AUSTRALIAN BRIDGING VISAS CAN BE USED FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSES.
We will guide you as to what a certain Bridging visa is for and lets you do.
Ordinarily they ‘bridge’ the gap between your previous visa and a visa you are applying for by keeping you legally in Australia.
Some bridging visas, however, can serve a different purpose such as by allowing you to stay lawfully while waiting for your appeal at Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).
Bridging visas are only granted and valid while you are in Australia. Once you decide to travel overseas Australia they will cease once you leave the country. The only exception to this rule is BVB that has a travel facility attached allowing you to travel overseas and come back.
Eligible family members who were applying for a substantive visa together with a primary visa holder will be granted the same bridging visa as the primary applicant.
BRIDGING VISA A (BVA) – SUBCLASS 010
This is the most common bridging visa, most of the time sitting ‘silently’ at the back of your substantive visa application. Together with BVB also stands out as the most favourable type of bridging visa.
Goodman Migration advise you on how to apply and what is means once granted:
BRIDGING VISA B (BVB) – SUBCLASS 020
When you want to travel overseas and return to Australia the BVB shares majority of characteristics with BVA but BVB is the only bridging visa that allows you travel overseas and return.
Goodman Migration will guide you in typical scenarios that may provide a BVB
and will advise you on how to apply if you need to travel and what it means once granted.
BRIDGING VISA C (BVC) – (SUBCLASS 030)
This is a bridging visa that highlights problems in your visa situation in that you currently have no visa and we will advise you on how to avoid it.
We will advise you how long this visa is valid for and when it is granted depending on your situation. The BVC is usually granted automatically or you can also apply on a special form.
BRIDGING VISA D (BVD) – SUBCLASS (040 AND 041)
We will advise you how the BVD is a only short term bridging visa (valid for 5 days) granted to people with no valid substantive visa (or someone whose substantive visa is about to expire in 3 working days).
Will will guide you on situations where you may be apply to make a valid application within 5 working days and the strict limits on VD’s that can be granted
We will explain if the BVD is a step towards bridging visa E (BVE) in order to keep you legally in Australia.
BRIDGING VISA E (BVE) – SUBCLASS 050 AND 051
Apart from BVA, this bridging visa is the second most popular visa. One of the reasons why it Goodman Migration is a visa we can advise you if it may be granted for certain situations for example when:
you have overstayed your visa and are voluntarily making arrangements to depart Australia
you have applied, or are about to apply, for a substantive visa while having no valid visa at the moment you have no valid visa have written to the Minister seeking Ministerial intervention
We can advise if you may be granted working rights and how to prove if you are in a situation that may be deemed there is a compelling need to work due to ‘financial hardship’.