If you would like to extend the validity of your Australian permanent visa, you should apply for PR renewal or Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155 / RRV) before it expires.
Did not stay in Australia for 2 years?
At NTRUST, we have specialist experience in Australia PR renewal applications. Even if you were not able to reside in Australia (you did not stay in Australia for 2 years within the last 5 years), let us strategize your case application to have your Australian PR application renewed.
Considering that the purpose of Resident Return Visa (RRV) is to facilitate the re-entry of Australian Permanent Resident, decision makers are able to consider, if you have a genuine commitment to residing in Australia that you continued to be able to renew your visa.
We have an excellent record of PR renewals - even for applicants who have not resided in Australia physically for the past 20 years!
The apparent "You need to live in Australia for 2 years out of the 5 years" is NOT a condition of Permanent Residency and NOT the only basis for a successful renewal. Applicants should note that case officers possess the discretion and flexibility to grant a renewal of one's residency status notwithstanding that the applicant has not fulfilled the residential requirements.
How to Apply
Each application is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Presenting your casework and handling all the paperwork which reflects all your substantial ties to Australia is a critical part to the success of your PR renewal application. To discuss your case with our immigration specialist, you may call us at +65 6299 0245 to schedule an appointment.