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PR Bridging visa while on a student visa


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Old 05-11-2014, 02:14 AM
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PR Bridging visa while on a student visa

Hey Guys,

I'm on a student visa and going to apply to a PR residency visa. I would like to know when I am on a bridging visa for the PR application, whether my student visa will be automatically cancelled?

Second questions is that would I get a full time working rights while I'm on a bridging visa or it would be still a 20 hours per week condition.

If you could please share your experience or knowledge, that would be greatly appreciated.

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(1) Your student visa will not be automatically cancelled. It will continue in force until it is cancelled either by yourself or DIAC for whatever reason, or until it expires naturally.

Keep in mind that your bridging visa is linked to your student visa. So if you cancel your student visa before it runs out naturally, your bridging visa will be cancelled and you will be in the country illegally. You'll have to apply for a different type of bridging visa which doesn't come with travel rights or work rights, and you'd have to demonstrate financial hardship to apply for work rights which are not guaranteed to be granted. Also, any time spent in the country prior to the cancellation of your visa would not count towards citizenship. So cancellation of a student visa whilst on a bridging visa comes with serious consequences and is not something to take lightly.

(2) Again, your bridging visa is linked to your student visa. Any conditions on your student visa, including the work rights, carry over to the bridging visa. So you would still only be able to work 20 hours a week whilst your course is in session. Obviously, if your student visa has expired, you've finished your course and you are still awaiting the next visa grant on a bridging visa, you'd effectively be able to work full time because your course won't be in session.

The only exception to the above is if you have applied for a partner visa, which gives a bridging visa with full work rights regardless of the previous substantive visa.

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(1) Your student visa will not be automatically cancelled. It will continue in force until it is cancelled either by yourself or DIAC for whatever reason, or until it expires naturally.

Keep in mind that your bridging visa is linked to your student visa. So if you cancel your student visa before it runs out naturally, your bridging visa will be cancelled and you will be in the country illegally. You'll have to apply for a different type of bridging visa which doesn't come with travel rights or work rights, and you'd have to demonstrate financial hardship to apply for work rights which are not guaranteed to be granted. Also, any time spent in the country prior to the cancellation of your visa would not count towards citizenship. So cancellation of a student visa whilst on a bridging visa comes with serious consequences and is not something to take lightly.

(2) Again, your bridging visa is linked to your student visa. Any conditions on your student visa, including the work rights, carry over to the bridging visa. So you would still only be able to work 20 hours a week whilst your course is in session. Obviously, if your student visa has expired, you've finished your course and you are still awaiting the next visa grant on a bridging visa, you'd effectively be able to work full time because your course won't be in session.

The only exception to the above is if you have applied for a partner visa, which gives a bridging visa with full work rights regardless of the previous substantive visa.
Thanks very much for your feedback. Really appreciated!

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