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Bridging visas 804

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Hi which visa do I need to apply while waiting for an 804 bridging visa thanks

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42 minutes ago, Charlie m said:

Hi which visa do I need to apply while waiting for an 804 bridging visa thanks

You don't.  You apply for the 804 and your existing visa stays valid until you get the bridging visa.


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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Sorry @Charlie m, I had a look at some of your other posts and I think I see what you're asking.

You want to come to Australia and then apply for a parent visa onshore, yes?   In that case, you apply for an ordinary tourist visa, the same as if you're coming on holiday.  

A day or two after you arrive in Australia, you apply for the parent visa.  Your tourist visa will remain valid.  They will then grant you a bridging visa while you wait in the queue. 

You may already be aware of all the restrictions of living in Australia on the bridging visa, but just in case:

  1. You are not allowed to leave Australia, even on holiday.  If you want to leave the country at any time, you must apply for permission (called a BVB), and explain why you need to go.  The application can take a while to process so it's vital to plan any travel well in advance.
     
  2.  If you want to buy a home to  live in, you will have to apply for special permission from the FIRB (Foreign Investment Review Board).  The fee is a few thousand dollars.  Then you will be charged up to three times the usual stamp duty on the house purchase.  This can easily add $50,000 to the cost of buying a home.
     
  3. If you're receiving a British government pension, it will be frozen at today's rate - you will never receive any increases or additional benefits.  You also won't be eligible for any Australian government support because on a bridging visa, you're legally classed as a "non-resident". 

Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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