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Old Sep 2nd 2017, 2:46 am   #1
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I've an elderly relative who's not doing too well back in the UK. It may be a matter of days unfortunately.

My PR expired earlier this year I'll need an RRV if I need to make a trip back of the worst happens. My question is do I need the visa before I leave Australia or can I leave and come back once it's granted. Had a quick look on border.gov and it says most applications are granted in 6 days.
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I've an elderly relative who's not doing too well back in the UK. It may be a matter of days unfortunately.

My PR expired earlier this year I'll need an RRV if I need to make a trip back of the worst happens. My question is do I need the visa before I leave Australia or can I leave and come back once it's granted. Had a quick look on border.gov and it says most applications are granted in 6 days.
You can apply offshore, or you can apply onshore and it can be granted when you are offshore.
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I believe you can also apply on-line, $300 or $400.

I would do it today.

Most are granted in less than 6 days.
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I believe you can also apply on-line, $300 or $400.

I would do it today.

Most are granted in less than 6 days.
Thats the usual way to do it now, however I think the OP was wondering whether they have to be onshore or offshore - can make a difference even to an online application. In this case though it doesn't matter.
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Better to apply now onshore. Consider Australian citizenship on your return (cheaper than a RRV).
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You can apply offshore, or you can apply onshore and it can be granted when you are offshore.
Thanks for your reply I was hoping this was the case 🙂
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Better to apply now onshore. Consider Australian citizenship on your return (cheaper than a RRV).
That's my plan eventually. Haven't been here long enough to qualify for citizenship yet 👍
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