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Partner Visa 801/820: Moving from E-Visitor to Bridging Visa A - overseas travel

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I arrived in Australia a month ago on an e-visitor visa, have since applied for a partner visa onshore, but in order to maintain my current employment, would like to travel back to India (I have been working there on a UK diplomatic posting) in a few days:

- Is it possible to do this without starting my e-visitor again and counting back down from 3 months until Bridging Visa A is granted?

- As I have applied for a Partner Visa 820 and believe we meet the conditions (more than 12 months living together, shared finances, social invitations and recognition etc); will Bridging Visa A give me the right to work once it is granted? What is the typical expiry date? Have others had experience of searching for work on Bridging Visa A - what do you tell potential employers about your work rights?

Ideas and experiences most welcome!! Thanks.

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- no, not unless you let your evisitor expire onshore, you then need a BVB to travel

- your BVA gives you the right to work and lasts until your 820 application is decided

- your bridging visa should already  have been granted If you have made a valid application for a partner visa, it is just not yet in effect. All the details are on the grant letter. If you have not received a BVA grant then you need to make sure there is not a problem with your 820 application. 


Paul Hand

Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

All comments are general in nature and do not constitute legal or migration advice. Comments may not be applicable or appropriate to your specific situation. 

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