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Australia's bridging visas explained

A bridging visa acts as a bridge between lodgement of a visa and the determination of that application. Source: Getty Images/Jodie Griggs

In March 2021, the number of Bridging visa holders in Australia mounted to a historic high of over 350,000. But what are bridging visas, and what rights and conditions do they come with?

Highlights

  • Bridging visas are a "bridge" between one substantive visa and the other.
  • Only BVA and BVB holders can depart and return to Australia while holding a bridging visa. 
  • BVC and BVE usually come without work rights, but people can apply for permission to work. 

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