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  1. 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...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Hi Australia Forum, Long time lurker - first time poster here. I'm applying to the 820 visa soon but am also looking at visiting my home country (hopefully) for a few months towards the end of the year. I will apply to the BVB but due to COVID-19 restrictions I'm anticipating not being able...
  3. Visas and immigration
    I am pregnant 28 weeks. My partner came to Australia in Feb 2020 on a ETA. Currently my partner (registered in NSW) is still in Australia, on a BVA as we applied 600 onshore in Apr 2020 . But he needs to travel back to home town for a few days urgently for his father health issue. We applied...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I'm a subsequent entrant on 489 visa. My husband is a 489 visa holder. We applied for PR 10 months ago. Our 489 visa is going to expiry in April and we already got BVA. I want to go to my country of origin for 8 weeks for June and July, ( I know that I need to apply for BVB) but I don't...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Hi, My husband will need to renew his passport in 2021. We have some travel planned in the next year which will require a longer validity so we need to renew quite a bit earlier. My husband will be going back to his home country of Austria in January 2020 for a couple of months and it would...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I think I might have put myself in a predicament. I am currently in Australia, working, and have married my fiance. Also in the process of lodging my 820 application and should have it done by end of this week, followed with the BVB application. However, while checking the DoHA website, I...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Hey guys! Does anyone know if you can do a tax return when you're on a BVB?
  8. 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...
  9. Visas and immigration
    G'day My wife is going to take our baby overseas for two months, to show off our cute and awesome daughter, see her sisters, nephew, parents, and various close friends which have also had babies recently (and most of all visit her favorite restaurants :D ). Therefore I am applying for the...
  10. 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...
  11. Visas and immigration
    I am on-shore and have lodged a student visa (still waiting for DHA decision) attending Uni this July 2019. Upon application, I was granted with a BVA (which will only take effect after my Tourist Visa expires on Sept 2019), now I'm planning on travelling back to my home country to get all my...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I am currently on a 457 visa expiring in over a year and I will be applying for an 820 partner visa shortly. I understand that when applying you automatically get a BVA that takes effect only once the 457 expires. What do i need to do to leave the country for travel before the 820 visa is...
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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...
  14. 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...
  15. Visas and immigration
    Hi My wife is currently on a visitors visa. We have applied for an 820 partner visa and our bridging visa A has been granted but has not come into effect yet. We are waiting for the visitors visa to to finish its 3 month course until it switches to the BVA. My question is: Are we able to...
  16. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, I would appreciate if you could assist me by solving the following query. My previous RRV expired in March '18. I have applied for a new RRV and still awaiting the decision as I have not completed the residency requirement. I believe it might take atleast another couple of months. I...
  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
    Hi Guys, My previous RRV expired on 10th March and I have applied for another RRV which is still being processed. Due to a family emergency, I wish to travel to back to my home country and I have not been granted a RRV as yet. Is it possible for me to apply for Bridge Visa B? or should I...
  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
    Hi Everyone The current student visa (subclass: 500) that I'm holding expires on 30th Sep 2018. However, I completed my studies in Dec 2017, one semester ahead of the expected timeline. In Jan 2018, I officially lodged an application for temporary graduate visa 485 to stay back in Australia...
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