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Travel on a Bridging Visa B

Hi,
Please can anyone share their experiences of travelling on a Bridging Visa B?

I'm transferring from a 457 to a 175. Unfortunately, I booked tickets to visit family in Europe without thinking of the visa implications. It doesn't count as a "substantial reason" for travel. Has anyone else been in the same situation and what happened?

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Hi, I am new here to the forum and have the exact same question. I have applied for de facto visa in Dec 2010 but as we all know there is such as back log. I want and need to work and currently have an ETA visa. I am also curious about travel as I am scheduled to go back in June for my dad's 60th bday and to visit my family. Any help would be appreciated.
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Hi,
Please can anyone share their experiences of travelling on a Bridging Visa B?

I'm transferring from a 457 to a 175. Unfortunately, I booked tickets to visit family in Europe without thinking of the visa implications. It doesn't count as a "substantial reason" for travel. Has anyone else been in the same situation and what happened?

Thanks
Have a read of http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1024i.pdf , there being so much information there it is kind of mind boggling but as far as I am aware and unless they have changed it, a bridging visa is not issued for when one has applied for an offshore visa so that is the first thing you ought to check with Immi.
If that is the case and your 457 has ceased, perhaps they have given you a bridging visa other than the A for whatever reason and without the BVA you cannot get a BVB.
You do have to be outside of Australia to have the 175 granted and so I suppose your options will be if wanting to continue with the travel:
. stay out until 175 is granted
. seek a visitor visa, an ETA if eligible to return on and maybe you can find an employer for another 457 while awaiting the 175.





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Hi, I am new here to the forum and have the exact same question. I have applied for de facto visa in Dec 2010 but as we all know there is such as back log. I want and need to work and currently have an ETA visa. I am also curious about travel as I am scheduled to go back in June for my dad's 60th bday and to visit my family. Any help would be appreciated.
Sorry tofranc that I can't help you...
Also have a look @ http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/1024i.pdf and you'll see there is some provision for seeking permission to work and re travelling for Dads Birthday, maybe there will be something more compelling.





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Hi, I am new here to the forum and have the exact same question. I have applied for de facto visa in Dec 2010 but as we all know there is such as back log. I want and need to work and currently have an ETA visa. I am also curious about travel as I am scheduled to go back in June for my dad's 60th bday and to visit my family. Any help would be appreciated.
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hey rjay77, i am actually wonder about the same thing. i am planning to travel to my country for my dad 70th birthday on first of march as well as well as visiting my mom. I am only going to apply for the visa at the end of february thou.
when are you planning to apply for it? I will let you know how it goes if by any chance, i applied for bridging visa b earlier than you.

I am also going to ask for 3 months bridging visa just in case i haven't heard anything about my partner visa on april (so then i wont have to spend more money applying for another bridging visa) as my family is going to make a family reunion on april before they travel to europe for medical reason.

i will then tell them those 2 reasons which i hope will be a valid reason for them.

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BVBs are for three months foxy but I'd suggest you also consider something more than the birthday and emphasise that rather than the birthday as the reason.





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BVBs are for three months foxy but I'd suggest you also consider something more than the birthday and emphasise that rather than the birthday as the reason.
i know it wont be a strong enough reason but there is my real reason of going but there are actually 3 reasons why i want to leave. obviously i missed mom so much and cant stop worrying about her and i am sure you still remember why as ive been on about it for a while now, then also my family celebrating my dad's 70th birthday party and the last time we celebrate his bday was when he was 50 years old, so this is going to be a big one and third there will be a family reunion when the whole family is going to be there including all my siblings who are living outside my country before my mom heading to europe for medication. and after all it will be 6 months since the last time i meet my parents then..
if anyone can think of any better reason or any better way to tell them why i want to go home, please do!!

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hey rjay77, i am actually wonder about the same thing. i am planning to travel to my country for my dad 70th birthday on first of march as well as well as visiting my mom. I am only going to apply for the visa at the end of february thou.
when are you planning to apply for it? I will let you know how it goes if by any chance, i applied for bridging visa b earlier than you.

I am also going to ask for 3 months bridging visa just in case i haven't heard anything about my partner visa on april (so then i wont have to spend more money applying for another bridging visa) as my family is going to make a family reunion on april before they travel to europe for medical reason.

i will then tell them those 2 reasons which i hope will be a valid reason for them.

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Hey Foxy,
Sorry I have not been on in a few days. I did go to immigration last week and asked them about the bridging visa A and then traveling. I was sent to the compliance department and really my understanding is that when my ETA expires that I will go on a bridging visa A and then I can apply for work rights. Which I really need but have scheduled travel plans back home. I just want a clear answer. If I get BVA and ask for work rights and they are granted then when should I apply for BVB? My ETA runs out on April 7th and my travel is for June. I have read the immi site and it just seems there is no guarantee.


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You are right in that there will never be any guarantee about any visa application for they will be considered on their merit and that is unable to be determined until an application is made.
If you have a BVA and you'll want to travel for a compelling reason, you just put your application in a couple of weeks prior to wanting to travel or longer beforehand depending on how long you'll plan to be gone for as the BVB is for three months, it all being quite simple.





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You are right in that there will never be any guarantee about any visa application for they will be considered on their merit and that is unable to be determined until an application is made.
If you have a BVA and you'll want to travel for a compelling reason, you just put your application in a couple of weeks prior to wanting to travel or longer beforehand depending on how long you'll plan to be gone for as the BVB is for three months, it all being quite simple.
Hi, i actually called immigration a week ago and asking them a few questions about the definition of valid reason, i spoke to an officer in melbourne. I got an interesting answer from him. So, i told him that i am after some information of bridging visa b and i am aware that i have to have a valid reason to leave the country, so i started the first question with the definition of valid reason according to them as i am sure what is valid and invalid are different for every person. He said ' yes, i agree, it usually depends to the officer' so i said, "i am planning to leave the country for my dad's birthday and to see my mom as well as to attend a reunion which is going to be held a not too long after, are they a valid reason for you guys, because last minute ticket purchase is not the best idea especially if you after the best airfare price".then he told me, fair enough and for me that is a valid reason,and there should be no problem getting your bridging visa b at all and if you can just get a letter signed by your dad stated that your dad wants you to come to his birthday that will be good.

So, i am just asking my dad to write a statement letter about it now and hopefully i got given 3 months bridging visa b just in case my partner visa application takes more than 8 months.
i am positive that the visa is a multiple travel visa and since my family reunion will be held at the end april, to avoid me having to re-apply for another bridging visa,i am planning to go to the immigration on the 25th of february so then my visa should be valid until may 2011

I am also going to bring the copy of my dad's passport along with mom's latest ( 4th of feb 2011) medical check up result as the supporting document. However, the last time i apply for bvb because my mom was sick, they didn't even ask for any of medical check up result.they just grant my bridging visa straight away.

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