Bridging visa online application

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If you have applied for an associated substantive visa through ImmiAccount, AND a decision has not been made on the substantive visa, you might be able to start an online bridging visa application. You will need to login to your ImmiAccount.

You must add as much information as possible before you submit your application. Applications with missing information might take longer to finalise.

When completing your online application you must not copy and paste bullet points, numbering, accents or any other such formatting from documents into the free text fields. Only use numbers 0 – 9 and letters A – Z (upper and lower case), dashes '-' and underscores '_'.​​​​

Bridging visa A – BVA - (subclass 010)

A Bridging visa A (BVA) i​s a temporary visa. It can be granted if you lodge an application in Australia for a new substantive visa while you still hold a current substantive visa.

It allows you to remain lawfully in Australia after your current substantive visa ends and while your new substantive visa application is being processed. A substantive visa is any visa which is not a bridging visa or a criminal justice visa or an enforcement visa.

A BVA does not let you return to Australia if you leave.

Before applying see Bridging visa A – BVA - (subclass 010)

Note: You can only apply for a BVA online if you have an un-finalised substantive visa application in ImmiAccount.

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Bridging visa B – BVB - (subclass 020)

A Bridging visa B (BVB) is a temporary visa. It lets you leave and return to Australia while your application for a substantive visa is being processed. If you return to Australia within the specified travel period, you can then remain lawfully in Australia while your substantive visa application is being processed.

A substantive visa is any visa which is not a bridging visa or a criminal justice visa or an enforcement visa. You can hold a substantive visa and a BVB at the same time.

If you still hold a substantive visa that allows you to travel and you believe you can return to Australia before your substantive visa ends, it is your decision whether or not you want to apply for and be granted a BVB before you travel.​

Before applying see Bridging visa B – BVB - (subclass 020)

Note: You can only apply for a BVB online if you have an un-finalised substantive visa application in ImmiAccount.

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Bridging visa C – BVC - (subclass 030)

A Bridging visa C (BVC) is a temporary visa. It might be granted if you lodge an application in Australia for a substantive visa but you do not already hold a substantive visa.

It allows you to remain lawful in Australia until a final decision is made on your new substantive visa application. A substantive visa is any visa which is not a bridging visa or a criminal justice visa or an enforcement visa.

A BVC does not allow you to return to Australia if you leave.

Before applying see - Bridging visa C – BVC - (subclass 030)

Note: You can only apply for a BVC online if you have an un-finalised substantive visa application in ImmiAccount.

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Track and manage your application

You will need to login to your ImmiAccount. You can use your account to:

  • continue a saved application​
  • attach documents
  • update passport details
  • change email and address details
  • check progress of your application.

Help

Before you start your application you should read all the information about the visa you are applying for on the Bridging visa page.


Help for ImmiAccount including Quick Reference Guides and common error messages is available from the ImmiAccount page.


If you have read all of the available information, and you still require help, contact us with your enquiry.​​​