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Hi!

I have applied for my permanent residency and it is currently being processed. At this moment in time I am on a Working Holiday Visa, which expires on the 27th of July. I have already had been granted my Bridging Visa A which comes into affect when my WHV expires.

I know that on my WHV I can only work for 6 months at a time. With the Bridging Visa, I have full working rights. So, my question is;

If I start employment on the 27th of Jan 2018 or after this date, can I stay working there more than 6 months? Because 6 months employment will mark the end of my WHV and the start of my bridging visa!

I have an interview on Thursday, so wanting to know in case I am (hopefully) offered the job.

Thanks so much
Megan
 

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There are many ways to apply for Permanent Residency and I think the answer to your question requires knowing what new visa you applied for - that leads to PR.
 

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Tags say 820 onshore Partner
 

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I don't do tags, in fact never looked at them before.

Don't think I will change my ways and ever read one of them.

I shall play a Case Officer and decide on evidence given, or our case information given.

If you expect me to search then expect what a Case Officer will give - as they do not need to ask.

***** another useful bit is location/type work that will give exemptions to work limitation of 6 months - no tag!
 

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There are tags?

Anyway, moving on.

My understanding of it is, once the WHV expires, the bridging kicks in immediately and everything changes. So, my, non-expert opinion would be that you would be find to continue on, without having to quit and be rehired.

I am not 100% on this though, my partner actually shifted companies until his bridging kicked in so as to not breach the 6 month and then we waited about a month after before switching back to ensure.
 

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If the bridging visa has no work limitation, then there is no work limitation.

If the bridging visa has the same work limitation as the WHV, then the 6 month period would re-set on the day the bridging visa comes into effect.

Either way, you can work beyond the initial 6 months under the scenario you describe.
 
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