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Old Jun 30th 2020, 10:54 pm
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Would like some advice have residents parents visa expires Nov21 .came back to UK in March to sell home and finalize our move to Australia due to Covid19 we have been unable to sell house and are still in lock down do you think if things don.t start to open up I would be able to get the visa extended .As at the moment things are looking very bleak
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Old Jul 1st 2020, 2:34 am
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Would like some advice have residents parents visa expires Nov21 .came back to UK in March to sell home and finalize our move to Australia due to Covid19 we have been unable to sell house and are still in lock down do you think if things don.t start to open up I would be able to get the visa extended .As at the moment things are looking very bleak
Hi Rosie. Your visa is subclass 143 I think? If so your visa won't expire in November 2021, you'll remain an Australian permanent resident.

What does expire is the visa's travel facility. The official explanation below explains this. In the very unlikely event that you're not able to return to Australia by November 2021 you'd need to apply for a RRV, as detailed below. What is it specifically that you think may make it impossible to return to Australia before Nov 2020?

You can travel to and from Australia as many times as you want for 5 years from the date we grant this visa. This is as long as the travel facility on this visa remains valid.If you want to travel after the initial 5-year travel facility:
  • you will need to apply for and be granted a Resident Return (RRV) so that you can re-enter Australia as a permanent resident
  • you might also want to consider Australian citizenship. If you become an Australian citizen, you don't require a visa to enter Australia. You will need to apply for an Australian passport and use it to leave and re-enter Australia. See more about eligibility requirements and current processing times for Australian citizenship
To see when your travel facility ends, use VEVO.
https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visa...arent-143#When
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Thanks for clearing up my misunderstanding .You have helped quite a bit .Hope things settle down soon and we can finalize our plans to stay permanently in Australia with our family .Do you know how long we have to live in Australia to become permanent residents I know it was about 4or5years but we are both 65and 67 not sure if age makes a difference.Thanks again for your help feel as though I have a bit of pressure lifted .
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Thanks for clearing up my misunderstanding .You have helped quite a bit .Hope things settle down soon and we can finalize our plans to stay permanently in Australia with our family .Do you know how long we have to live in Australia to become permanent residents I know it was about 4or5years but we are both 65and 67 not sure if age makes a difference.Thanks again for your help feel as though I have a bit of pressure lifted .
If you have a 143 you are already a permanent resident.
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