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Onshore 820 visa - how long can one stay overseas?

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Onshore 820 visa - how long can one stay overseas?

Hi everyone,
I have a friend who will get married soon in Australia. It is understood that she will lodge onshore 820 and get BV immediately. However she would like to go overseas for a few months after lodging the application. Does anyone know how long she can be away overseas if she has the bridging visa and what are the limitations of she lodged onshore 820? Appreciated your help and advice on this. Thanks, Pearl58

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Assuming your friend does indeed get a Bridging Visa A, she can then apply for a Bridging Visa B to be offshore temporarily during the processing of her 820. They typically make them valid for either 3 months or 6 months (more often 6 these days). They are multi-entry, so she can come and go as much as she likes during that 6 months. Obviously they won't grant her visa until she's back in the country, though. I'm not sure what "limitations" you're talking about - the Bridging Visa A has full work and study rights. All of this of course presumes she's applying for the 820 from a substantive visa (which would give her a Bridging Visa A) and that she's not going to do something like cancel a student visa or 457 she's currently on after she applies.

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Hi College Girl, thank you so much for your quick reply and detailed information. It's very useful. You are always helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you again! My friend would now know. Appreciated your help

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