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Old 02-23-2011, 12:12 AM
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Bridging visa A - getting work permission

Hello everyone
I'm in the process of applying for an onshore spouse visa.Soon I'll be on the Bridging visa A but as I'm here on a tourist visa at the moment I will have the same conditions - no work permission.

I understand that I can apply for temporary working rights while my visa application is being processed based on financial hardship.
I still find it hard to believe that this wouldn't have a negative impact the visa application as the sponsor has to state that he is completely able to support the applicant for 2 years.But apparently the sponsor only has to have an yearly income of 35k to be eligible as a sponsor and if you can proof that you have high spendings you could still apply for working rights based on financial hardship to support the household.

First of all can anyone confirm this?
Has anyone gone through this process and could share his experience?

How do you lodge this application?Form 1005,is it?
What kind of supporting documents do you have to provide with it?
(I assume bank statement showing financial situation- income,rent,bills )

Any help and info is much appreciated!

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You'll find some info and thoughts @ http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...ging-visa.html





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Thanks for your reply and the link!

I'm still not sure if I understand the definition for when you're eligible to apply for work permission based on financial hardship and if it could have a negative impact on the partner visa application...

My partner just went from a good paid job to being a mature age apprentice.Our rent is average i guess, so are the day-to- day expenses.Our savings are pretty much gone, but if you cut down in going and eating out,shopping etc we can both just live on this money.Apart from that it drives me insane sitting at home, it definitely would help having a second income again.
But it this enough to apply based on 'financial hardship'?

Again,any info is much appreciated!


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Found another thread dealings with this issue

http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...tner-visa.html


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anyone...????


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Old 03-03-2011, 02:34 AM
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I'm in the same boat as you. Sitting around waiting is really getting to me and I'm anxious to start working (I applied onshore Sydney in October so it shouldn't be too much longer... I hope). I did go over the 1005 form but it didn't look like I could justify the need to work. I live with my inlaws at the moment and my expenses are minimal so I don't have bills or anything to submit but we are dying to move out and rent a place and be on our own. Then again I do have some pretty major student loans to pay off.

Basically if I could work then we would change our situation to one where we have more expenses and we would be in a financial hardship with only one income. Currently, however, as long as we stay where we are there really is no financial hardship... just mental anxiety.

I don't think this helps you much but I'm frustrated just as you are.


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Old 03-03-2011, 02:41 AM
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The ammount of income that is looked for before someone needs an Assurer of Support is one thing and if Immi feels a person will struggle that is where they'll seek an Assurer of Support.
So seeking additional income is not a crime nor should it be seen as detracting from an application so no harm to be done in applying and the worse that can happen is you get a refusal, it also not being something that is regularly granted.




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Old 03-04-2011, 11:36 AM
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And as usual: Thanks Wanderer!
You really help a lot people here...!

@rtalwr yeah I understand the mental anxiety...!!!!!!!And I have to say it actually does help me a lot getting through this reading that people are going through the same stuff...So thanks for your post!

I'm still not quite sure how financial hardship is defined but I'm going to take my chances and apply for a work permission as soon as I'm on the BVA

I think it pretty tricky to define `financial hardship` anyway as people have different living standards I guess...
My partner and me live of his apprenticeship income (plus he does some extra work on top of that) which is not very high at all,we do house sharing and look at every penny twice but I'm a traveller so used to not having money, or let's say I have been in worse financial situations, so we are getting by ok I think...For people used to a different lifestyle this propably would be a hardship for sure and even though of cause I`d love to live more comfortable I guess it is ok...We all knew what we were getting ourselfes into starting this visa process... (just to be a little smartass here )
But apart from going mental just sitting at home doing nothing while your life is put on hold I hope that immi acknowledges it that you want to be a participating member of the community etc

But fingers crossed that everything is going to be over soon and we all live happily ever after in Australia.

It hopefully shouldn`t be much longer for you rtalwr so all the best!


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Financial hardship can be loosely defined as it being tight to survive on what income you have so if you have an outline of reasonable expenses and there is limited income, that's essentially what you need to be looking at.
And it being tight because you have a live it up lifestyle will be harder to sell.




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yes that makes sense...


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