Eligibility Requirements for Former Resident Visa (subclass 151)

To be eligible for the Former Resident Visa (subclass 151), you must:

  • Meet the age and long residence requirement or defence service requirement
  • Apply on paper
  • Meet health and character requirements
  • Have no debt to the Australian government
  • Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused

Former Resident Visa (subclass 151) Offers

Permanent Residency

Live indefinitely in Australia.

Work and Study rights

Freedom to work and study in Australia.

Healthcare benefits

Access to Australia’s public health care scheme, Medicare.

Family sponsorship

Ability to sponsor relatives to immigrate to Australia.

Travel rights

Travel to and from Australia for up to 5 years from the date of visa grant.

Pathway to citizenship

Eligibility to apply for Australian citizenship, if the conditions are met.

Application Process for Former Resident Visa (subclass 151)

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