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Old 03-18-2011, 04:52 AM
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Bridging Visa A and B and Travelling

Hi all. I've been looking around and am finding conflicting information on this. If someone is on BVA and wants to leave the country the official line seems to be that it will be cancelled upon exit of the country. But from what I've read you can just reapply for BVA on your return and go back to things like normal. IE you can re enter the country again.

So if that is the case what is the point of BVB? It's also listed that to apply for BVB you need to prove it's for "substantial" reasons. But others have said it's simply a matter of paying your 100 bucks and getting this visa.

This is for someone on BVA waiting for temp residence visa. Any clarification appreciated.

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Have a read of official literature @

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Old 03-20-2011, 11:05 PM
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Thanks for that but I have read that PDF. The issue is simply that my friend is preparing to go overseas and his only on a BVA. He calims to know others that go overseas and come back, and like I said I have read forums and other opionions that 1. seem to suggest that BVA ceases upon exit but you can just re enter the country and re apply for it and 2. that to get a BVB it's a matter of paying your 100 dollars and providing any old reason for leaving the country.

Just concerned that he is going to ruin his application for temp residency by not taking his bridging Visa seriously.

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Well, he probably is going to give hinself some grief for:
. BVA has no travel provision and is only for bridging between visas in Australia.
. So if friend does not get a BVB, friend will need to apply for a visa to return
. There will not be a BVA just issued on return.
If friend goes with just any old reason for a BVB, friend may find any old rejection could apply.

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Hi Wanderer,
I would like to have some more info about the bridging visa class B,
I would like to go home (back to France) only for a month just to visit friends and family, it sounds like it 's not a good reason for the DIAC to leave the country is that right??
I did apply for the defacto visa and i am waiting for the reply (9months or so )

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