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Hello there,

I am currently in Australia on a working holiday visa with my long term Australian partner. We are planning on applying for a partner visa in the next few months and now I'm wondering would it be better applying off shore (309/100) as the processing times are a lot shorter. We will also be away around the time we want to apply, visiting my family in Ireland for a few weeks. If we applied offshore when we're in Ireland would I be allowed back into Australia for the rest of my WHV (Due to expire end of Sept 2018) and would I automatically be put onto a bridging visa or is that only if we apply for the onshore Australian partner visa (820/801)?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance.
 

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Bridging visas are only for onshore applications.

If you apply onshore, the BVA won't go into effect until the WHV ends while you're onshore.
 

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If you intend to stay onshore then I would apply onshore if your current visa doesn't prevent you from doing so.

Once your 417 expires you will have full work rights on your BVA.

There is no guarantee of a shorter grant time if you apply offshore.

If you apply offshore and it's not granted by September, then what?
 

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Figuring out which visa is only part of the battle. You need to make sure you have the appropriate evidence to submit as well.
 
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