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Old 07-04-2012, 10:08 AM
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myaccessaustralia - I use to think that about the BVB as well - although it does have an expiry date it is just expiry for the travel period. If the person has returned to Australia before the expirty date it is still possible to live and work (if you previously had working permission) on the BVB and the application visa will still be granted on the BVB. I can't remember where I found this information but I have confirmed it with immigration. If I find it I will post.

However if the person is outside of Australia when the BVB expires, they will have to apply for another substantive visa (ie tourist) and then reapply for BVA when they return to Australia.

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Originally Posted by russellie View Post
Doesn't matter when you apply, you don't need appointment but best to show up first thing in the morning before opening time or you might be waiting for ages... They'll ask you when you're applying if you'll be overseas for more than 14 days and you'll have to give them your overseas address.
I thought I should probably get there early, it's crazy how busy it gets no matter the time of day. Thanks for your advice!

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Originally Posted by myaccessaustralia View Post
Only other thing that I would add to russellie's is that you need to take your travel itinerary with you, and the fee is $125. I'd also pre-complete form 1005 ( to save some time.

Also, your BVB will have an expiry date, so when you return to Aus, you need to apply for a BVA again which doesn't have an expire date. Cause if you let your BVB expire and you hold no other visa, your are unlawfully in Aus
Yikes, that is some fee to simply leave the country. Thanks for your help!

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