Is the 600 visa eligible for bridging to a 309?

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Is the 600 visa eligible for bridging to a 309?


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Old 08-31-2020, 05:23 PM
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Is the 600 visa eligible for bridging to a 309?

Hi Guys,

We're offshore in the UK working and want to put in a 309 partner visa application. When we move to Aus in 9 months time, would like to get my husband working ASAP given the 309 visa might take 20 months to approve.

1. Can he come in on the 600 visa, then apply for a bridging visa to connect between the 600 and the 309, to allow him to start working?

2. How long (what's the range of time) to get a bridging visa? immi.gov website doesn't have info on this.

If we can't bridge from 600 to 309, then are we better off waiting until we get on shore in Aus in 9 months time, apply for the 820, then the bridging visa?

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Old 08-31-2020, 05:44 PM
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Hi Guys,

We're offshore in the UK working and want to put in a 309 partner visa application. When we move to Aus in 9 months time, would like to get my husband working ASAP given the 309 visa might take 20 months to approve.

1. Can he come in on the 600 visa, then apply for a bridging visa to connect between the 600 and the 309, to allow him to start working?

2. How long (what's the range of time) to get a bridging visa? immi.gov website doesn't have info on this.

If we can't bridge from 600 to 309, then are we better off waiting until we get on shore in Aus in 9 months time, apply for the 820, then the bridging visa?

Cheers
As far as I know from reading on the forums there isn't a bridging visa from a visitor to a 309. If your plan is to go visitor -> partner visa and get a bridging visa so your partner can work then I think you would need to go visitor -> on shore partner visa.

Perhaps consulting with a registered migration agent would help in this case.

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1. No.
2. Not applicable, unless you are in Australia and become 'illegal', in which case a bridging visa E grant is almost immediate. If you apply onshore for a visa that can be granted onshore, a more favourable bridging visa would be granted pretty well straight away.

It might pay you to consult one of the registered migration agents who posts on this forum for a case assessment.

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You may have the same misunderstanding I had.

I'm pretty sure your husband can't work until he gets the 309 visa (not just applies for it). He could come here on a tourist visa, and then he may be able to get a bridging visa to extend it, but he still won't be able to work.

There may be something I don't know about all this however.


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Old 09-04-2020, 08:11 PM
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Hi Samsamsam,

If you meet all the requirements, you can apply for Partner visa 820 (apply in Australia).

Have a read on the immigration website and search for visa 820. Hope it can help.

Good luck!

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