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WHV 417 to Bridging visa (work limitations reset?)

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Old 03-18-2016, 05:23 AM
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WHV 417 to Bridging visa (work limitations reset?)

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i am from the UK and currently living in Australia with my partner who herself is from Adelaide.

we are going to apply for a bridging visa then apply for a partner visa in july to take effect in August when my working holiday visa expires.

i am currently employed, but in May i will have to leave my job and find another job due to the 6 month working restrictions on my working holiday visa.

i have a job possibility, but there is a catch. It is in hospitality and my working restrictions would mean that i would have to leave around November. Before the Christmas period is not a good time to have to leave a hospo job and this could be a deal breaker for them.

I was wondering if i was to start work there and work there until my current visa expires in August. When i then switch over to a bridging visa would this allow me to work for them for a further 6 months from the time the visa is granted? or would the months worked for them in my previous visa count towards it?

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Old 03-18-2016, 06:56 AM
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You don't apply for a bridging visa separately first. You apply for it automatically when you apply for the onshore partner visa.

When the WHV ceases and the BVA comes into effect the work restriction will be reset. In fact it will probably be lifted altogether as the BVA granted in conjunction with a partner visa application usually has no work restrictions.

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