Apply on paper

You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for the visa.

Each family member must complete their own application.

Complete Form 1085 - Application for a Resident Return visa (295KB PDF).

Learn how about paying for paper applications lodged in or outside Australia.

Apply from in Australia

Mail the form, supporting documents and the correct application fee to:

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
GPO Box 9984
Sydney NSW 2001

Or courier the form with supporting documents and the correct application fee to:

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
26 Lee Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Apply from outside Australia

If you cannot apply online, find out where and how to lodge your application at an immigration office outside Australia.

Send all supporting documents and the correct application fee with your application.