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Dinkum 05-13-2014 09:25 AM

Bridging visa
 
Hi Moa05

I do not know the answer to your question, so I don't want to guess.

It would better to post your question in the "Ask Mark" thread in this forum. Mark Northam is a qualified immigration agent and can be relied upon for accuracy. Hope Mark can help.

Glad you already got your Medicare. Cheers. :)


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Originally Posted by Moa05 (Post 447905)
I had no idea I would be aloud to work on a bridging visa! If I would have known that when I applied for my tourist visa I would just have got 3 months but now got a 12 months visitor visa. But I read earlier in this thread that you can cancel your visa and jump straight on your bridging visa? Is that correct? :) I've already got my Medicare so that's all sorted! All I want now is a job, I really want to do something with my days and not just wall around like a living dead! Haha!


danegirl 05-13-2014 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Moa05 (Post 447905)
I had no idea I would be aloud to work on a bridging visa! If I would have known that when I applied for my tourist visa I would just have got 3 months but now got a 12 months visitor visa. But I read earlier in this thread that you can cancel your visa and jump straight on your bridging visa? Is that correct? :) I've already got my Medicare so that's all sorted! All I want now is a job, I really want to do something with my days and not just wall around like a living dead! Haha!

Whatever you do, don't cancel your visa. Your bridging visa is linked to your tourist visa, so if you cancel your tourist visa, your bridging visa will be cancelled too, and you'll be in the country illegally. You might be able to get another bridging visa, but this one (category E) doesn't come with work or travel rights. So don't cancel your tourist visa!!

What kind of tourist visa are you on? Is it just a 12month tourist visa? Or is it a 12 month visa but with multiple entries of 3 months max stay? I'm not entirely certain, so please don't take this as gospel and would recommend confirming with Mark Northam in the Ask Mark thread, but if you are on a 12 month visitor visa with 3 month maximum stays, and you apply for a visa and are granted a bridging visa, the bridging visa comes into affect at the end of your current three month stay. Can anyone confirm this?

Edit: ahh, I see that Mark has responded to you in the Ask Mark thread. So yes, if you have a 12 month visa with 3 month multiple entries, your bridging visa will kick in at the end of your current three month stay, and you will be able to work. If you have a 12 month visa without multiple entries, your bridging visa and subsequent work rights would not start until the end of the 12 months. And again, don't cancel without being fully aware of the consequences!

Moa05 05-14-2014 03:49 AM

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Originally Posted by danegirl (Post 448105)
Whatever you do, don't cancel your visa. Your bridging visa is linked to your tourist visa, so if you cancel your tourist visa, your bridging visa will be cancelled too, and you'll be in the country illegally. You might be able to get another bridging visa, but this one (category E) doesn't come with work or travel rights. So don't cancel your tourist visa!!

What kind of tourist visa are you on? Is it just a 12month tourist visa? Or is it a 12 month visa but with multiple entries of 3 months max stay? I'm not entirely certain, so please don't take this as gospel and would recommend confirming with Mark Northam in the Ask Mark thread, but if you are on a 12 month visitor visa with 3 month maximum stays, and you apply for a visa and are granted a bridging visa, the bridging visa comes into affect at the end of your current three month stay. Can anyone confirm this?

Edit: ahh, I see that Mark has responded to you in the Ask Mark thread. So yes, if you have a 12 month visa with 3 month multiple entries, your bridging visa will kick in at the end of your current three month stay, and you will be able to work. If you have a 12 month visa without multiple entries, your bridging visa and subsequent work rights would not start until the end of the 12 months. And again, don't cancel without being fully aware of the consequences!

Hi, yes, I'm in a pretty bad situation! I have a 12 months visa so I have 9 more months of doing nothing... Just waiting. I'm just so angry the immi website said nothing about being able to work on a bridging visa a when you have applied for a partner visa. I I have known that I would have getting a shorter visa...

Anyway, since there is nothing I can do I'm thinking of going to nz on a working visa for a few months, any one know about leaving the country while waiting for the 820 visa?

CollegeGirl 05-14-2014 04:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Moa05 (Post 448817)
Hi, yes, I'm in a pretty bad situation! I have a 12 months visa so I have 9 more months of doing nothing... Just waiting. I'm just so angry the immi website said nothing about being able to work on a bridging visa a when you have applied for a partner visa. I I have known that I would have getting a shorter visa...

Anyway, since there is nothing I can do I'm thinking of going to nz on a working visa for a few months, any one know about leaving the country while waiting for the 820 visa?

Is your visa multiple entry? What specifically are the terms of it?

Moa05 05-14-2014 04:07 AM

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Originally Posted by CollegeGirl (Post 448889)
Is your visa multiple entry? What specifically are the terms of it?

So I've got a tourist visa 600, which gives me a 12 months stay with multiple enries.

CollegeGirl 05-14-2014 05:09 AM

Okay - multiple entries means you can come and go as you like in that 12-month period. So you SHOULD be able to go to NZ to work, as far as I know. But be aware that you'll need to be in Australia when your visa is granted, so you'll want to let your CO know you're traveling to NZ, when you plan to return, etc.

CollegeGirl 05-14-2014 05:09 AM

And you shouldn't need a BVB, either, since your TV will still be valid.

Moa05 05-14-2014 06:31 AM

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Originally Posted by CollegeGirl (Post 449049)
Okay - multiple entries means you can come and go as you like in that 12-month period. So you SHOULD be able to go to NZ to work, as far as I know. But be aware that you'll need to be in Australia when your visa is granted, so you'll want to let your CO know you're traveling to NZ, when you plan to return, etc.

Alright, that's good, so as long as I let them know it should be alright?!

I also have a question about them sending you an email when they get your application. How long does that normally take?

CollegeGirl 05-14-2014 06:39 AM

You may want to confirm with Mark Northam in the "Ask Mark" thread at the top of the forum to make sure, but yes, that's my understanding.

How long it takes to get an acknowledgment depends on the embassy.

superexcited 05-14-2014 09:08 AM

Yesterday, I posted about my grant in the "820 facts and tips" thread.

Time line:
PMV granted: Oct 2013
First entry to Australia: Dec 2013 (stayed for 2 weeks. 1 week pre wedding, 1 week post wedding)
Married: Dec 2013 (in home country)
Final move to Australia: March 2014
Submitted 820 application: 05/05/2014
820 granted: 13/05/2014 (7 working days)
Processing office: Perth, WA

Below are some Interesting facts that may provide some more insight into some of the controversial topics. Remember each person's case is peculiar.
- I was still uploading supporting documents up until yesterday, 1 hour before the grant (passport photo and evidence of Australian residence).
- I was yet to upload any evidence under "nature of household"
- Majority of the supporting evidence were in my husband's name but I provided a cover letter explaining each (eg. utilities' accounts were set up prior to my arrival)
- All of my supporting docs were merged into pdf files. I provided a lot of photos in picmix (is that what it's called)format. These included wedding photos, photos with family members, photos of both of us etc
- Most of the supporting documents were uploaded under my section and only about 5 documents under my husband's section (key documents eg. passport, birth cert etc)
- As previously suggested by someone here (Mish? or star hunter?), I also uploaded screenshots of my facebook page showing some of my status updates/ photos relating to my relationship/marriage and I highlighted the number of likes and comments
- Evidence of continued communication during period of separation included phone records from Rebtel (highlighting call frequency and duration), printouts of whatsapp chats, facebook messages, emails, etc
- None of my supporting documents (except the forms 888) were certified. I provided only two 888 forms: one from my sis-in-law and another from a mutual friend (both Aussie citizens)
- Most of my documents were scanned in color but a few were black and white (and not certified)

These are the few I can remember. Good luck to all who are still waiting.


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