No, your Australia PR visa does not expire. Once you are granted the status of a permanent resident, you are allowed to live in Australia indefinitely. However, even though the PR visa does not expire, there is still a validity period. You may extend the validity of your visa by applying for Australia PR renewal or a Resident Return Visa (Subclass 155 / RRV).
Even if you were not able to reside in Australia (i.e. you did not stay in Australia for two years within the last five years), let us strategise your case application to have your Australian PR application renewed.
Considering that the purpose of Resident Return Visa (RRV) is to facilitate the re-entry of Australian Permanent Resident, the success of your PR renewal will depend on whether you have a genuine commitment to residing in Australia.
We have an excellent record of PR renewals – even for applicants who have not resided in Australia physically for the past 20 years!
The apparent “You need to live in Australia for two years out of the five years” is NOT a condition of Permanent Residency and NOT the only basis for a successful renewal. Applicants should note that case officers possess the discretion and flexibility to grant a renewal of one’s residency status, notwithstanding that the applicant has not fulfilled the residential requirements.
Each application is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Presenting your casework and handling all the paperwork which reflects all your substantial ties to Australia is a critical step to the success of your PR renewal application. To discuss your case with our immigration specialist at NTRUST, you may contact us at +65 6299 0245 to schedule an appointment.