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Student to De Facto - Bridging visa E?????

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Old 11-24-2011, 08:42 PM
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Question Student to De Facto - Bridging visa E?????

Hello everyone!!!!
ohhhh having found this forum is soooo good!! I'm so confused!!!
Could you guys clarify my situation? It's really complex ... I need your help .

Last year, I enrolled in Games Programming, starting the 24th of january 2011 and finishing the 24th of february 2012. When I arrived in Oz, I was told that since I was the only student, the course wouldn't start but I could do Certificate IV in IT. Last September I completed my certificate and in order to study the same amount of terms than the former course (games programming) I kept going with Diploma in IT (currently doing it)
So, Games programming had 4 terms, same as doing Cert IV + 1 term of Diploma. Here it comes the problem:
Since the starting dates where different, games Pr. finishes in Feb and what I did, finishes the 17th of December 2011 (and to finish that qualification [diploma] I should study 2 more terms)
My visa expires the 24th of April
so ... if I drop my course (because even though I studied the same amount of terms, the finish dates are different and ... diploma has 2 more terms to go) is my visa gonna be shorten? is it gonna be cancelled?
The plan is in February, (that will be a year since I arrived) apply for a de facto visa because me and my partner have been in a relationship for 2 years but only this year living together (when I arrived in Oz)
I was told that if I drop my course the visa will not be cancelled but I'll be refused to work and then when I lodge my application I'll be granted a bridging visa E ....
Additional info: He is Australian, I'm Argentinean

So what should I do?
extend my student visa and keep studying 'til my partner visa is granted?
drop the course because actually I studied the same amount of terms?

I'm really sorry for my long and endless email
I hope you can help me

Thank you very much !

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Old 11-25-2011, 12:57 AM
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Generally the student visa will expire 28 days after your course has finished so you will have to extend your student visa if you want to apply for a defacto visa onshore in February 12. You cannot be issued a bridging visa until you have applied for the defacto visa.

If you extend your studies for another 6 months and in that time you have applied for a defacto visa a bridging visa a will be issued to you when that new student visa expires. You will have the same works rights as student visa.

If you extend your studies and apply for the defacto visa and then cancel the student visa you will have to apply for bridging visa e which has no travel or work rights.

So if you want to continue studying and can afford to do so it's best to stay on the extended student visa until it expires and then get bridging visa a.

It's probably a good idea to speak to student compliance at an immigration office to confirm.

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Old 11-25-2011, 02:16 AM
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Thank you very very very much!!!!!!

I think less problematic for me will be keeping my studies

Another qualification is never too much

Again thanks a lot!!!


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