Resident Return Visa

Compelling reason for absence from Australia – mental illness

The applicant was a US citizen who was formerly an Australian Permanent  Resident. He completed his secondary schooling in Australia. Soon afterwards, he was diagnosed with a severe mental health condition.  When his health eventually stabilised, he pursued tertiary studies at a University in the US, however he still came back to Australia on a

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Lived abroad for more than 5 years – successful outcome

The applicant was refused a resident return visa as she had been outside of Australia for more than 5 years. We applied for a review of this decision  to the MRT. We argued that the applicant had always considered Australia her home; however due to her husband having an international career, she was unable to

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Substantial employment and personal ties to Australia

The applicant was refused a resident return visa as he had spent only 20 days in total in Australia in the previous 5 years. We argued that the applicant had substantial employment and personal ties with Australia which are of benefit to Australia. In particular, we emphasised his involvement as a consultant with Sydney Water

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The Importance of Understanding the Criteria for Resident Return Visas.

Relevance of a Substantial Ties Submission. Only Australian Citizens can travel to and from Australia freely. Whilst Australian Permanent Residents can stay in Australia indefinitely, if they choose to travel, it is important that they are aware of their travel facility. When a person is granted any Australian permanent residence visa, they usually have a

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