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Form 1005 - Change of working rights for bridging visa A


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Old 05-02-2012, 08:26 AM
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Form 1005 - Change of working rights for bridging visa A

Hey guys

Today I called DIAC to ask if I can hand in the application to remove the work restrictions from my bridging visa before it's even in effect. The lady was really nice and told me that's no problem. Also Lyn0209 handed in her application before her bridging visa was in effect ans was granted work rights within a day! (See here)

I will hand in my application tomorrow at the Sydney CBD Office.

I included (in this order):
  • a cover letter
    I included that we both just finished Uni and therefore don't have any savings. Any savings I used to have were spent for flights and the 820 application fee. I also stated that we recently moved and had a lot of expenses. Also our monthly electricity payments will be adjusted soon from $30 to about $80. Then I gave them a lost of things we want to do (buy a car, save for a house, visit my partners family) and that we can't afford it at the moment. In addition I mentioned that my cousin gets married in August and we want to go to Austria for that. My partner works for an American company and all his pay is gross. So at the end of the financial year we have to pay a LOT of taxes. Finally, I mentioned that after studying so long I feel useless at home, that I want to be integrated in the society and become a productive member. (The first and much shorter version of the cover letter is postes here.)
  • Form 1005
  • Excel sheet about our budget, showing weekly income and expenses
  • Evidence for expenses stated in the excel sheets
    • Payslips
    • bank statements
    • Invoice for mobile phone plans
    • Letter from Fair trading showing our bond amount
    • Rental agreement showing our weekly rent
    • Receipts from expenses linked to our move (we bought a mattress, bin, shower curtain, toaster, kettle, etc.)
    • Example receipt from grocery shopping
    • invoice from our electricity account
    • invoice for our home phone and ADSL

I think even the smallest expenses should be included in your list and can be helpful. Don't worry if you don't have the receipts anymore just go through your bank statements and highlight the relevant amounts and write an explanation for everything you marked. I wrote it as a stat dec to give it more weight, make it look more official.

Sorry for the long post. I hope it helps some of you!

All the best for all your applications!

I will keep you posted how I go

Cheers

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Work restriction removed 4.May 2012

Bridging Visa B granted 10.July 2012 (travel in August)

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Update:

I got my work rights granted just one day later and they are in effect since Monday :-)

And just today I was offered a job which I will start next week... I'm the happiest little cookie right now! :-)

I wish you all the best with your applications!!!

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Many thanks Dingio

I lodged my 1005 form 3/5th Oct and and finally got approval I can now work!!!

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I applied last Monday (15 Oct) and have not heard from DIAC since. It has only been 10 calendar days since my application but I really hope for a response from them pretty soon! Could it be because of my email submission (which is between 7-8MB) and couldn't get through their inbox? But then again I received an automated response from immi saying my email has been received. Hmm...


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Hey guys

Today I called DIAC to ask if I can hand in the application to remove the work restrictions from my bridging visa before it's even in effect. The lady was really nice and told me that's no problem. Also Lyn0209 handed in her application before her bridging visa was in effect ans was granted work rights within a day! (See here)

I will hand in my application tomorrow at the Sydney CBD Office.

I included (in this order):
  • a cover letter
    I included that we both just finished Uni and therefore don't have any savings. Any savings I used to have were spent for flights and the 820 application fee. I also stated that we recently moved and had a lot of expenses. Also our monthly electricity payments will be adjusted soon from $30 to about $80. Then I gave them a lost of things we want to do (buy a car, save for a house, visit my partners family) and that we can't afford it at the moment. In addition I mentioned that my cousin gets married in August and we want to go to Austria for that. My partner works for an American company and all his pay is gross. So at the end of the financial year we have to pay a LOT of taxes. Finally, I mentioned that after studying so long I feel useless at home, that I want to be integrated in the society and become a productive member. (The first and much shorter version of the cover letter is postes here.)
  • Form 1005
  • Excel sheet about our budget, showing weekly income and expenses
  • Evidence for expenses stated in the excel sheets
    • Payslips
    • bank statements
    • Invoice for mobile phone plans
    • Letter from Fair trading showing our bond amount
    • Rental agreement showing our weekly rent
    • Receipts from expenses linked to our move (we bought a mattress, bin, shower curtain, toaster, kettle, etc.)
    • Example receipt from grocery shopping
    • invoice from our electricity account
    • invoice for our home phone and ADSL

I think even the smallest expenses should be included in your list and can be helpful. Don't worry if you don't have the receipts anymore just go through your bank statements and highlight the relevant amounts and write an explanation for everything you marked. I wrote it as a stat dec to give it more weight, make it look more official.

Sorry for the long post. I hope it helps some of you!

All the best for all your applications!

I will keep you posted how I go

Cheers

Hi Dingo

That sounds wonderfull!

- Did you get permission to work BEFORE the bridging visa came in to effect?

- And also on the form what visa did you write that you where on when you applied before the bridging visa came into effect?
(tourist visa? or write tourist visa->bridging visa in effect at date xx/xx?)

I can't wait to get my work permit!

Hope to hear from you soon

Thank you :-)


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Hi Guldsandal,

I got my work rights granted like 2 weeks before my bridging visa kicked in but on the grant letter it said valid from 21.May, which was the day when my bridging visa kicked in...
so yes you can get them granted before your bridging visa kicks in BUT it won't be valid till your bridging visa kicks in!

I stated that I am on a tourist visa, but I wrote a cover letter in which I stated that I applied for 820 and my bridging visa will kick in on the 21st of may..

hope that helps

cheers

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Thanx Dingo :-)

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Hmmm tomorrow (29 Oct) marks the second week of my Form 1005 submission. I'm not sure whether I should pop DIAC another email and ask for my application status or keep waiting for another 1-2 weeks..

I did state that my partner is no longer working and has a few significant household expenses to pay off and we barely have any savings left and whatever little amount of savings we do have, we want to reserve it for emergency situations such as medical bills. I have also showed receipts of weekly expenses, bank statements and highlighted significant purchases. So I'm not sure why there hasn't been a response thus far and I really hope for one soon


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Hmmm tomorrow (29 Oct) marks the second week of my Form 1005 submission. I'm not sure whether I should pop DIAC another email and ask for my application status or keep waiting for another 1-2 weeks..

I did state that my partner is no longer working and has a few significant household expenses to pay off and we barely have any savings left and whatever little amount of savings we do have, we want to reserve it for emergency situations such as medical bills. I have also showed receipts of weekly expenses, bank statements and highlighted significant purchases. So I'm not sure why there hasn't been a response thus far and I really hope for one soon
Hi Miss Swan

Have you gotten your work permit yet?

If so how long did you wait and did you call them?

:-)


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Hello sorry for not updating :P I did get my work rights and it came in exactly 2 weeks after I submitted

I didn't call after all because on the very day I thought I'd call, I had to go out and when I came back, DIAC's email was in my inbox.


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