Citizenship and Resident Return Visas (RRV)

As a general rule if you have at least 4 years of residence (with at least 12 months of that being permanent residency) and you:

1. have not been outside Australia for more than 1 year or more in the last 4 years, and no more than 90 days or more in the last year; and

2. you do not have any criminal record or character issues,

then you would be eligible for Australian citizenship.


Our firm regularly assists clients with obtaining Australian citizenship who may have character or criminal records issues.

As a general rule if you have resided in Australia, cumulatively, as a permanent resident for at least 2 years out of the last 5 years you will be eligible for a resident return visa (RRV).

Our firm regularly assist clients that do not meet the general RRV residence requirement with arguing that the have a substantial connection to Australia that therefore warrants the issuing of a RRV.

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