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Bridging the Gap: Understanding Your Visa Options in Australia

Are you currently on a bridging visa? Do you know what type of Bridging Visa you hold and what are the conditions attached to it?

There are several types of bridging visas available under the Australian Immigration Law system, each serving different purposes and catering to specific circumstances faced by visa applicants. These bridging visas allow individuals to remain lawfully in Australia while their immigration status is being resolved.

Bridging Visa A

Firstly, Bridging Visa A (BVA) is the most common type and is granted to individuals who have lodged an application for another substantive visa or a judicial review of a visa decision. BVA provides work rights and allows the holder to remain lawfully in Australia until a decision is made on their application.

Bridging Visa B

Bridging Visa B (BVB) is applicable for individuals who need to leave Australia temporarily (while on a Bridging Visa A) but wish to return. This visa allows holders to exit and re-enter the country within a specified period.

Bridging Visa C 

Bridging Visa C (BVC) is designed for individuals who are unlawful non-citizens or have overstayed their previous visa. It allows them to remain in Australia legally while awaiting a resolution for their immigration status.

Bridging Visa D

Bridging Visa D (BVD) applies to individuals who do not hold a valid visa and are unable to depart Australia immediately. BVD allows lawful stay in the country for a short period offering an opportunity to make necessary arrangements and depart voluntarily.

Bridging Visa E 

Lastly Bridging Visa E (BVE) is granted to individuals who are in immigration detention or have been refused a visa. It enables those in difficult circumstances to be released from detention or remain lawfully in Australia until alternative arrangements are made.

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Overall these bridging visas play a crucial role in providing temporary legal status for visa applicants ensuring their continued stay in Australia while their immigration matters are being resolved.

To know more about the conditions attached to your bridging visa, contact us to have a chat…

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