Renew Permanent Resident Visa Australia
Permanent residency visa (PR), although is permanent and you can stay as long as you like but it only has a 5 year travel facility. Meaning if you wish to travel after your 5 years is over you need to apply for a Resident return visa if you wish to come back without any dramas.
To maintain your Australian permanent resident status, you must either meet a residence requirement in Australia or show that you have close ties to Australia.
A Resident Return visa is a travel facility for:
- current Australian permanent residents
- some former Australian permanent residents
- some former Australian citizens.
You will need a Resident Return visa if the travel facility on your current visa has expired (your first granted permanent visa has a 5 year travel facility) or is about to expire and you want to travel overseas and retain your permanent resident status.
If you are in Australia and the travel facility on your current visa has, or is, about to expire, you need to apply for, an RRV before you leave Australia. You may depart Australia without your resident return visa application being finalised however please ensure you have a re-entry visa to return to Australia.
You can apply for the visa outside Australia, but it must be granted before you enter Australia.