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ozmigration123 10-11-2019 11:27 AM

Bridging Visa A not automatically granted
 
Hi,
My partner is on a tourist visa which expires soon. We lodged for the 820 visa just over two months ago and have not received a bridging visa A. There are no conditions on the tourist visa except 3 months of study and work restrictions. We have got a medicare card based on the 820 acknowledgement letter.

Resolution: got BVA by calling multiple time and lodging a complaint

CCMS 10-11-2019 09:52 PM

Send an urgent email to the partner visa processing centre or lodge a complaint through GFU. Trying to do things over the phone is mostly a waste of time , plus there is no proper record of what’s been said.

ozmigration123 10-12-2019 05:35 AM

Thank you, Nick.
When you say send an email to them, are you referring to Partner Processing Centre Enquiry form on the home affairs website?

CCMS 10-12-2019 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by ozmigration123 (Post 1970221)
Thank you, Nick.
When you say send an email to them, are you referring to Partner Processing Centre Enquiry form on the home affairs website?

No, the dedicated processing centre email. I canít post it here. Drop me a line with the details of your application and I will send you the email address.

liane1915 10-14-2019 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by ozmigration123 (Post 1970131)
Hi,
My partner is on a tourist visa which expires soon. We lodged for the 820 visa just over two months ago and have not received a bridging visa A. There are no conditions on the tourist visa except 3 months of study and work restrictions. We have got a medicare card based on the 820 acknowledgement letter.

We have called immigration a few times about BVA and every time on the phone we have been told that an internal email has been sent to the processing officer and they will get back to us. They also told us that if nothing is received 2 days before the tourist visa expires then ring us again and we will treat as an urgent request at that time and prioritise it. I have read on the forum some people called immigration on the same day of visa expiring and they were granted BVA.

I will definitely call immigration again next week, but I want to know

1. On the immi account, under the bridging visa tab, there is an option to apply for Bridging visa A/B/C. I asked the immigration on phone about it and they told me there should not be a need for that. Should we apply for bridging visa A through the portal?

2. Can we apply for another tourist visa onshore? If we apply, will we get a BVA in this case while it's been processed?

3. Is there any other visa category we can apply?

4. Should we go through the complaints line and raise it with them?

5. Could there be any reason for not granting the BVA?

6. Should we really wait until 2 days before the tourist visa expires?


Have a good weekend and thanks for your help.

Hi can I ask on your status about the bridging visa A? Did they tell you what is happening?
I am planning to apply for a partner visa this November and I am just so stressed on what are the real requirements. I have fully loaded of documents but doesnt really know what are the real ones to submit...Any inputs from you would be so much appreciAted. I am from the Philippines and I am in a more than 3 years de facto relationship with my partner (aussie)

Thanks in advance.

CCMS 10-14-2019 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by liane1915 (Post 1970453)
Hi can I ask on your status about the bridging visa A? Did they tell you what is happening?
I am planning to apply for a partner visa this November and I am just so stressed on what are the real requirements. I have fully loaded of documents but doesnt really know what are the real ones to submit...Any inputs from you would be so much appreciAted. I am from the Philippines and I am in a more than 3 years de facto relationship with my partner (aussie)

Thanks in advance.

I strongly advise against going ahead with this on your own, if, as you say, you donít really know what to submit. It sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.

FreddoBee 10-15-2019 01:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by liane1915 (Post 1970453)
Hi can I ask on your status about the bridging visa A? Did they tell you what is happening?
I am planning to apply for a partner visa this November and I am just so stressed on what are the real requirements. I have fully loaded of documents but doesnt really know what are the real ones to submit...Any inputs from you would be so much appreciAted. I am from the Philippines and I am in a more than 3 years de facto relationship with my partner (aussie)

Thanks in advance.

My Filipino partner and I have almost 4 years de facto, living together in Phils for 2 years then I returned to Oz. She came here on a tourist visa in October 2018 October and we applied for Partner Visa in January this year. She received Bridging Visa A and Medicare as soon as our application was accepted and she has been working since April this year.

We used an agent every step of the way and all Filipino/Australian partners that we know used an agent. I don't think it's an easy process for Filipinos to come to Australia. It's not worth the risk of doing it all yourself.

I would advise any Filipino to use an agent for any visa to Australia.

liane1915 10-15-2019 01:09 AM

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Originally Posted by FreddoBee (Post 1970485)
Quote:

Originally Posted by liane1915 (Post 1970453)
Hi can I ask on your status about the bridging visa A? Did they tell you what is happening?
I am planning to apply for a partner visa this November and I am just so stressed on what are the real requirements. I have fully loaded of documents but doesnt really know what are the real ones to submit...Any inputs from you would be so much appreciAted. I am from the Philippines and I am in a more than 3 years de facto relationship with my partner (aussie)

Thanks in advance.

My Filipino partner and I have almost 4 years de facto, living together in Phils for 2 years then I returned to Oz. She came here on a tourist visa in October 2018 October and we applied for Partner Visa in January this year. She received Bridging Visa A and Medicare as soon as our application was accepted and she has been working since April this year.

We used an agent every step of the way and all Filipino/Australian partners that we know used an agent. I don't think it's an easy process for Filipinos to come to Australia. It's not worth the risk of doing it all yourself.

I would advise any Filipino to use an agent for any visa to Australia.

Thanks..can I ask if you personally know
Your migration agent? My partner and I doesnt know one and where and who to talk to....
Thanks again

CCMS 10-15-2019 01:41 AM

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Originally Posted by liane1915 (Post 1970489)
Thanks..can I ask if you personally know
Your migration agent? My partner and I doesnt know one and where and who to talk to....
Thanks again

https://www.australiaforum.com/visas...on-agents.html


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