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Hi everyone!

My partner and I (He is Australian and I am Dutch) are planning to apply for the partner visa 820 on shore soon.
Our only concern is that we have a holiday booked in a couple of months. This means I would need to apply for a BVB that allows me to leave the country. What if immigration does not grant the BVB on time? Would you recommend us to wait before applying for the partner visa?

Thank you in advance!
 

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Personally I'd put the holiday on hold until I got the BVB.

If the holiday has to go ahead then the safest route is to wait until after it to apply for the visa as there is no guarantee the BVB will be issued in time, although I'd say it's likely it would be.
 

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What is your current visa and when does it expire? Will it allow you to leave and come back?
Thank you for your response, I currently have a visitor visa that lasts till November. The Immigration website says I could travel outside Australia and come back, however it also says:

''If you hold a Visitor visa, eVisitor or ETA and re-enter Australia during processing, your visa will end when the period of stay (usually three months). This will affect your eligibility for a Bridging Visa A.''

I am not exactly sure what they mean with ''this will affect your eligibility for a Bridging Visa A''. Would that mean they possibly won't grant me a bridging visa?

Edit: I am just realising that I need a BVA before I can apply for a BVB. And since I won't get a BVA before my current visa ends I won't even have a chance of getting a BVB before November.. so the only thing that bothers me is that traveling out of Australia on my current visitor visa can affect my eligibility for a BVA.

It's all really confusing to me..
 

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Once you have lodged a valid sc.820 visa application, a BVA will be granted automatically. The BVA will come into effect when your current visa ceases. You can apply for a BVB wether your BVA is in effect or not. If you leave and return while your tourist visa is still valid, it will trigger a new stay period on your return and the Bridging Visa will remain dormant until the tourist visa ceases.
 
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Edit: I am just realising that I need a BVA before I can apply for a BVB. And since I won't get a BVA before my current visa ends I won't even have a chance of getting a BVB before November.. so the only thing that bothers me is that traveling out of Australia on my current visitor visa can affect my eligibility for a BVA.

It's all really confusing to me..
Be careful with Visa ending dates. Are you on an eVisitor? Those are valid for a year, but each individual stay is only for 90 days. This means that your expiration and transition to a BVA is typically at the end of those 90 days.

Now, if you go on holiday overseas before your 90 day clock is over and your BVA kicks in, and then come back into Australia you've reset the 90 day clock.
 

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Thank you

Thanks everyone! This helped a lot. We have decided to wait until after our holiday :)
 
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