Bridging Visas (BVs)
Bridging visas provide lawful status in Australia to eligible non-citizens.
- 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.