Thanks Jeppo. Yes, I hold an Australian Citizenship.Jeppo wrote:Are you an Aussie? If so, then I don't think you need to worry. In the last 5 years my wife and I (I'm an Aussie) have spent no more than 1 month in Aus, and she renewed her entry permit at the end of last year with no problem at all, took less than 1 week to get the new sticker.Splatted wrote:This visa sticker that states my wife can reside indefinitely in Australia, upon it's expiry (or upon our reapplication for a new one) in 5 years time, the Australian Department of Immigration will review her residency status and take it away if they think she hasn't lived in Australia long enough?
Or is it take away her freedom to leave Australia at her choosing, without relinquishing her PR status?
Is that how it works?
I believe the others are talking about skilled migration and not PR based on family ties which tend to have different criteria.
So your 2nd sticker still states 'indefinitely" on it, or has it been replaced with a date?
My understanding was that all PR's were equal in Australia regardless of how or what avenue they were obtained. Does anyone have any first-hand info to the contrary?