Resident Return

​Start an application

To start an online application you will need to login to your ImmiAccount. If you do not have an ImmiAccount you will be prompted to create one.

If you have not spent a total of two years in the last five years in Australia as an Australian permanent resident, you must provide documents to show that you have substantial ties to Australia. Further information is available on the Resident Return visa (subclasses 155 and 157) document checklist.

To lodge a complete application you should attach scanned copies of any associated original documents through your ImmiAccount as part of the online application process.

Applications with missing information will take longer to finalise.

When completing your online application you must not copy and paste bullet points, numbering, accents etc from formatted documents into the free text fields. Only use numbers 0 – 9 and letters A – Z (upper and lower case), dashes '-' and underscores '_'.​​​​

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Resident Return visa (subclass 155 and 157)For Australian permanent residents, former Australian permanent residents and former Australian citizens.
Note: Not all applicants are able to apply online. The online system will tell you if you are unable to use this method. Follow the instructions provided.
Start application

To complete an application you might be required to attach supporting documentation. You will need to check the relevant document checklist on the visa subclass page.​​​​

Track and manage your application

You will need to login to your ImmiAccount. If you do not have an account you will need to create one to access online visa services. You can use your account to:

  • continue a saved application​
  • attach documents
  • update passport details
  • change email and address details
  • check progress of your application.
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Transaction Reference Number

A Transaction Reference Number (TRN) is a unique number assigned to each online application. You will need this to:

  • track and manage your application
  • identify your application when you communicate with us
  • check your visa entitlements.

​Help

Before you start your application you should read all the information about the Resident Return visa (subclass 155 and 157) and Return Documents for Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Help for ImmiAccount including Quick Reference Guides, FAQs and common error messages is available from the ImmiAccount page.

If you have read all of the available information, and you still require help, contact us with your enquiry.​​​

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