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Bridging Visa A - 6 month working restriction


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Old 12-02-2012, 10:36 PM
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Hi all,
I applied for my De Facto (820) visa on the 2nd November, and my previous visa (WHV) expired yesterday.
I was granted a Bridging Visa A that would come into effect once my Working Holiday expired.
I just have a few questions, though,

My BVA has a 6 month work restriction on it, I was wondering if there was a way I could get it waivered? My partner only gets $300 a week, $200 of it from Centrelink if I don't earn over a certain amount (he's studying and he gets $100 from work). This obviously not enough to support the both of us.
I have a part time job now, and I love it. It took me 6 months to even find a job because the job market is really bad where I am, and because of the WHV no one wanted to hire me. Imagine how hard it would be on the BVA , and I can't afford a car which makes it even harder.

I would be able to prove that he doesn't have earn enough to support me, and I have a fair amount saved up in my bank, but I wanted to keep $1500 incase I have to appeal my visa if it gets declined. I won't have much left after that, either, probably about $1000 or so. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to appeal it the restrictions? Has anyone done it? Is it hard?

My parents are also sending me back home for a family reunion for about 3 and a half weeks in March (in South Africa), and I was going to go on the Bridging Visa B. How does this one work? Can I work in Australia while on that visa? Does it have the same restrictions? If so, is that 6 months 'rebooted', if that makes sense?

Many thanks to anyone who can give me some advice!
This whole process has been a lot to deal with.


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Old 12-07-2012, 04:17 AM
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Dear ebolarama,

You can apply for a change of bridging visa conditions with form 1005 ... you will need to proof financial hardship, but I think in your situation that shouldn't be a problem...I suggest you write a cover letter for this explaining your current situation and also a bit about the job market where you life and how hard it was to find a job...

About 3 weeks before you want to travel you can apply for BVB and have to state a good reason...so if your parents already bought you tickets that's quite a good reason...maybe there is even a big birthday of someone from your family or a wedding then definitly mention this in your application....as soon as the BVB is granted you can leave Australia for up to 3 months...on your return to AUstralia your BVB comes back in effect with the same restrictions as before you left...

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Bridging Visa A granted 5.April 2012
Work restriction removed 4.May 2012

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

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