Resident Return


The Resident Return visa (subclasses 155 and 157) is a permanent visa for current or former Australian permanent residents or former Australian citizens. You need this visa if the travel validity period of your permanent visa has expired or is about to expire. It allows you to travel overseas and return to Australia as a permanent resident.

For more information including eligibility: See RRV eligibility

Visa Fees

Visa Category Base Visa Application Charge (AUD) Base Visa Application Charge (PHP) Non-internet Application Charge (AUD) Non-internet Application Charge (PHP)
Five Year Resident Return Visa – Subclass 155 405 14,900 80 3,000
Three Month Resident Return Visa – Subclass 157 405 14,900 80 3,000

*Fees updated effective from 01 July 2019.

Please refer Visa Pricing Table for more information.

How to pay for your visa

You can pay the visa fee in a form of Philippine Managers Check payable to ‘Australian Embassy’. Other forms of visa fee payment will not be accepted

VFS Global Logistic Service charge per passport:

Primary Applicant Fee
Primary applicant PHP 659

Secondary Applicant Fee
Secondary applicant PHP 460
Citizenship by Descent PHP 460
Resubmission PHP 460

Logistic fees can be paid in cash upon submission, or in the form of Managers check payable to “VFS Services Phils. Pvt. Inc.”

Please ensure that your check has the following features:

  1. Standardized length of checks to 8 inches
  2. waiver that states “I/We allow the electronic clearing of this check and hereby waive the presentation for payment of this original to (Drawee Bank)”.
  3. Checks with alteration/s or erasure/s are no longer acceptable for clearing even if with counter signature. The same also applies to checks with missing relevant information such as date, payee, amount in figures, amount in words, signature.

For applicants’ convenience, VFS Global provides additional services to support applicants in the process of their visa application with VFS Global. Please click here

Documents Required

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Notice on removing Credit Card details from Australian visa forms:

For all Australian visa application forms, your credit card details are NOT required. If you have included your credit card details on your form, please be aware that VFS Global do not accept payment by credit card, so you must remove your credit card details from the form before submitting to VFS Global.

Consent Form for Destruction of Uncollected and Undelivered Documents:

All Australian Visa applicants must include completed and signed Consent Form when lodging application and supporting documents.

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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).



Processing Time

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Download Forms

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