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PR Visa beyond five years

Old May 27th 2002, 12:51 am
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In order for the PR visa to be valid beyond five years, I believe that one has to have spent at least 2 of the five years in Australia.
Could somebody please explain if this 2 year period has to be continuous? Could somebody for example spend four six month periods in Australia and still have their PR visa extended beyond the five years?
Thanks, Lorrimer
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Old May 27th 2002, 2:13 am
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Default Re: PR Visa beyond five years

lorrimer,

The period of 2 years need not be continuous. You can accumulate short periods over the 5 years the visa is valid, and make up the 2 years in total.

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Old May 27th 2002, 4:20 am
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http://australianz.topcities.com/permanent.htm

Here are very good examples which can give you some idea.
 
Old May 28th 2002, 12:00 am
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Default Re: PR Visa beyond five years

2 years must be completed at some point, with an inclusive continual 12 month period.....so you could do 3 months, 12 months, 7 months, 2 months if you catch my drift.
After that you NEED to apply for citizenship or else after the expiration of the 5 year residential visa you'll have to apply for a residency return visa each time you leave Australia. Applying for citizenship means you acquire an Australian passport therefore you don't need a visa.
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Old May 29th 2002, 10:20 am
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    >On 28 May 2002 01:20:15 GMT, simorgan <[email protected]> wrote:

    >2 years must be completed at some point, with an inclusive continual 12
    >month period..

There is no need for a continuous 12 month period when applying for a resident
return visa.

Nor even for citizenship, although there is here the additional requirement to live
in Australia for 12 months in the last 2 years (on top of the 2 yrs in 5
requirement).

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