Bridging Visa A (BVA) - Information

A Bridging visa A (BVA) is a provisional short term visa. It let you to continue living in Australia when your existing substantive visa validity date has been ended and when your substantive visa request is under processing It can be issued if you make a request for a substantive visa in Australia while you still possess a valid substantive visa. Bridging Visa A does not offer the facility of returning to Australia once you have left the nation.

What facilities do bridging visa A offers

A BVA provides the facility of staying in Australia till the time a judgment is made and declared on your substantive visa request. If you already possess a vaild substantive visa when your Bridging Visa A is granted, you must follow all the rules and regulation of substantive visa and must abide by all the laws that are associated with that substantive visa. When your substantive visa turns invalid or when it expires, the rules and regulations associated with your BVA shall be applicable.

When do I need to have a Bridging Visa A

You must have a bridging visa to continue living in Australia in the case your substantive visa expires by the tie you are issued a new substantive visa. If you are living in Australia without any valid visa, you turn out to be an illegal non-citizen for that duration of time. Being an illegal non-citizen in Australia can be very troublesome for you. Some of the problems you might face are as under

  • In case you are issued a permanent residence visa and you afterwards desire to request for Australian citizenship, you can't do it in standard time.
  • In case your substantive visa request is rejected and you depart from Australia and you afterward request for a new visa at an Australian Immigration office, you may discover that you have an exclusion time which in fact does not allow you to come back to Australia and you have to give an explanation about why the exclusion time should be waived off.

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