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Pls help. Travel rights while awaiting for Student visa Onshore


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Pls help. Travel rights while awaiting for Student visa Onshore

Hi, good day! I really need your advice. My partner lodged an application onshore for a substantive student visa (573) last week. But we have to travel outside Australia on April 1 and be back on April 28. But his previous visa will expire on April 11. So what he did is he applied for a Bridging Visa B yesterday and it got approved. So he can still come back here on April 28 while waiting for the Student visa application. And today, he received an email from the department asking for his health assessment. So he scheduled a medical on 26 of March. But on the letter it is also stated that

"For an application lodged onshore, you should not Depart Australia until a decision has been made on your current student visa application until you receive notification of the grant of your student visa. If you choose to depart Australia before your visa is granted, you may need to withdraw this application and lodge a new visa application off-shore"

What does this actually mean? He can not leave Australia now even if he's been approved of a Bridging Visa B? or is it just a standard part of the email assuming that he has no bridging B and his visa will expire soon? I hope you can help us with this. Thanks in advance.


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Hi, good day! I really need your advice. My partner lodged an application onshore for a substantive student visa (573) last week. But we have to travel outside Australia on April 1 and be back on April 28. But his previous visa will expire on April 11. So what he did is he applied for a Bridging Visa B yesterday and it got approved. So he can still come back here on April 28 while waiting for the Student visa application. And today, he received an email from the department asking for his health assessment. So he scheduled a medical on 26 of March. But on the letter it is also stated that

"For an application lodged onshore, you should not Depart Australia until a decision has been made on your current student visa application until you receive notification of the grant of your student visa. If you choose to depart Australia before your visa is granted, you may need to withdraw this application and lodge a new visa application off-shore"

What does this actually mean? He can not leave Australia now even if he's been approved of a Bridging Visa B? or is it just a standard part of the email assuming that he has no bridging B and his visa will expire soon? I hope you can help us with this. Thanks in advance.
I believe the answer lies in your last sentence. I had the same situation recently and got that same message. The client went offshore, came back and her visa was granted.

I know there have been some cases where people's student visas have been canceled (after they completed their course) for some reason, when they went offshore. Just make sure you let them know that you are going offshore and when you will be back.

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I believe the answer lies in your last sentence. I had the same situation recently and got that same message. The client went offshore, came back and her visa was granted.

I know there have been some cases where people's student visas have been canceled (after they completed their course) for some reason, when they went offshore. Just make sure you let them know that you are going offshore and when you will be back.
Thank you so much! So he can travel outside Australia as long as he inform the immigration of when he's leaving and when he's coming back?


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The comment from Immigration relates to leaving without a Bridging B Visa. If you exit while waiting for your student visa to be granted you do not have a visa to return to Australia for grant so you need in that case to withdraw and resubmit offshore

If you apply for a Bridging Visa B you can travel and return so the only thing you need to do is to advise, as the other agent said, Immigration your travel dates. You should email the case officer or the general email address.


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The comment from Immigration relates to leaving without a Bridging B Visa. If you exit while waiting for your student visa to be granted you do not have a visa to return to Australia for grant so you need in that case to withdraw and resubmit offshore

If you apply for a Bridging Visa B you can travel and return so the only thing you need to do is to advise, as the other agent said, Immigration your travel dates. You should email the case officer or the general email address.
Thank you so much for your reply!!! This really made our day. You're such a big help. Thank you


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