Bridging Visa alternative for Citizenship by Descent wait period?

Go Back   Living and Working in Australia Forum With Immigration and Travel Information > Living in Australia > Visas and immigration

Visas and immigration The Australia Forum for visas, immigration and migration to Australia. Please use this section to discuss all your immigration and moving to Australia needs. Discuss visa types, time lines, submission dates, police checks and read our members' immigration success stories here.

Bridging Visa alternative for Citizenship by Descent wait period?

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 08-23-2018, 10:34 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 4
Please update your flag here .

Bridging Visa alternative for Citizenship by Descent wait period?

Hi everyone. I'm an Australian citizen who has been living overseas for the last several years, and recently moved back with my wife (married overseas) and daughter (born overseas). They both came to Australia a month ago under ETA (tourist) visas, which only allow you to stay in the country for 3 months, so we have applied for a partner visa for my wife and a "citizenship by descent" for my daughter.

My wife has already been issued a "bridging visa A" which will be activated when the ETA expires, but my daughter has not, as it seems that bridging visas aren't issued for "citizenship by descent" applications.

My daughter still has two months left on her current visa, and I know that she may receive her citizenship by then (according the average processing times), but if she doesn't then she's here illegally, and that's not a risk I want to take.

Can anyone suggest alternatives to a bridging visa in this situation?

Thanks in advance.

  #2 (permalink)  
Old 08-24-2018, 01:37 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Syney NSW
Posts: 5,372
Users Flag! From australia

901 likes received
386 likes given
If your daughter performed the 'Auckland shuffle' she would have another 3 months on her ETA.

Westly Russell
Registered Migration Agent
Number 0316072

  #3 (permalink)  
Old 08-24-2018, 04:54 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 4
Please update your flag here .

I considered that. I was hoping there might be a cheaper solution, as she'll be three years old so she can't exactly go by herself.

Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Citizenship by descent advise? 3 months wait! humamwahab Visas and immigration 3 03-05-2018 09:02 AM
Simultaneous Application - Citizenship by descent and Partner Visa cbr2011 Visas and immigration 5 06-02-2017 05:15 PM
461 visa - proof of relationship and possibility of tourist visa during wait period sooo_unreal Visas and immigration 2 10-19-2016 07:03 AM
Couriered application wait period to payment deduction BigV Visas and immigration 9 09-25-2013 07:12 AM
Help: offshore visa 309 & Australian citizenship by descent bunny Visas and immigration 12 09-09-2013 09:39 AM

By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.