Bridging visa A – BVA - (subclass 010)

The Bridging Visa A (BVA) - Subclass 010 is a temporary visa in Australia. In most cases, BVA applications are processed automatically when applying for a substantive visa, and you'll be notified if this occurs. This visa serves various purposes, including waiting for a substantive visa decision, judicial review, or when seeking a further BVA without work restrictions. However, it cannot be used while waiting for a citizenship application to be decided.

Frequently Asked Questions

The ability to work on a BVA depends on the visa conditions associated with it. Your grant letter will specify if you can work and any restrictions. If your BVA does not permit work or has restrictions, you can apply for another BVA that allows work, typically by demonstrating financial hardship.

If your current BVA was granted due to a judicial review application or a protection visa application, you cannot be granted a new BVA that allows work.

The duration of your stay on a BVA varies depending on circumstances such as the outcome of your substantive visa application or judicial proceedings. You can check your exact stay period in VEVO once an outcome is determined.

No, you cannot extend a BVA. If you wish to stay longer in Australia, you must apply for a new visa.

If you and your family applied for a substantive visa together, they might have been included in your BVA application. Alternatively, you can include family members in your BVA application if they are part of your substantive visa application. The Australian authorities will assess each family member’s application individually.

Your BVA will be digitally linked to your passport. You will not receive a physical label in your passport.

If you leave Australia while your BVA is in effect, you will not be able to return on it. To travel and return during the processing of your substantive visa application, you’ll need to be granted a Bridging Visa B (BVB) before leaving.

Currently, there are no frequently asked questions available for the Aged Dependent Relative Visa (Subclass 114).