22 Apr 2012 6:54 PM
|General question hope someone can help
We have a visa which we used and moved in 2005. Came back to uk in 2006.
Hubby had a skilled visa. Wondering if we chose to come back to Oz again
how can I renew my visa because we have since got new passports and the visa
was never transferred on new visa and had a new baby as well. Many thanks xxxx
23 Apr 2012 1:23 AM
What is the expiry on the visa. It doesn't matter which passport it is in, if the visa is expired then unfortunately you are no longer a PR. You could try for a return residents visa but you usually have to prove that you have ties to Australia, house, family etc. If not then its tough and you have to apply again.|
24 Apr 2012 7:15 PM
|I just got a new RRV online and one of the requirements is that you have to have been resident for the 3 months prior to applying. There are other requirements as to total residency etc. but I can't remember them off the top of my head. Go to the IMMI website and have a look. All the info is on there but going on what I know, you have no chance of an RRV. As it is six years since you left you will have to re-apply and your time spent here will count for nothing.|
04 May 2012 3:56 PM
|Hi, We did exactly the same thing went out in 2005 and came back 2006 on a skilled visa. We tried for a RRV and got advised by Australia immigration to withdraw the application as we were going to be denied it and that would make it hard for us to apply for a PR again. We have now gone through the process and got another PR visa however the points system has changed and we had to get a state sponsorship to get enough points. Feel free to PM me if I can be of any help. We found it useful phoning Australia immi they are very helpful and will try to find ways to keep a visa active. Has your visa expired?? There were other options if it is still valid ??!
All the best