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Hi Y’all –

Few questions about Bridging Visa B while on a BVA waiting for 820 approval (applied 2 months ago for the 820).

1.) If we’re going to Europe May 1st to May 18th, should we apply for the Bridging Visa B on February 19th? I understand we can’t apply later than 3 months away from travel dates, but I don’t want to book flights/hotels until I know we have the BVB.
2.) If at the point of travel is just like 7 months after Partner Visa 820 application, then immigration should have no problem with us visiting Europe for 3 weeks, right? This will be my only time overseas during the partner visa application approval process and the estimated wait time is 20+ months.
3.) Can we apply for the BVB online? I’ve read in the past it had to be done at the Sydney office, but thought I saw it can be done online now? I’m confused.
4.) When we return to Australia, will the BVB discontinue and I go right back onto the BVA? I will be taking annual leave from my job for this overseas travel and will return to the job, so just want to verify the visa situation too for when I return to my work.

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Thanks!! When I return, will the Bridging Visa B definitely have full work rights like the Bridging Visa A currently does? I read that didn't use to be definite, but does anybody actually with BVA work rights get denied work rights on a BVB these days?
 

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Hi Mate - Our 820 visa actually ended up getting approved 2.5 months before we going to travel outside of Australia for the first time, so we didn't end up having to apply for a Bridging Visa B. I applied in mid-October and then in mid-March 5 months later my 820 got approved, which enables travel outside US unlimited. Best of luck!

hello there! have read your old post about applying for a bridging B visa to travel in Europe. How did you go?
Did you apply 3 months before your planned trip? Was it granted quickly? Did you attach a letter and itinerary for BVB?
Sorry for my queries as I just want to learn from your experience.
My wife's 820 visa hasn't been granted yet but we've thought of getting her BVB so we can apply for schengen visa.
I appreciate your help.
Thank you!
 
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