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Old 05-18-2020, 06:42 AM
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visa 462 (WHV) -> 476

Hi there,

I have a work and holiday visa (462) that expires on 30 May 2020. I live with my de-facto partner (NOT Australian), who is also on a 462 visa and her visa expires the same day.

I lodged an application for a 476 visa on 20 Feb 2020 onshore, and included my partner at the time of application (we are both still onshore in Australia). I submitted what I believe is a complete application (my and my partner's police check from our countries (I'm from the US she's from Indonesia), and a de-facto certificate registering our relationship in Victoria).

I called home affairs and they said she and I would both be granted bridging visas while waiting on my 476.

My questions:

1. Would our bridging visas likely still have the 6-month work limitation? Would her visa operate more like a partner visa, and therefore not have the 6-month work restriction?

2. If yes to #1, could we reasonably apply to reverse those limitations? We have savings, but they are getting low and we haven't worked for a while due to COVID-19.

3. My understanding is that processing time for applications can partially depend on nationality as well as situation.

3a. Would me being a US citizen who got an engineering degree from a US university make things reasonably faster? I have seen cases of canadians/brits getting their visa in a 3 - 4 month time span (albeit last year).

3b. Would our situation (possibly being a bit unusual?), delay the processing of the 476 application?

3c. With the assumption that a travel bubble opens between Australia and another country, is it possible that they are waiting for a travel bubble before asking my offshore itinerary? Or is it just wishful thinking my application will be processed reasonably soon, especially with COVID-19.

Any answers are appreciated and thanks for reading this.


Last edited by jerguy1928; 05-18-2020 at 06:43 AM. Reason: grammar

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