Oh! So you are stuck amidst the dilemma of applying for an appropriate visa to stay lawfully in Australia while your substantive visa is about to expire? The Australian Department of Home Affairs provides an individual different bridging visa which lets you stay in Australia lawfully while your visa expires and another substantive visa is under processor in a judicial review or while you make departing arrangements from Australia.
The following are the essentials you need to know about the Bridging Visa C Subclass 030 that provides you most benefits amongst all the other bridging visas.
The bridging visas category can be understood by its name. The Bridging visas are applied for the time period between which a substantive visa has expired and another substantive visa is in process for the grant. The Bridging Visa Australia is classified into different categories according to their use and application that ranges popularly from Bridging visa A to Bridging Visa E.
A Bridging Visa C is a visa subclass in Australia that allows you to stay in Australia lawfully for the period until a decision is being made on the application of your substantive visa. With a Bridging visa C, you cannot return to Australia once you leave.
With a Bridging visa C Subclass 030, you can remain in Australia until the final decision is made on the grant of your substantive visa or your visa is canceled or refused or deemed invalid, a decision has been made on your merits or judicial review. Either you withdraw your substantive visa application, judicial review or merits review. Or you have informed by a merits review tribunal that the application has no jurisdiction to consider.
Initially, the Bridging Visa C does not let you work in Australia. However, you may be able to work with a bridging visa C in Australia, if the substantive visa you have applied for is among one of the following visas with the given SkillSelect:
In some cases, you can also apply for a different BVC if your current BVC does not allow you or restricts you from working in Australia.
You can be granted a bridging visa Australia in the following circumstances:
You will find yourself eligible for a Bridging Visa 030 if you are able to satisfy the following circumstances:
You can also know your eligibility by getting a consultancy from our expert Migration agent at the ISA Migrations and Education Consultants.
There is no specific processing time available for a Bridging Visa C. However, your visa application processing may take variable time due to the following:
With a bridging visa C, you can stay in Australia lawfully while your substantive visa has expired and another substantive visa is under process for a decision of grant or under a judicial or merits review by an Administrative Appeals Tribunal. You may also be able to work on a BVC if you are able to satisfy the conditions required by the Bridging Visa C as declared by the Department of Home Affairs.
For further details, feel free to reach out to us at the ISA Migrations and Education Consultants office.
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A bridging Visa C can be obtained by you for a lawful stay in Australia while your Substantive visa has expired and another substantive visa is under process if you crosscheck the following Checklist:
You can face serious problems if you don’t apply for a bridging visa when your substantive visa is about to expire or have expired and you are in Australia. You will be considered an unlawful non-citizen in Australia. You can contact our immigration agent or get in touch with ISA Migrations and Education Consultants to get detailed information about the consequences of not applying for a bridging visa when your substantive visa expires.