Resident Return Visa

    The 155 visa is a subclass of the Business Innovation and Investment (Residence) visa in Australia, which allows individuals who have held a Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) to apply for permanent residency in Australia.

    Once you have received a permanent visa, it is valid for the first five (5) years. Essentially a travel convenience, this validity period. Your right to live permanently in Australia does not end if you stay past the five-year mark; instead, it only affects your capacity to leave and subsequently return as a permanent resident.

    A category 155 visa could be granted to you if:

    • You attain the necessary residency (5-year travel facility).
    • You have beneficial relations to Australia (1 year travel facility).
    • You are a family member of someone who has a resident return visa or has applied for one and meet the requirements for grant (up to 1 year travel facility).


    • You can travel to and from Australia as a permanent resident until the travel facility of your visa expires.
    • If you leave Australia after your permanent visa travel facility has expired, you will not be able to return to Australia as a permanent resident. If you wish to return to Australia as a permanent resident, you must apply for and be granted this visa before your arrival in Australia.
    • 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.
    • There are no limits on the number of Resident Return visas (RRV) you can apply for.


    • The applicant would be eligible if either of the criteria is met:
    • You must be an Australian permanent resident.
    • You must be a former Australian permanent resident whose last permanent visa was not cancelled.
    • You must be a former Australian citizen who lost or renounced Australian citizenship. Australian citizens are not eligible to apply for an RRV.

    Start your application and Book your free consultation to assess your eligibility for subclass 155 (Resident Return) Visa.