Bridging Visa E Australia allows you as holder of Bridging Visa E to stay lawfully in Australia, while your new substative visa or judicial review application is being processed.
Bridging Visa E allows you to stay lawfully in Australia, until your substantive visa application is being determined, or where BVE is granted in association with judicial review, until those proceedings are pending.
Bridging E Visa is a temporary visa. All most all bridging visas are applied for automatically as part of applying for a substantive visa. The Department of Home Affairs may grant you a BVE if you have made a valid application in Australia for a substantive visa but you do not already hold a substantive visa. With bridging visa e visa, you can:
You can't use a bridging visa while you wait for a citizenship application to be decided.
A separate application for a BVE might be necessary where:
These are some of the common eligibility criteria:
You must not have held a Bridging visa E (BVE) that was cancelled due to non compliance with condition 8564 or 8566.
When you lodged your application for a substantive visa, you must not have held a substantive visa.
You will need to be in Australia when you apply.
You must have made a valid application for a substantive visa that has not been finally determined or you have made an application for judicial review of a decision relating to your substantive visa application, within the prescribed time frame, and the judicial review proceedings have not been completed, and you previously held a BVE in relation to the substantive visa application.
When applying for a review, have applied in the prescribed time frame.
You must apply within the prescribed time frame.
You must apply for review within the prescribed time frame, and if you have applied within the prescribed time frame, you may not need to apply for a further Bridging Visa.
The time frame for applying for judicial review is 35 days from the date of the Tribunal’s decision. If you have not applied for judicial review within the statutory time limits, this may affect your eligibility to apply for a further Bridging Visa.
You can be any age to apply for this visa.
You will need to meet the Department of Home Affairs character requirement.
Your bridging visa E application can take any where from 1 - 2 weeks of time. However the Department of Home Affairs advises to leave sufficient time to process your BVE application, before you plan to travel.
Visa application charge for this visa application is nil.
If you are granted a Bridging Visa E (BVE) that does not permit you to work, then you can apply for a further Bridging Visa E with no conditions if you can demonstrate financial hardship. The Department of Home Affairs will assess your circumstances in relation to your claim that you need to work. If you do not meet the requirements for work, and you are still eligible for a BVE, the department will grant you a new BVE with the same work prevention or restriction condition that was on your previous BVE.
To apply Work Rights bridging visa e you will need to apply in the same way as you applied for your last substantive visa application, for which you was granted bve. There are different eligibility requirements, depending on whether you have applied for ministerial intervention or judicial review. There are also special rules for when protection visa applicants are allowed to work.
BVC can be granted with conditions of 'No Work', 'Not be disruptive', and/or 'Maintain adequate health insurance'.
A re-entry ban, also known as an exclusion period, means you may not be able to return to Australia for up to three years. A re-entry ban may be imposed when if you have breached your visa conditions. A re-entry ban will apply, if:
Bridging Visa A is granted with work rights the duration of which is subject to your work restrictions on your substantive visa that most recently expired. In contrast to that, Bridging Visa C and Bridging Visa E are mostly granted with no work rights, and the visa holder will have to apply subsequently for work rights citing financial hardship reasons.
When you lodge a visa while you are in Australia and do not hold a substantive visa, then may be granted a BVE.
You become eligible for Medicare only if have applied for a substantive visa while being in Australia; and your substantive visa is one of the following visas:
You can not go back from BVE to BVC.
To apply for work rights you need to be on BVE. If you are on BVE you can not apply for work rights, unless financial hardships exemption applies to you.
Once you move from Bridging Visa A to C, or D, or E; you can not go back.
There are no bridging visa e travel rights when bve is granted. You will need to provide a reason and attach any supporting evidence to explain why you need to depart from Australia; and return while your substantive visa is being considered; or while you are waiting for the outcome of a judicial review.
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