This temporary visa is only granted if your substantive visa has expired, a Bridging Visa D (BVD) will let you stay in Australia lawfully for a short time until you are able to make a substantive visa application or make arrangements to leave Australia or you are granted a Bridging visa E (BVE).
This visa is appropriate for unlawful non-citizens who are either unable to make a substantive application or do not have intentions to do so
There are two major streams of this visa subclass
For a non-citizen who is unlawful (or will become unlawful within 3 working days) and wishes to make a substantive application but is unable to do so. For example, where an incorrect form has been used or the correct application charge cannot be paid. In these circumstances a Bridging visa D is granted for 5 working days to allow a valid application to be made.
Note: Only 2 visas can be granted for this purpose since an applicant last held a substantive visa.
For an unlawful non-citizen unable or not intending to make a substantive application and an authorised officer is not available to interview them for the purposes of considering their eligibility for a Bridging visa E. In these circumstances, a Bridging visa D is granted for 5 working days within which time the non-citizen must be interviewed at an office of the department or leave Australia.
How Long Can You Stay ?
Usually, a Bridging Visa D (BVD) comes into effect as soon as the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) grants it.
- Your BVD will end either five working days after it was granted or five days after the date you substantive visa ended or if you are granted a BVE within those 5 days.
- You must use those five days to either lodge a valid application or make arrangements to leave Australia.
Other conditions may apply to BVD applications depending upon when they were granted.
You can’t stay in Australia longer by extending this visa.
You and anyone included in your application must be in Australia when the BVD application is submitted and granted.
You and anyone included in your application must:
- comply with all Australian laws
- comply with the conditions of the current visa, while you are waiting to make a new application or for the decision on your new visa application
- comply with the conditions of your Bridging visa D (BVD) when it comes into effect
See the conditions that will and might be applied to a BVD.
This visa does not offer work rights under any circumstances and if you do work, your BVD may be cancelled.
You cannot re-enter Australia if you leave on this visa so there are no travel rights.
Consult with one of our experienced registered migration agents to sought the advice on this complicated visa if you ever involved in one of the situations mentioned above.