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Partner Visa (Onshore): Bridging Visa Question - Online vs Paper Application

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Old 02-23-2014, 06:42 AM
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Question Partner Visa (Onshore): Bridging Visa Question - Online vs Paper Application

Hi all,

One quick question I cannot seem to find a thread on:

For people who have put in their Partner Visa Application (ours will be onshore) how long has it taken for the BVA to be processed and in effect for when your current visa expired?

My current visa expires on the 15th of March and as we're still waiting to receive back some stat decs from friends/family and are always trying to add more evidence and improve the application. Does anybody's experience give some insight on what they think the latest I could put in the application and still have the BVA in time for my current visa's expiration?

Also, does applying in person vs online make any difference on how quickly the BVA would be processed?

Thank you so much for any advice/stories you can provide!

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The bridging visa is issued pretty much as soon as the valid application is acknowledged. So as long as you lodge before your current visa expires then you will be fine


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If you apply online, it's instantaneous. If you apply via post, allow 10 days. Most offices no longer accept applications in person.

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