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Bridging Visa A - applying for work rights


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Old 12-15-2011, 01:07 AM
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Question Bridging Visa A - applying for work rights

Hi there,

I was wondering if anyone has been in this situation and can offer any advice.

Basically, I am in the process of getting sponsored, and have applied for my 457 visa. I was previously on a tourist visa (676) and as this has expired I am on the bridging visa.

I need to apply for work rights as I am very very broke(!) and relying on my boyfriend and friends for food and couches.

The 1005 form allows you to select either a) you're applying to change the conditions because you have been sponsored; or b) you're applying on the basis of financial hardship.

In my case it really is both. Can anyone advise which one is better (if I have to choose)? My employer needs me to start asap, and I also desperately need the money.

Does anyone know if the change to conditions is quicker either way? As I said before, I have supporting documentation for both cases but just really am hoping to get the condition changed ASAP.

Thank you so much for any advice - I really appreciate it!


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Old 12-27-2011, 09:14 AM
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Hi, I applied for financial hardship and it took about two weeks to process. We sent a spread sheet with a list of our finances. Saying we couldn't make ends meet. I also made a mention that I need to travel next year for my best friends wedding and need to work to afford it.


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hey, thanks for replying!
Just a quick update. In the end I found out that it's actually fine to put both the sponsorship nomination and financial hardship down on the one form (I thought I'd have to pick one but apparently both reasons can go on the one form).
In the end, it got turned around in 24 hours, couldn't believe how quickly it went through. I gave them a bank statement and a print out of my account balance from the ATM thinking they'd need more than that but yeah, it was all good in the end.
Good luck with your visa application.


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