As the limitations and restrictions of the pandemic have been lifted for many Australians as well as travel zones being established between countries. Many Australian permanent residents are seeking out 155 VISAs or 157 VISAs. VISA applications can be very time-consuming and tiring, so for today, we will talk about a very popular VISA lodgement that many Australians enquire and lodge about, 155 VISA and 157 VISA.
VISAs are an endorsement on a passport stating that the passport holder is allowed to enter, leave or stay for a specified period of time in a certain country. With a 155 VISA or 157 VISA, you are allowed to travel in and out of Australia as many times as you want until the travel validity of said VISA expires. Some VISA costs can range between $410 to $490, anything cheaper is guaranteed to involve fraud, identity theft, or scam, whereas anything higher is simply a waste of money and may take longer than the expected time you should be waiting for the VISA processing time.
People who meet the requirements: Australian Permanent Resident, Former Permanent Resident whose last VISA was not canceled, or a former Australian citizen who lost or renounced citizenship. These people are allowed to apply for the 155 VISA and 157 VISA as many times as possible after their VISA expiry regardless of their age. Depending on your residence satisfactory requirements, you may be granted between 3 months to 5 years of VISA validity depending on if you lodge for 155 VISA or 157 VISA.
A 155 VISA or 157 VISA generally takes a few days after application lodgement when they have met the residence requirement of living in Australia for 2 years out of 5 years. However, individuals who do not meet this standard of requirement may take up to 12 weeks or longer for processing. On the Australian Immigration website, 25% – 75% of applications take less than 1 day to 2 days of processing for 155 VISA. The 157 VISA can take between 3 – 5 months.
At Korry Link Migration Consultants, we pride ourselves on being a part of the Migration and Education Services, dedicated to helping people like you with travel inquiries and VISA applications. Looking to lodge a VISA with a smooth application process without any headaches, check out our website today and contact us to see how we can help you with your travel requirements.