WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF AUSTRALIAN BRIDGING VISAS AVAILABLE?
1. Bridging Visa A
If you have a substantive Australian visa you can apply for another substantive Australian visa and you will be granted
with BVA which will allow you to stay in Australia till the time application is processed.
Important things to note about a BVA:
No travel rights on this visa so if you leave Australia, you can’t come back.
No work rights unless you apply to the Department for another BVA that has no work restrictions.
If you have been nominated or sponsored by an employer for a substantive visa,work right scan be granted
If you are applying for onshore partner visa you will get work
2. Bridging Visa B
Ifyou want to travel outside Australia an you are on substantive visa you need to apply BVB
This visa is only valid for three moths
You can hold a BVA and a BVB at the same time.
3. Bridging Visa C
For unlawful non-citizen and you lodge a valid application for a substantive visa you will be granted a BVC. This
is for people who have overstayed after expiry of your visa, then lodged a valid application.
Important things to note about a BVC:
No travel travel rights
When you have applied for a substantive visa in Australia you might automatically have been granted a BVC.
When your substantive visa expired, this visa allows you stay in Australia lawfully for a Short duration till you lodge
substantive visa application ,make arrangements to leave Australia or are granted a Bridging visa E.
Important things to note about a BVD:
Granted for 5 days
You must use those five days to either lodge a valid application or make arrangements to leave Australia.
You cannot re-enter Australia.
No working rights
5. Bridging Visa E
When your substantive visa ends, this visa allows you to stay in while making arrangements to leave
Important things to note about a BVE:
This visa ends once you leave Australia so
If you have grant letter then only you can work
WHAT IS A SUBSTANTIVE VISA?
A substantive visa is a criminal justice visa or an enforcement visa.