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Resident Return

Overview

A Resident Return visa option is for current or former Australian permanent residents, or former Australian citizens to re-enter Australia.

Who should apply?

This visa is for you if the travel validity period of your permanent visa has expired or is about to expire. The Resident Return (subclass 155) visa is a permanent visa for current or former Australian permanent residents. This visa will allow you to maintain or regain your status as an Australian permanent resident on your return to Australia.

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Visa Fees

Visa Category Base Visa
Application
Charge (AUD)
Base Visa
Application
Charge (INR)
Additional
Application
Charge – Over 18 (AUD)
Additional
Application Charge
– Over 18 (INR)
Additional
Application Charge
– Under 18 (AUD)
Additional
Application Charge
– Under 18 (INR)
Resident Return Visa (RRV) (Subclass 155 & 157)  375  19,900 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Non-internet application charge 80     4300        

*Fees updated effective from 1 July  2018.

Please refer Visa Pricing Currency Table for more information.  The Visa Fees and VFS Global Service Charge are applicable per application.

Mode of Payment of Visa Fees:

  • Visa fee is payable by Credit/Debit Card or Cash or Demand Draft favouring “Australian High Commission, New Delhi”.
  • VFS will accept all Visa, Master and Maestro cards.
  • Applicants sending in their applications by post can pay the visa fee in the form of Demand draft favouring “Australian High Commission” payable at New Delhi.

VFS GLOBAL SERVICE CHARGE

In addition to the Visa Fees, applicant is required to pay the VFS Global Service Charge (inclusive of all taxes), as listed below.

Primary Client/Applicant Fee
Resident Return visa applications – no biometric required INR 1248.00
Secondary Client/Applicant Fee
Additional Document Submission – if not accompanied by a letter from the Visa Office INR 874.00


* Additional Document Submission charge is applicable for passport / documents submitted after the lodgment of visa applications with VFS Global.

Mode of Payment of VFS Fees:

  • VFS Service fee is payable by Credit/Debit Card or Cash or Demand Draft favouring “VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd” payable at the city where the application is submitted.
  • VFS will accept all Visa, Master and Maestro cards.
  • For Postal Applications, the VFS Global Service Charge Demand Draft should be in favour of “VFS Global Services Pvt Ltd” payable at the city where the application is couriered.

See: Postal Application

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Documents Required

Resident Return Visa checklist (English)

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Notice to all Visa Applicants – Acceptable Passport Copies

The Australian High Commission accepts two formats of passport copies:

  • Notarized copies of ALL pages, blank or otherwise; or
  • Copies certified by VFS.

The High Commission strongly recommends clients carry their original passports with them when they lodge at VFS to avoid any issues: http://www.india.embassy.gov.au/ndli/Visas_and_Migration.html. Unacceptable copies – missing pages or un-certified/un-notarized pages – can lead to adverse visa decisions. There is no obligation on the High Commission to request acceptable copies after lodgment and your application will be delayed.

Photo Specifications

Two passport-sized photograph (please attach to the form). NB - ID photos that have been digitally enhanced or altered to improve or change appearance or remove distinguishing features are not acceptable. As the photos are required for identity purposes, if they do not represent your true appearance, your visa application may be delayed if you need to be asked to provide new photos. The photos should also meet normal passport size and pose (front on head and shoulders, no facial coverings or sunglasses).


photo specs

Processing Time

For the current average processing time of visa application at Australian High Commission New Delhi kindly click here.

Note: The processing time does not include the transit time taken in forwarding the visa application from Australian Visa Application Centre to Australian High Commission, New Delhi.

Download Form

Form 1085

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