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Frukoz

Tourist visa to bridging visa with full working right to partner visa?

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Hi there,

I understand that, technically, it is possible to enter Australia as a UK citizen on a tourist visa and then apply for a Partner visa once in Australia. Since it takes a long time time for this type of visa to go through, can anyone confirm that we can be put onto a bridging visa with full working rights until this Partner visa comes through? My understanding is that UK tourist visas don't usually have the "no further stay" clause?

I fully understand that you must not enter Australia under false pretenses or be deceitful to immigration. We're visiting Australia as tourists later this year and I have an Australian passport. Once in Australia, we may decide that we like it and may wish to stay. I'd like to know the options.

Thanks in advance!

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Yes, that is correct. The Bridging visa associated with the lodged partner application has no conditions once in effect. This means the holder can work or study.
Hope this helps.


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Yes that's correct. I went through this process myself...  entered on a tourist visa and then applied onshore. Was given a bridging visa. I didn't get my visa granted though as i returned to the UK but that's another issue haha.

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Thanks guys - glad to hear this is an option!

@BritChickx - that must have been a lot of dollarydoos down the toilet - partner visa is expensive!

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