Former Resident Visa (Subclass 151)

ABOUT THIS VISA

The Former Resident Visa (Subclass 151) is a permanent visa allows former permanent residents and certain people who served in the Australian Defence Force to live in Australia.

COSTS & DETAILS OF THE FORMER RESIDENT VISA (SUBCLASS 151)

The Former Resident Visa (Subclass 151) currently is $3,955AUD. There is a low volume of applications so there is no standard processing time for this visa. Scroll down to learn more about the Former Resident Visa (Subclass 151).

WHAT THIS VISA LETS YOU DO

The FORMER RESIDENT VISA SUBCLASS 151 allows you to:

  • stay in Australia permanently

  • work and study in Australia

  • enrol in Australia's public health care scheme, Medicare

  • sponsor your relatives to come to Australia

  • travel to and from Australia for up to 5 years from date of grant as long as the travel facility remains valid

  • apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE FORMER RESIDENT VISA (SUBCLASS 151)

To be eligible for the Former Resident Visa (Subclass 151), you must:

  • Be able to meet the long residence requirement, if applicable. You must be able to show us that you meet all these criteria:

    • if you are 18 years or older, spent at least 9 years in Australia as a Permanent resident before you turned 18 or if you are younger than 18, spent at least half of your life in Australia as a permanent resident 

    • younger than 45 years of age at the time you apply

    • have never been an Australian citizen

    • kept close business, cultural or personal ties with Australia (after you were no longer a permanent resident), including any regular contact with relatives or friends, frequent visits, owning property or having active business interests OR

  • Be able to meet the defence services requirement, if applicable. You must be able to show us that you meet one of these conditions:

    • completed at least 3 months of continuous Australian defence service 

    • discharged from the Australian Defence Force before 3 months of service because you were medically unfit because of your Australian defence service

  • You must be under 45 years of age to meet the long residence requirement unless you meet the defence services requirement.

  • You must meet all necessary health requirements.

  • Meet all necessary character requirements.

  • You may be asked to provide an assurance of support.

  • There needs to be no outstanding debt to the Australian government.

  • You can not have had a previous visa cancelled or refused.

Former Resident Visa (Subclass 151)

HOW TO APPLY FOR THIS VISA

For information about the Former Resident Visa (Subclass 151)  contact VISAS TO AUSTRALIA to help you apply for this visa.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TODAY

Book an appointment with VISAS TO AUSTRALIA today by calling us on 0403 875 409 or send us an email visastoaustralia@yahoo.com.au.

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