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157 (Resident Return) Visa  
Subclass 157 is a Resident Return Visa.

The main difference between Subclass 155 and Subclass 157 is the length of the travel facility – Subclass 155 offers a 5-year travel facility, while Subclass 157 offers a 3-month travel facility from the date of grant.


  • Length of the travel facility is up to 3 months from the date of grant
  • Stay in Australia indefinitely
  • Work and study in Australia
  • Undertake all the activities that your original permanent visa permitted you to take
  • Travel to and from Australia as many times until the travel validity expires
  • Enroll in Medicare
  • Sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence


  • If the individual lawfully spent a minimum of 1 day, and less than 2 years in the past 5 years in Australia immediately before applying for the visa
  • The individual had a compelling reason to leave the country
  • The individual was an Australian permanent resident or citizen the whole time they were present in Australia
  • Individuals who have been in the country for less than 2 years but have not established substantial ties to benefit Australia yet