If you do not meet the residence requirement

If you do not meet the residence requirement, you must provide documents that show evidence of your substantial ties to Australia:

You must tell us, in a statement, how the substantial ties are of benefit to Australia.

Applications that do not meet the residence requirement will generally take longer to finalise than the published processing times.

You must attach the documents to your application in ImmiAccount. If you do not, there will be delays in processing your application.