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Bridging Visa

 

There are different types of Bridging Visa.

 

Bridging visa A (BVA) (subclass 010)


A Bridging visa A (BVA) is a temporary visa that allows you to stay in Australia after your current substantive visa ceases and while your next substantive visa application is being processed. You can lodge an application in Australia for a substantive visa while you hold a previous substantive visa. A BVA does not allow you to return to Australia if you leave.

You can apply separately for a BVA after you have applied for a substantive visa in Australia if:

 

  • you were granted a BVA or a BVB but this has ended and you meet the requirements for another BVA
  • your current BVA or BVB either does not allow you to work in Australia, or there are work restrictions, but you believe you have a compelling need to work. We might ask you to provide evidence that you are in financial hardship
  • you apply for judicial review after a merits review tribunal upholds our decision to refuse your substantive visa application, as you will need a separate bridging visa to maintain your lawful status during the judicial review proceedings.

 

 

Bridging Visa B BVB (subclass 020)

 

 

A Bridging visa B (BVB) is a temporary visa that allows you to leave and return to Australia while your application for a substantive visa is being processed.

Provided you return to Australia within the specified travel period, a BVB will allow you to stay in Australia.

You can hold a substantive visa and a BVB at the same time.


You can apply for a BVB if you meet all of the following:

 

  • you are in Australia
  • you already hold a Bridging visa A (BVA) or a BVB
  • you have applied in Australia for a substantive visa that can be granted to you while you are in Australia
  • you have substantial reasons for wanting to leave and return to Australia while your substantive visa application is being processed.

 

 

Bridging Visa C

 

A Bridging visa C (BVC) is a temporary visa.

It allows you to stay in Australia while your application for a substantive visa is being processed.

A BVC can be granted if you lodge an application in Australia for a substantive visa but you do not already hold a substantive visa.

A BVC does not allow you to return to Australia if you leave.

 

 

Bridging Visa D

 

A Bridging visa D (BVD) is a temporary visa.

If your substantive visa has ended, it lets you stay in Australia lawfully for a short time until you are able to make a substantive visa application, make arrangements to leave Australia or are granted a Bridging visa E (BVE).

It does not let you work or re-enter Australia if you leave

 

Bridging visa E

 

A Bridging visa E (BVE) is a temporary visa.

If your substantive visa has ended, it lets you stay in Australia lawfully while you make arrangements to leave, finalise your immigration matter or are waiting for an immigration decision.

It does not let you re-enter Australia if you leave.

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