PR – Resident Return Visa for Australia – SC155 & SC157

What you can do with this visa

  • Allows to return to Australia as a permanent resident.
  • If you are already in Australia as a permanent resident, you do not need to apply for this visa if you do not wish to travel.


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
  • Meet residence or substantial ties requirements. You must either:
  • have lived in Australia for 2 years (730 days) in the last 5 years as the holder of a permanent visa (or entry permit), or as an Australian citizen
  • or be able to demonstrate substantial ties to Australia that are of benefit to Australia.
  • Not hold an Authority to Return or Return Endorsement
  • Not have cancellation action against your business skills visa
  • Meet character requirement
  • Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused

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