Bridging Visa B
A Bridging Visa B (BVB) is a temporary visa that allows certain visa holders in Australia to travel outside the country and then return. It is designed to bridge the gap between the expiry of your current visa and the decision on a substantive visa application or an appeal.
Key points about the Bridging Visa B:
- Travel Permission: The Bridging Visa B allows you to leave Australia and return within a specified period while your substantive visa application is being processed or while you await the outcome of a review or appeal of a decision by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT).
- Validity Period: A BVB is granted for a specific period, which is generally determined based on your circumstances and the travel plans you provide when applying for the visa.
- Supporting Circumstances: To be granted a Bridging Visa B, you typically need to show that you have a genuine reason for needing to travel outside Australia, such as family emergencies, work commitments, or other compelling reasons.
- Substantive Visa Application: To be eligible for a BVB, you usually need to hold a substantive visa that is about to expire, and you have already applied for another substantive visa. The BVB helps you maintain lawful status while your new visa application is being processed.
- Return to Australia: You must return to Australia within the validity period of the BVB. If you fail to return before the BVB expires, your bridging visa may cease and you could face complications re-entering Australia.
- Application Process: To apply for a Bridging Visa B, you may contact us at Auzworld Migration. You should provide details of your travel plans and reasons for needing the visa. There is usually a processing time for the application.
- No Work Limitations: Unlike some other bridging visas, a BVB generally does not impose work restrictions, allowing you to continue working in Australia while holding the bridging visa.