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Old 09-26-2018, 12:16 PM
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That’s funny, I just spoke with immigration last week and they said the bridging visa would kick in automatically once the visa applicant stayed over the 90 day ETA threshold. If it didn’t they said call back but it should. I heard the same from a different immigration officer about 6 weeks ago when I called.
So you've applied for the 309/100 and have been granted a bridging visa from that? That's very interesting. An 820/801 applicant gets a bridging visa but you're the first 309/100 applicant I've heard of to be granted one.

Not in anyone's best interest to take advice from them over the phone. Often conflicting information depending on who you speak to and even what's in black and white on their own website.


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No, we haven’t got one yet. We haven’t needed it as for other reasons have had to travel back out of Oz before the 90 day ETA tourist visa is up. I’ll repost once we test it but that won’t be until the end of January now. Hoping we have the 309 before then as that would be 18 months of waiting.....we were told on the phone that the bridging visa applied to the 309 but I hear you. The information often isn’t right and often you find that out the hard way....


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No, we haven’t got one yet. We haven’t needed it as for other reasons have had to travel back out of Oz before the 90 day ETA tourist visa is up. I’ll repost once we test it but that won’t be until the end of January now. Hoping we have the 309 before then as that would be 18 months of waiting.....we were told on the phone that the bridging visa applied to the 309 but I hear you. The information often isn’t right and often you find that out the hard way....
But you are aware that you need a bridging visa grant for it to go into effect? Definitely don't overstay without an actual bridging visa.


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And let us know how you go with getting one because as far as I'm aware, there's no way to just apply for a BVA separately unless you already held a BVA.

But if you know otherwise, feel free to share the process here for others.

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Hello all!!! I received the golden email this morning. I was granted both the 309 and 100 together. Overall time 12 months 20 days. My mother in law has been contacting her local MP for the last month begging them to get us processed sooner since my med was due to expire next month. I don't know if it helped but it couldn't have hurt either.

I wish you all luck and know it will be approved soon. Don't give up!

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Congrats!!! So exciting!!!

We are leaving for Oz Dec 6th. We want to get the kids settled before school starts in Jan. I will be entering on an ETA. Where do I update on the immi account? Just my address change? Or uploading our travel details on the "attach documents" link? If so, which heading should I upload the documents to?
Any help with prior experience on travelling on ETA while waiting for 309/100 is appreciated!!


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Good for you JKBS! I reached out to our local MP when the processing times blew out to 21-26 months but given your experience will stay on them. Probably makes sense for us all to do that or they’ll never have the impetus to improve staffing in DC or work through cases in the order they were revived regardless of the citizenship of the applicant ie allocate cases to alternative offices.

Thanks Skybluebrewer. That’s helpful. We won’t overstay without confirmation of the bridging visa and will let this forum know if we learn more about the process.


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Congrats!!! So exciting!!!

We are leaving for Oz Dec 6th. We want to get the kids settled before school starts in Jan. I will be entering on an ETA. Where do I update on the immi account? Just my address change? Or uploading our travel details on the "attach documents" link? If so, which heading should I upload the documents to?
Any help with prior experience on travelling on ETA while waiting for 309/100 is appreciated!!
I clicked the "Update details" link located in the "List of Applications" section in immi then changed my address and phone number there for while I was in Oz (my U.S. phone wouldn't work in Oz so updated my number in case they needed to contact me). Then just upload your itinerary to the application. Heading doesn't matter... just choose "Other" if you want. Make sure the file name on your computer is named clearly.


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Congrats!!! So exciting!!!

We are leaving for Oz Dec 6th. We want to get the kids settled before school starts in Jan. I will be entering on an ETA. Where do I update on the immi account? Just my address change? Or uploading our travel details on the "attach documents" link? If so, which heading should I upload the documents to?
Any help with prior experience on travelling on ETA while waiting for 309/100 is appreciated!!
I clicked the "Update details" link located in the "List of Applications" section in immi then changed my address and phone number there for while I was in Oz (my U.S. phone wouldn't work in Oz so updated my number in case they needed to contact me). Then just upload your itinerary to the application. Heading doesn't matter... just choose "Other" if you want. Make sure the file name on your computer is named clearly.
Much appreciated!!!


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Oh no Rdtrp! I’m sorry to hear that. Why did you have to cancel? Could your fiance not be here under a bridging visa? Ugh.
We scheduled it last year when we filed the NOIM never thinking processing would blow out this long. The venue needed a month notice if we were cancelling, and since we haven't even received a "processing" email , it won't happen in time. I came on a tourist visa hoping it would be approved before I had to leave...sadly, no. No bridging visa for an offshore 300

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