Guest Claire-n-tel

Question Re Bridging visas.....

    Recommended Posts

    Guest Claire-n-tel

    Morning People!

     

    Ok quick question, having a debate here that needs settling!

     

    If someone is on a 457 visa and then applys for a Tempory Residence Transition 187, do they

     

    a) go on to a bridging visa as soon as their application is recieved.....or...

     

    b) remain on their 457 visa until it expires and only be put on to a bridging visa should the 457 expire before 187 is granted

     

    ????

     

    Got 20 bucks riding on this answer!!

     

     

    Thanks!

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    So, if the 187 is granted before the 457 runs out they have never actually used the bridging visa. Also, the bridging visa only kicks in if the 457 expires, not if it is cancelled.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest Claire-n-tel
    So, if the 187 is granted before the 457 runs out they have never actually used the bridging visa. Also, the bridging visa only kicks in if the 457 expires, not if it is cancelled.

     

    WooHoo! Thanks Blossom!......off to spend my 20 bucks!!:jiggy:

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    A Bridging Visa is issued in the circumstances described, but only "comes into effect" upon the expiry of the 457 visa if a decision to grant the 187 visa has not been made by that date.

     

    Best regards.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    So, if the 187 is granted before the 457 runs out they have never actually used the bridging visa. Also, the bridging visa only kicks in if the 457 expires, not if it is cancelled.

     

    If the holder travels abroad and returns to Australia on the 457 this will 'kill' the bridging visa even if it has not been activated. If the 457 expires before another visa is granted the (non) visa holder would become an unauthorised non citizen. In these circumstances the DIAC, upon application, would usually reinstate a bridging A without a fuss. The same applies to 485 and other visa holders who think can come and go as they please and have been so advised by posts on this forum.

     

    It is possibly worth noting that an application for citizenship must fail the the applicant was 'illegal' at any time during the residence qualifying period.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    If the holder travels abroad and returns to Australia on the 457 this will 'kill' the bridging visa even if it has not been activated. If the 457 expires before another visa is granted the (non) visa holder would become an unauthorised non citizen. In these circumstances the DIAC, upon application, would usually reinstate a bridging A without a fuss. The same applies to 485 and other visa holders who think can come and go as they please and have been so advised by posts on this forum.

     

    It is possibly worth noting that an application for citizenship must fail the the applicant was 'illegal' at any time during the residence qualifying period.

    Good thing it was only an a or b question then with no mention of leaving the country.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Morning People!

     

    Ok quick question, having a debate here that needs settling!

     

    If someone is on a 457 visa and then applys for a Tempory Residence Transition 187, do they

     

    a) go on to a bridging visa as soon as their application is recieved.....or...

     

    b) remain on their 457 visa until it expires and only be put on to a bridging visa should the 457 expire before 187 is granted

     

    ????

     

    Got 20 bucks riding on this answer!!

     

     

    Thanks!

     

    b)

     

    I want 1/2 your winnings, you can keep your losses.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest Claire-n-tel
    b)

     

    I want 1/2 your winnings, you can keep your losses.

     

    Sorry i spent it all!:jiggy:

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest lajuprima
    If the holder travels abroad and returns to Australia on the 457 this will 'kill' the bridging visa even if it has not been activated. If the 457 expires before another visa is granted the (non) visa holder would become an unauthorised non citizen. In these circumstances the DIAC, upon application, would usually reinstate a bridging A without a fuss. The same applies to 485 and other visa holders who think can come and go as they please and have been so advised by posts on this forum.

     

    It is possibly worth noting that an application for citizenship must fail the the applicant was 'illegal' at any time during the residence qualifying period.

     

     

    If we travel on BVB, do we have to reinstate the BVA upon returning back?

     

    Thanks

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now