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Spring onion

Lodge 2 visas at the same time?

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Hi everyone!

I am really happy that finally I got an invitation to apply for 190 visa!

However I have a problem; three weeks ago I lodged a student visa just to buy time as my 485 visa had expired. I have done medical check up and now am waiting for my student visa to be granted (I am on Bridging Visa A at the moment).

1. My question is that should I just lodge 190 visa now? I heard that it's not a good idea to withdraw that student visa and just leave it as it is. 

2. Assuming that I lodge 190 visa and my student visa comes first does it mean I can only work 20 hours a week until I get my residency?

 

Your reply would be much appreciated! I am happy to answer any questions too!

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I would take some professional advice as you risk the 190. There is a principle you can only hold one visa at a time, so, if your 190 were granted then the student visa, the student visa will cancel the 190. 

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Second this. It could get messy.  Worth paying for an agent to assess your particular situation and plan a way forward.


So many wineries ......so little time :yes:

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18 hours ago, VERYSTORMY said:

I would take some professional advice as you risk the 190. There is a principle you can only hold one visa at a time, so, if your 190 were granted then the student visa, the student visa will cancel the 190. 

 

11 hours ago, rammygirl said:

Second this. It could get messy.  Worth paying for an agent to assess your particular situation and plan a way forward.

Thank you guys! Unfortunately they are closed until january but I will contact them. But isn't safe to say my student visa will come first? It usually takes a month whereas 190 visa might take more than 6 months

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I have seen student visas recently taking 12 months. All of the processing times are very erratic 

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On 31/12/2018 at 01:43, VERYSTORMY said:

I have seen student visas recently taking 12 months. All of the processing times are very erratic 

I had a discussion with migration agent and they tell me to just lodge that 190 and I will be granted a bridging visa C in which I did this morning.

Once I get a bridging visa C I can withdraw my student visa and bridging visa C will still be under effect.

The next question is why didn't I get a bridging visa C as soon as I lodged my 190? Will it take a few days?

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3 hours ago, Spring onion said:

I had a discussion with migration agent and they tell me to just lodge that 190 and I will be granted a bridging visa C in which I did this morning.

Once I get a bridging visa C I can withdraw my student visa and bridging visa C will still be under effect.

The next question is why didn't I get a bridging visa C as soon as I lodged my 190? Will it take a few days?

That is the sort of question you should be asking the agent.

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13 hours ago, Spring onion said:

I had a discussion with migration agent and they tell me to just lodge that 190 and I will be granted a bridging visa C in which I did this morning.

Once I get a bridging visa C I can withdraw my student visa and bridging visa C will still be under effect.

The next question is why didn't I get a bridging visa C as soon as I lodged my 190? Will it take a few days?

Are you aware that on a bridging visa C, you cannot apply for a bridging visa B if you need to travel or leave Australia?


Raul T Senise

Registered Migration Agent

MARN 0636699

www.ozimmigration.com

"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Raul Senise said:

Are you aware that on a bridging visa C, you cannot apply for a bridging visa B if you need to travel or leave Australia?

I am. They have reminded me regarding this too and I have cancelled my trip to nz in march.

 

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On 08/01/2019 at 07:14, Raul Senise said:

Are you aware that on a bridging visa C, you cannot apply for a bridging visa B if you need to travel or leave Australia?

Raul, If I withdraw my student visa does it mean I can work full-time since I am only waiting for 190 to be granted?

Edited by Spring onion

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