The RRV is a permanent visa for current or former Australian permanent residents that allows them to maintain or regain their permanent residency status.
From 15 February 2012, applicants for RRVs who have spent less than 2 out of 5 years in Australia as permanent residents will be granted RRVs for only 1 year.
This is a marked change from the previous position which allowed applicants who were in Australia as permanent residents for less than 2 out of 5 years, to nevertheless obtain 5 year RRVs, provided they were able to show that they had substantial, business, cultural, employment or personal ties with Australia.
To obtain a 5 year RRV, the current position is:
To obtain a one year RRV, the current position is:
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