Australian Bridging Visa application’s new arrangement

There was a new processing arrangement introduced by the Department of Home Affairs last 1 July 2018 for applicants who will be applying for a Bridging Visa E. This new form can only be used if the applicant has no pending BVE application. A person has a pending BVE application if they made an application for a Bridging E (Class WE) visa and:

  • the application has not been determined to be invalid
  • the application has not been withdrawn by the applicant
  • the Minister has not granted the Bridging E (Class WE) visa
  • the Minister has not refused to grant the Bridging E (Class WE) visa

Bridging Visa E is a temporary visa that lets applicant to stay in Australia lawfully while making an arrangement to leave or finalise immigration matter.

BVE has two types:

  • Bridging (General) visa (subclass 050)
  • Bridging (Protection Visa Applicant) visa (subclass 051)

The Bridging Visa E will end for a short time or until a specified event happens such as if:

  • an applicant leaves Australia
  • an applicant are granted a substantive visa
  • an applicant BVE is cancelled

The only permitted email address that will be used for Bridging Visa E which is dependent on the state the applicant is located are as follows:

  • WA@homeaffairs.gov.au
  • QLD@homeaffairs.gov.au
  • NSW@homeaffairs.gov.au
  • VIC@homeaffairs.gov.au
  • SA@homeaffairs.gov.au
  • NT@homeaffairs.gov.au
  • TAS@homeaffairs.gov.au

Source:

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2018L00904
https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/visa-1/051-#tab-content-2