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Bridging Visa B

May 27, 2024
By MaxiMax

The Bridging Visa B (BVB) offers temporary travel authorization in and out of Australia until a specific date. You can choose a BVB with single or multiple travel permissions depending on your needs. It's important to remember:

  • Validity Check: Before traveling, ensure your BVB hasn't expired or doesn't have enough validity for your planned trip. If it's expiring soon, apply for a new BVB before leaving Australia. You can check your BVB status using VEVO (Visa Entitlement Verification Online).
  • Judicial Review: In some cases, if you've initiated a judicial review for a previous visa decision, you might need a separate BVB application.
  • No Condition Changes: BVB conditions cannot be modified. If you require a change in visa condition, consider applying for a Bridging Visa A.
  • Timely Return: It's critical to return to Australia before your BVB's expiry date.

Eligibility Criteria for Bridging Visa B Australia

To be eligible for a Bridging Visa B (BVB), you'll need to meet several criteria:

  • Current Bridging Visa: You must currently hold either a Bridging Visa A (BVA) or Bridging Visa B (BVB).
  • Valid Travel Reasons: You'll need to provide documented justification for your travel needs.
  • No Age Restriction: There are no age limitations for applying for a Bridging Visa B.

Cost and Processing Time for Bridging Visa B

The fee for the BVB is AUD180. It's essential to emphasize that in order for your application to be considered valid and for your visa to be approved, both you and any other listed individuals on your BVB application must physically be in Australia.

Processing Time

Regrettably, there are no processing times provided for BVB. Please apply for a Bridging Visa B a few weeks before your planned departure date to avoid any potential delays.

Your Responsibilities

As the visa recipient and any individuals listed in your BVB request, you are required to:

  • Follow all Australian regulations.
  • Stick to the terms of your existing visa.
  • Abide by the conditions of your BVB once it is active.
  • It is crucial to adhere strictly to all relevant laws and visa requirements in order to stay compliant with immigration regulations in Australia. Non-compliance may lead to visa revocation or other legal repercussions.

Work and Travel

Upon the visa being granted, you will be informed of the conditions that apply to your BVB.

Travel Period

Once your BVB is approved, you will be informed of the specific travel period. It's crucial to take note of this timeframe as it dictates the termination date for your BVB.

Renewal of BVB

Once the travel period of your BVB has expired and you plan to leave Australia again, you will need to apply for a new BVB and obtain the visa before departing from Australia.

Ceased BVB

If you are not in Australia when the designated travel period on your BVB expires, the visa will expire, and you won't be able to re-enter Australia. It's important to carefully plan your travels and make sure that your BVB stays valid for the duration of your planned trip.

Visa Outcome

We will inform you of our decision on the BVB application in writing. You need to be present in Australia at the time when the decision is finalized to be eligible for a BVB. If your BVB application is approved, we will furnish you with the visa grant number, start date, and any associated conditions. It's important to retain a copy of this information while staying in Australia.

Frequently Asked Questions

The applicant is the holder of BVA or BVB and the applicant is in Australia at time of making the BVB application

There are no processing times provided for BVB visas.

You cannot depart if your current bridging visa does not allow you to travel

When planning your travel, a Bridging Visa B can be granted for up to 12 months as long as it matches the purpose of your trip.

The Bridging Visa B allows you to travel within the travel period stated in the BVB

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