RESIDENT RETURN VISAS AND RETURNING RESIDENTS
You are encouraged to lodge your application online. The cost will be AUD80 less than lodging a paper application through our office.
If you wish to lodge a paper application at our office please follow the instructions below:
1- Five Year or Three Months Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155).
The application form (form 1085), the visa application charge, a copy of the biodata page of your passport (it is not necessary to send your original passport to our office) and relevant supporting documents, should be send to us by registered mail or express mail or via your travel agent.
Payment in Australian Dollars may be made by credit card only.
Please send your application as soon as possible by registered mail or through service delivery partners such as (SHAAL, 12 Bialik Stree, Tel Aviv. Phone (03) 5269100).
To view current processing times for a subclass 600 visitor visa application please click here.
Processing times apply from the date your complete application is lodged.
Please note that applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis, and that actual processing times may vary due to individual circumstances including:
- whether the applicant has lodged a complete application including all necessary supporting documents
- how promptly the applicant responds to any requests for additional information
- how long it takes to perform required checks
- how long it takes to receive additional information from external parties, particularly in relation to health, character, national security, and Assurance of Support requirements
- the number of places available in the migration programme (for permanent migration visas)
- surges in demand and peak periods
To ensure your application falls within the published processing times, we strongly encourage you to submit complete applications. The checklists provided on ImmiAccount will assist in making sure you have included all required documents during the application process.
You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.
2- Former Resident Visa (Subclass 151) - For former Australian permanent residents, and persons who served in the Australian Armed Forces before 1981, to return to Australia permanently. The application must be sent directly to Australia
IMPORTANT: You should not book flights or make travel commitments until you have a visa to travel to Australia. The department will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by clients whose visa application was finalised later than expected or where an application is unsuccessful.