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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi All, Did someone apply for BVB recently ? What was the processing time for BVB. I do not find any related information in the DoHA portal. I have applied for the BVB today and i am planning to travel to my home country in December. Any chance will i get my BVB granted before that !!! Can...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Hi All, I applied for BVB Today, But there is note saying "If the applicant intends to reside at an overseas address for a period of 14 days or more, complete the 'Change of Address' form which can be found in the 'Update us' page. The applicants' address must also be updated on their return to...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Hi, My student visa expires on the 1st of July and I am planning to apply for the 408 visa, with a contract for a full-time position as a graduate engineer that I have recently received. I would have preferred to go through the normal pathway of applying for a graduate visa right after my...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hi Everyone, Me and my partner have travel plans to visit my parents in the US and potentially relocate to my employer's US office end of the year. We are currently in BVA (186) and I applied BVB for both of us in one application. I got approved and was given 1 year BVB due to potential...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Hi, Does anyone have any experience with BVBs being granted during the pandemic and how long was it granted? For family reasons I need to return to the UK and am prepared to stay there for the remainder of the year as international travel looks to be unlikely for 2021. I am currently on BVA...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hi, Does anyone have much experience with bridging visa B? My husband is on A and we are considering going overseas for work which would be a little longer than 3 months (6months to a year). Considering the waiting times I don't think there's a chance to have our 820 granted anytime soon as we...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, US citizen on BVA currently awaiting processing on my 801/820 visa application. I'm trying to plan a month-long holiday in October with my partner to visit my family in the US, as well as a short stint in Europe before returning to Australia. Information online about applying for a BVB...
  8. Visas and immigration
    I recently applied and was granted a BVB to travel outside Australia for a holiday while waiting for my 820/801 to be processed. I wanted to share my experience with others and assuage some potential concerns, since there seems to be very little current info about BVBs online. I have a 3-month...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Hi, having trouble finding information for this scenario. My friend arrived in Australia on an ETA around April last year and subsequently lodged a partner visa. The ETA ceased to be in effect and the Bridging Visa A kicked in after that. Now my friend applied for and received a Bridging Visa...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, So I've applied for a bridging visa on the 2nd of December and was hoping to travel on the 24th of December, however it has been 2.5 weeks and I still have not heard a thing. The last time I applied for a bridging visa I got it in 4 working days. I've called in at 131 881, they...
  11. Visas and immigration
    I am a PR since the last one year. My wife is in Australia in a tourist visa and is an Indian national. She has another 2.5 months for her 3 months stay condition to expire. Other than that, she has a multiple entry tourist visa that expires next November. She doesn't have conditions like "No...
  12. Visas and immigration
    I am getting many different and conflicting stories about my visa situation. Maybe someone out there can help me understand. I came to Australia to be with my partner on a 457 sponsored visa. My employment did not work out and I was let go/mutually decided with my employer not to continue my...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, My situation is a little bit complex and long to explain (thank you for reading). I applied for a partner visa 820 in April 2017, got on a bridging visa A. My partner is PR. I traveled to Argentina in December 2017, got a bridging visa B for this, and came back. I got pregnant in...
  14. Visas and immigration
    Hi, my 189 application is under progress. I am on Bridging Visa A at the moment. I need to travel overseas next month but it is tentative right now. If I apply for a bridging visa B and do not travel anywhere, will it cause any problem? When I am on Bridging visa B, does my 189 processing stop...
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    Hi All, I was just wondering if anyone has been in this situation before: I applied for a student visa on May 9, 2018. Once I finished all remaining requirements like medical checks, I decided to go home to my country whilst waiting for the visa. So I purchased a ticket for May 28 returning...
  16. Visas and immigration
    Hi All, I was just wondering if anyone has been in this situation before: I applied for a student visa on May 9, 2018. Once I finished all remaining requirements like medical checks, I decided to go home to my country whilst waiting for the visa. So I purchased a ticket for May 28 returning...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Hi people, How long does it take for the dept. to process a bridging visa B (BVB) application. Also mentioned whether it is working days or normal days. Do I need to apply for air ticket and submit as evidence with the bridging visa B (BVB) application? What documents should I should I submit...
  18. Visas and immigration
    Hello! I was looking for help in regards to travelling whilst applying for a Partner Visa 820. I applied for the temporary partner visa (820) onshore on February 5th 2018. I am currently on a Student visa which expires August 30th 2018. I was sent a Bridging Visa A which is to come into effect...
  19. Visas and immigration
    Hi there, My partner (applicant) and I begun the partner visa process in June of last year, therefore approx 10 months ago. I have finished my studies and she finishes hers in June, and after she has finished we will be travelling around Europe. Europe is our main destination and we plan to...
  20. Visas and immigration
    Hello! My girlfriend has applied for her partner visa and is on a Bridging Visa A (BVA). We know that to travel, we need a Bridging Visa B (BVB). We've booked a couple of holidays (couldn't resist the cheap flights) for late March (leaving the 19th) and late May (returning on June 2nd). 1) I...
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