year. Take a decision and advance your career right now.

 You aren’t growing any younger!

Most countries have an age limit and it gets stricter as you grow older. You may not be eligible even a year later. And then as you get older, you ability to adjust to new surroundings also decreases.

Apply now – you may also earn extra points for age!

Your kids adjust faster when they are younger

Your kids adjust better and learn faster when younger. Remember, this opportunity is for them too.

Better in every way

If you are not married, it will improve your profile and get you a better partner.
It is never a bad thing to hold a PR visa that allows you to work & live overseas. 
It is never a bad thing to hold an additional UK, Australia, Germany or Canadian Passport.

No kids? Even better

If you are married and do not have children yet, your kids born inside the country will become Naturalized Citizens automatically.

You may change your mind

You or your spouse may change your mind later and may miss on something good in your life and for your children. 

Treat your migration petition as an investment for the future – yours and your children. Apply for it now, watch it mature later. Avail of the benefits all your life.

So, why should you sign up now, because you need to strike when the iron is hot!


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