Bridging visas provide lawful status in Australia to eligible non-citizens.
Bridging Visas (BVs)
- There are seven bridging visa (BV) classes and nine subclasses:
- Class WA – Bridging A (BVA) – Subclass 010 – Bridging A
- Class WB – Bridging B (BVB) – Subclass 020 – Bridging B
- Class WC – Bridging C (BVC) – Subclass 030 – Bridging C
- Class WD – Bridging D (BVD) – Subclass 040 – Bridging (Prospective Applicant) and Subclass 041 – Bridging (Non-applicant)
- Class WE – Bridging E (BVE) – Subclass 050 – Bridging (General) and Subclass 051 – Bridging (Protection Visa Applicant)
- Class WF – Bridging F (BVF) – Subclass 060 – Bridging F
- Class WR – Bridging R (BVR) – Subclass 070 – Bridging (Removal Pending).
- Depending on the applicant’s circumstances, a bridging visa may be granted automatically or by making a separate application.
- Applicants may hold multiple Bridging visas at the same time however, only one BV will be in effect at any one time.
- In general, and with one exception (BVF), all bridging visas may only be applied for and granted in Australia.
- Bridging visas are Temporary compliance visas and allow you to stay in Australia temporary providing you lawful status.
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Australian Citizenship is a process in which a non-Australian citizen voluntarily becomes an Australian citizen. Australian citizens pledge their loyalty to Australia and its people and are then entitled to its protection and to exercise their rights and responsibilities as citizens.
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