Australia

Bridging Visa

There are number of bridging visa issues to the visa applicant in certain different circumstances. These bridging visa keep visa applicant status lawful in Australia during the time they wait the decision of other visa. The details of three most common bridging visas are given below:

Bridging visa A (BVA)

A Bridging visa A (BVA) is a temporary visa. It allows applicant to stay in Australia after his/her current substantive visa ceases and while his/her substantive visa application is being processed. It can be granted if applicant lodge an application in Australia for a substantive visa while he/she still hold a substantive visa. A BVA does not allow applicant to return to Australia if he/she leaves.

Bridging visa B (BVB)

A Bridging visa B (BVB) is a temporary visa. It allows applicant to leave and return to Australia while his/her application for a substantive visa is being processed. Provided applicant return to Australia within the specified travel period, a BVB will then allow applicant to stay in Australia while his/her substantive visa application is being processed. Applicant can hold a substantive visa and a BVB at the same time.

Bridging visa C (BVC)

A Bridging visa C (BVC) is a temporary visa. It allows applicant to stay in Australia while his/her application for a substantive visa is being processed. A BVC can be granted if applicant lodges an application in Australia for a substantive visa but does not already hold a substantive visa. A BVC does not allow applicant to return to Australia if he/she leaves.