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What citizens need to get a RRV

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(@oinkerandreafsky)
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Hey everyone, I have a question for you. I first got my permanent residency (PR) in 1999, but since I didn't live in Australia for as long as I needed to, I wasn't given a RRV.

I appealed this decision in 2022, and by the end of that year, I was granted my RRV. I moved to Australia in September 2023.

What I want to know is, for my citizenship application, is my PR considered from the date I first got it (November 2003) or from the date I was granted the RRV?

Thanks in advance for your help.


   
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(@defodioworkshop)
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You have to be living in Australia legally for 4 years right before you apply for citizenship, so you can apply in September 2027. I'm sure someone who knows a lot more than me will be able to help, but I think that's right.


   
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(@oinkerandreafsky)
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Thanks for the response. I think that's how most people understand the law for PR granted after 2007.

Since my original PR was granted in 2003, I want to know which date matters more. Because before 2007, the requirement was only 2 years.


   
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(@redflute)
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Yes, but you didn't take advantage of that rule back then. The law has changed now, and the new law applies to you just like it does to everyone else.

I can't find any government website that says the current 4-year residency requirement only applies to people who got their PR after 2007.


   
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