The ABCs of Australian Visas
One of the necessary things for the student is to hold a correct visa while studying in Australia. An Australian Bridging Visa may be utilized for various reasons. Still, it’s most well-known for allowing the student to “bridge” the gap between a previous visa and the one the student is applying for. If the student is onshore and has submitted a legitimate visa application, the student will be granted a bridging visa.
Its objective is to allow the student to stay in Australia legally until their visa decision is made. The student’s present visa will not be overruled if they receive a bridging visa. It will only take effect after the student’s existing substantive visa expires, which means the terms of their present visa will govern them until it expires. Conditions apply to bridging visas as well! The students cannot force the end of their existing visa if the terms on their bridging visa are better than those on their current visa, such as having job privileges. If the student is caught doing something illegitimate, then their current visa should be denied by the authority, eliminating their bridging visa.
Bridging Visa A (BVA)
A Bridging Visa A (BVA) permits the student to stay in Australia after their current visa expires and their substantive visa application is processed. It may be granted if the students apply for a substantive visa in Australia while remaining on a valid substantive visa. The student’s bridging visa A has no travel authorization. The student will not be permitted to return to Australia if they leave on a bridging visa A unless you have filed for another substantive visa. Work rights may or may not be held by the student’s BVA. The student will be required to read their BVA award announcement letter to discover it. The student may ask to waive this restriction if they have strong reasons to work. If the student breaches the contract or discontinues living in Australia, they will lose this visa.
Bridging Visa B (BVB)
If the student requires to travel outside of Australia while their visa is being processed, this is the visa they will need. If the student has a bridging visa B, they can only apply for this visa. Only one application is required if there are family members involved. Bridging Visa B (BVB) is a temporary visa that permits students to leave and return to Australia while their substantive visa application is being processed. The BVB will allow the student to remain in Australia while their substantive visa is being processed. If the student’s BVB is approved, it will be valid for a set length of time, and the student will be eligible to return to Australia as long as their travel is confined to that time frame. If the students leave Australia before or after the trip time or are still outside of Australia when the travel period finishes, they will forfeit their BVB (and BVA). If their dates change, they will need to apply for a new BVB.
Bridging Visa C (BVC)
When the student has sought a substantive visa but is currently not on one, the bridging visa C is issued. This means the student is either on a bridging visa and has filed for a new visa or is in the country illegally. If they are in the first circumstance, their BVC will only take effect after their BVA expires. Bridging Visa C (BVC) is a short-term visa for those who live outside Australia and want to apply for a substantive visa. This may apply to people who have overstayed their visas in Australia and seek to extend their stay. If the student has a BVC, they do not have travel rights, which means that they may not be able to return if they leave Australia.
Eligibility and Application Process of Bridging Visa A (BVA)
The student must have or have previously had a valid visa. When the student applies, they must have to be in Australia. The students must have submitted a valid application for a substantive visa that has not yet been decided. The students must have applied for judicial review of a decision relating to their substantive visa application within the authorized period, and the judicial review proceedings have not yet concluded. The students must apply inside the authorized timespan. For this visa, there is no age limit. The students must follow the character requirement.
There are several requirements to apply for BVA. The students have to follow the same procedure as they did previously for a substantive visa.
- A copy of the bio pages of their passport is also necessary. The students must also supply a national ID card and documentation proving their name change if they have one (if applicable).
- Evidence of adversity. The student must give documentation that their requirement for a BVA is justified.
- Documents demonstrating moral character. Any paper shows that the student will not be involved in illegal activities.
- Documents that provide assistance with the application. If someone is assisting the students with their application, they must also give the following documents:
Form 956a, Authorized Recipient
Form 956, Migration Agent
Eligibility and Application Process of Bridging Visa B (BVB)
The student must have had a Substantive visa. The students must have submitted a legitimate application for a substantive visa that has not yet been decided or that has been rejected, and they have filed a judicial review application (within the statutory date). Still, the judicial review processes have not yet been concluded. The student must apply within the authorized timespan. While the student’s substantive visa is being examined or while they wait for the conclusion of a judicial review, they must offer a reason and any supporting papers to explain why they need to depart and return to Australia. There is no age limit for this visa. The students must follow the character requirement.
There are requirements for BVB:
- Papers of identification. Any document proving the student’s identification, including a valid passport, must be presented. A copy of their driver’s license, national identity card, birth certificate, or any other document proving their name change may be requested by the Immigration Office (if applicable).
- Certificates of Good Character. The students must produce any document proving that they are not involved in any severe criminal acts, that they have never been convicted, and that they are not now under investigation.
- Certificate of Parental Consent. Suppose the students are applying for this visa with a minor. In that case, they will be required to provide a parental permission form 1229 or a statutory statement from someone who has legal custody of the kid, including a copy of the person signing the form’s passport or driver’s license.
- The students must have solid reasons for traveling outside of Australia to obtain this visa. There is proof that there are compelling reasons to travel. Medical reports (if they are visiting an ailing relative) or documentation of significant occurrences can be included (wedding, conferences, and so on).
- If the students apply for a bridging visa B on paper, use Form 1006.
- Documents that will assist the students:
- If they need assistance with their paperwork, please fill out the following forms-
Form 956 is a type of tax return that is used
- Photographs of the student’s identity Biometric Information. Following submitting their visa application, the Immigration Office may request that they submit their fingerprints at one of their locations.
Eligibility and Application Process of Bridging Visa C (BVC)
The students must not have a Bridging visa E (BVE) or have had one since their last substantive visa. They must not have had substantive access when they submitted their application. When the student applies for this visa, they must be in Australia. The students must have previously held a BVC about a valid application for a substantive visa that has not been finally determined, or they must have applied for judicial review of a decision relating to their substantive visa application within the authorized timespan and the judicial review proceedings have not been completed. There is no age limit for this visa. The students must follow the character requirement.
There are some requirements to apply for BVC.
- Identity proof is required. The students must send a copy of their passport’s bio page and a copy of their driver’s license, national ID, or any other document proving their name change (in case you did).
- Evidence of adversity
- Certificates demonstrate that the students satisfy the character standards.
- Documents that can help the students. They must submit form 956 or 956a if someone is assisting them with their application.