Thanks for the reply. Is it then possible to clarify the circumstances that would see someone make an Onshore application compared to making an Offshore application?Not exactly as it entirely depends on your personal circumstances. What may be a pro to one person is a definite con to another.
Only after the visa you were on when you applied for the 820 expires.Do you automatically get permission to work when you lodge your 820 partner visa application and you get your bridging visa?
Thanks Lisa for clarifying this for me. Did you really mean 20 months for offshore and 11 months for onshore? I thought that was vice versa.All BVAs issued in relation to a partner visa come with work rights (but you have to wait for the BVA to commence before you can work if your previous visa did not have work rights).
In regards to advantages/disadvantages of onshore and offshore, I would add that the offshore processing time (approx 20 months) is almost half that of onshore processing (11 months).
Lisa Ira (LLB.BA.GDLP)
Principal Migration Consultant (MARN 1467616)