Before you start your application you should read all the information about the Resident Return visa.See:Resident Return visa (subclass 155 and 157)Return Documents for Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents
Transaction Reference Number
A Transaction Reference Number (TRN) is a unique number assigned to each online application. You will need this to:
- identify your application when you communicate with us
- check your visa entitlements.
Start an application
To start an online application you will need to login to your ImmiAccount. If you do not have an account you will prompted to create one.
You should complete your application with as much information as possible before you submit. Applications with missing information may take longer to finalise.
When completing the online application you must avoid copying and pasting 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 '_'.
|Outside or in Australia
||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 lodge by this method. Follow the instructions provided.
|Start your Application|
To complete an application you may be required to attach supporting documentation. Please check the Resident Return visa document checklist.
See: Attaching Documents to a Resident Return Visa Application
Track and manage an online application
|Continue a saved application
Check progress of an application
|You will need to login to your ImmiAccount. If you do not have an account you will need to create one to access most online services.
|Login to ImmiAccount |
Note: If you submitted your application before 6 December 2013 you will need to import the application into your ImmiAccount. Unfortunately applications that were started (but not submitted) before this date cannot be retrieved.
Resident Return visa label requirements
Australia does not require you to have a Resident Return visa label or stamp in your passport to remain in or enter Australia. However, if you are travelling through other countries, you may be required by those countries to have an Australian visa label or stamp in your passport.
A visa label may be obtained by attending any office of the department with your current passport, or by sending in your passport by registered post to your nearest office.
See: Form 1405 – Visa label request and payment ( 84KB PDF file)
Obtaining evidence of your Resident Return visa will incur a charge.
See: Visa Labels
Your visa is linked electronically to the passport details provided in your visa application. You can view your visa online using Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO). VEVO is a free online service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It allows you, and your employer or education provider, to view your visa details online.
See: Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)
Before you ask for additional help about this visa, you should read all the available web content.
Resident Return FAQ
If you have read all of the available information, and you still require help, contact us with your enquiry.
See: Help and Support