Bridging Visas

An individual may require a bridging visa if their Australian visa has expired and they would like to:

  • Stay in Australia while they are waiting for a decision on another Australian visa application
  • Travel to and from Australia while they are waiting for a decision on another Australian visa application
  • Stay in Australia while they make arrangements to leave or finalize their immigration matter.

The varying types of bridging visas are:

  1.   Bridging visa A (BVA) (subclass 010)
  2.   Bridging visa B (BVB (subclass 020))
  3.   Bridging visa C (BVC) (subclass 030)
  4.   Bridging visa D (BVD) (subclass 040-041)
  5.   Bridging visa E (BVE) (subclass 050-051)