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Changes to conditions for discretionary bridging visas

The Government has introduced changes to conditions for discretionary bridging visas from the 16 April 2021. The explanatory memorandum supporting Legislative Instrument - Migration Amendment (Bridging Visa Conditions) Regulations 2021 - F2021L00444 states: The objective of the amending regulations is to strengthen the community placement options available to the Minister…

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Are you confused by Australian Bridging Visas?

Bridging visas are granted to allow you to remain in Australia while you are waiting for an application to be processed, or to provide lawful status while you make arrangements to depart the country. What are the different types of Australian bridging visas available? 1. Bridging Visa A If you are…

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Are you unlawful or on a bridging visa and looking to lodge a Partner Visa Application?

If you are the holder of a bridging visa or you do not hold any visa at all and then lodge an onshore partner visa application, you will be required to meet additional requirements in order to be eligible. These additional requirements are listed in Schedule 3 of the Migration…

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What does a bridging visa mean for you?

A ‘bridging visa’ is a temporary visa, allowing you (a non-citizen) to stay in Australia lawfully in situations where you would otherwise be unlawful. You may be eligible for a bridging visa (BV) if: You have lodged an application for a substantive visa, and it is being processed by the…

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