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Old 01-15-2013, 06:06 AM
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Bridging visa A working restrict

I'm currently holding Working Holiday Visa, going to apply de facto visa on march. I had a part time job and I love it, but my contract finished on 4/1/13. The company want to know if I can back to work when holding Bridging visa A?

Because of the WHV no one wanted to hire me. Imagine how hard it would be on the BVA . can I apply for a change of bridging visa conditions with form 1005?

What do I need to proof financial hardship? I heard some people suggest to write a cover letter for this explaining current situation and also a bit about the job market where and how hard it was to find a job....

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Old 01-15-2013, 06:49 AM
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On 24 November (2012), the Department of Immigration and Citizenship made a number of legislative changes (IMMI 12/094), including the work rights conditions for applicants of onshore Partner or Aged Parent visas. Upon lodgement, applicants who are eligible for a Bridging Visa A (BVA) will now automatically receive full work rights.

The work rights will only come into effect when the BVA activates, after the expiry of your WHV.

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In their infinite wisdom, DIAC did not, however, make this change retrospective. Which means that any BVA holder that applied prior to 24 November has the same conditions that their last visa had.

In my wife's case, she was on a tourist visa, so her BVA was granted with an 8101 condition. We applied for a new BVA with full work rights on 13 December (and sent in a heap of evidence proving financial hardship), yet her work restrictions still have not been lifted. I have lost count of the number of people on this forum who have had a new BVA granted with full work rights, some within only a few days of applying, yet my wife still cannot work. I have tomorrow off, so will be able to call them with my wife, to see if there's any problem.

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My partner applied mid Dec, filled out form 1005 without entering any reason for wanting work rights.Two weeks later it was approved.
The form 1005 was sent to the Sydney office.
She's applying for a 820/801 .

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My partner applied mid Dec, filled out form 1005 without entering any reason for wanting work rights.Two weeks later it was approved.
The form 1005 was sent to the Sydney office.
She's applying for a 820/801 .

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Yeah, you're one of the many... I really can't imagine what the holdup is. It could be because I emailed it, but others (Miss Swan, for example) emailed theirs and had it approved. Incidentally, on the auto-reply I got when I sent the email they say "if a supplementary response is required we will respond to you within approximately 2 weeks of the date of your email" - even allowing for the xmas break, it's been way longer than two weeks!

It could very well be, that I sent the email, not my wife. Having lodged a completed form 956 with the application I assumed that this is fine; and even if it's not, that they'd at least tell me so...

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I just got of the phone to DIAC, thankfully it was easy for me to make enquiries on my wife's behalf (I was worried that wouldn't be the case); I was told that they have no record of receiving the form 1005. So obviously sending these from in via email only works some of the time.

We will go down to Casselden Place tomorrow to lodge another, in person.

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Thanks for all reply!! James, please keep update. Wish ur wife can goes to work ASAP!


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Great news! We went down to the immigration office at Casselden Place today to lodge my wife's form 1005; we probably waited in the queue for about 15 minutes, before being called up to the desk. After spending too long discussing our request for a visa label, the CSR put the form in an out-tray and I asked, "That'll be done in a few days?" she scoffed and said, "It can take four weeks!" I didn't tell her I'd read here that people are getting it done in a few days, and we walked out of there around 11:30.

Just out of curiosity, I checked VEVO about an hour ago - and it's been done!! At first I wasn't sure, because it doesn't say she can work, but it no longer says she cannot work - in fact, there's no text at all where the visa conditions were. The class of visa is the same (WA 010), but the visa grant date is today's date, and the visa grant number is different to what it was this morning, so just to be sure, I went to the ATO's Individual Auto-Registration site and applied for a Tax File Number - and she has one on the way. I know this works because I tried a few weeks ago, and the ATO system won't issue a TFN if the visa doesn't have work rights.

We're both very happy, as she'd been offered a job and can now start tomorrow!

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I'm so happy to hear your good news!!


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Thank you! We're both very happy!

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