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Old 01-28-2013, 03:49 AM
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Bridging Visa help

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I submitted my partner visa application a couple of weeks ago, after receiving a lot of help and info on here i might add i have received the acknowledgement letter. However I am left a little confused regarding the bridging visa. This is what the letter states

You were granted a bridging visa A, C or E upon lodgement of this application with visa condition.
Nil
8101: No work
8102: No work unless related to study or training
8104: Work limitation
8105: Work limitation
8107: Not cease or change work
8108: 3 month work rule
8112: Limited short term work
8547: 6 month work rule


I am assuming the red is where they should insert the appropriate information and delete as necessary. I have emailed them but the response I got was it would take up to 4 weeks to reply.
I was just wondering is the bridging visa normally a standard A unless you are a special case?

The other thing I wanted to ask was if i am on a bridging A visa, this means I am not allowed to travel unless I apply for bridging visa B, please correct me if I am wrong?

According to the information, it states you must have compelling reasons to travel before a bridging visa B will be granted. I am guessing a holiday is not compelling? We were thinking about spending a week in NZ.

The other thing is as the visa could take up to 13 months to process I would like to visit my family before then. It has already been nearly a year since I saw them. Would this be a sufficient reason to have one granted?

Thank you for your help again!
Kelly


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Old 01-28-2013, 04:15 AM
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Hello! First things first:

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The other thing I wanted to ask was if i am on a bridging A visa, this means I am not allowed to travel unless I apply for bridging visa B, please correct me if I am wrong?

According to the information, it states you must have compelling reasons to travel before a bridging visa B will be granted. I am guessing a holiday is not compelling? We were thinking about spending a week in NZ.

The other thing is as the visa could take up to 13 months to process I would like to visit my family before then. It has already been nearly a year since I saw them. Would this be a sufficient reason to have one granted?

Thank you for your help again!
Kelly
Yes you are correct, Bridging Visa A does not allow for travel outside Australia. You can apply for a Bridging Visa B under compelling circumstances as you stated. I have no experience with this and have not read about anyone asking for or being granted/refused a BV-B under specific circumstances. I suppose a compelling reason would be something related to a family event for which your family could not come to you instead, it would be a special occasion and you would have to go there or miss it. Maybe someone else has experience with this on this forum? Anyone?

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However I am left a little confused regarding the bridging visa. This is what the letter states

You were granted a bridging visa A, C or E upon lodgement of this application with visa condition.
Nil
8101: No work
8102: No work unless related to study or training
8104: Work limitation
8105: Work limitation
8107: Not cease or change work
8108: 3 month work rule
8112: Limited short term work
8547: 6 month work rule


I am assuming the red is where they should insert the appropriate information and delete as necessary. I have emailed them but the response I got was it would take up to 4 weeks to reply.
I was just wondering is the bridging visa normally a standard A unless you are a special case?
I checked my own Bridging Visa A notice grant and did not see any of those conditions mentioned on it... maybe you and I have simply received different documents, but mine just says "Visa Conditions: NIL". I am not sure why they would mention all the others on yours.

From what I have gathered pretty much everyone gets different things sent to them for the same thing. Someone else who also applied for the same visa as me onshore just a month earlier got completely different acknowledgement documents. Yours might simply look different from mine for absolutely no apparent reason. What was the visa you held before this one?

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Hi Guys

I submitted my partner visa application a couple of weeks ago, after receiving a lot of help and info on here i might add i have received the acknowledgement letter. However I am left a little confused regarding the bridging visa. This is what the letter states

You were granted a bridging visa A, C or E upon lodgement of this application with visa condition.
Nil
8101: No work
8102: No work unless related to study or training
8104: Work limitation
8105: Work limitation
8107: Not cease or change work
8108: 3 month work rule
8112: Limited short term work
8547: 6 month work rule


I am assuming the red is where they should insert the appropriate information and delete as necessary. I have emailed them but the response I got was it would take up to 4 weeks to reply.
I was just wondering is the bridging visa normally a standard A unless you are a special case?

The other thing I wanted to ask was if i am on a bridging A visa, this means I am not allowed to travel unless I apply for bridging visa B, please correct me if I am wrong?

According to the information, it states you must have compelling reasons to travel before a bridging visa B will be granted. I am guessing a holiday is not compelling? We were thinking about spending a week in NZ.

The other thing is as the visa could take up to 13 months to process I would like to visit my family before then. It has already been nearly a year since I saw them. Would this be a sufficient reason to have one granted?

Thank you for your help again!
Kelly
Yes, Kelly, it seems to me (in my totally uneducated on this subject! opinion) that they just forgot to "fill in the blanks" so to speak and just leave the one that applied to you on there. I would call DIAC if you can when they're open again tomorrow. This is a question you don't want to wait four weeks on, especially if you intend to work or travel or something that could potentially be a problem depending on your bridging visa type. Just my opinion.

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Thank you both for your quick responses.

It was as I thought.
I was on a tourist visa when I applied for my partner visa. So it would it be nice if they give me no work restrictions on my bridging visa.
I will give them a call tomorrow and see what they say.

So do you think if i am on a bridging visa A I will not get permission to travel to see my family? I have my daughter coming over shortly but I would really like to go see my mum and my grandmother.

Thank you once again


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So do you think if i am on a bridging visa A I will not get permission to travel to see my family? I have my daughter coming over shortly but I would really like to go see my mum and my grandmother.

Thank you once again
You can always try you've got nothing to lose when applying for a Bridging Visa B from Bridging Visa A for as far as I know. How old is your daughter? If she is still fairly young you can also explain how important it is to you that your family stays close and in touch. Or maybe that your grandmother is getting older and you just don't want to risk not being able to see her for so long as she is at an old age.

By the way I think it's beautiful to hear all your generations are so close if/once you have a case officer you can always try and talk to them about what would be required for you to be able to go see your family.

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Old 01-28-2013, 04:55 AM
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Hi kc1066 -

A classic! DIAC sends the template without completing it. You should get a bridging visa A with work rights for your onshore partner visa application. The key is that it will activate upon the expiration of your tourist visa, so you can't work until the tourist visa expires or your current stay (3 months, etc) reaches its limit - either will trigger expiration of the visitor visa and activation of the bridging visa.

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My daughter is 21 and my grandmother is in her 80's although you would never think it. I missed her birthday and I was kind of hoping that I could go over and surprise her. She hasn't met my partner yet either so I would like her to meet him as soon as possible.

Maybe I should just give it a try, like you say they can only say no.

Thank you Nelly


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Thank you Mark.

I guess they must be extremely busy and forgot to complete it. My three months expired on the 20th that is why I got my application in just prior to that.

So I guess I am on a bridging visa now then, which means I am entitled to work according to the new legislation.

I will double check with them tomorrow just to be sure. But it will be great news if it is

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My daughter is 21 and my grandmother is in her 80's although you would never think it. I missed her birthday and I was kind of hoping that I could go over and surprise her. She hasn't met my partner yet either so I would like her to meet him as soon as possible.

Maybe I should just give it a try, like you say they can only say no.

Thank you Nelly
That is beautiful and YES GO FOR IT and let us know what they say. I don't know your chances but I do know if I was a CO I'd be like GO GO GO. Good luck

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You should be able to check using VIVO so you dont need to wait on the phone (try it first and hope it has your correct details)


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