Bridging visa C – BVC – (subclass 030)

The Bridging Visa C (BVC) - Subclass 030 is a temporary visa in Australia. It is typically granted automatically as part of the application process for a substantive visa. However, it may be necessary to apply for a BVC separately in specific situations. This visa allows you to stay legally in Australia while your substantive visa application is being processed or during associated judicial proceedings. It is essential to note that a BVC cannot be used while waiting for a citizenship application to be decided.

Frequently Asked Questions

The initial BVC granted upon applying for your substantive visa usually does not permit work. However, some SkillSelect visas may allow work. If your BVC does not allow work, you can apply for another BVC that does under certain circumstances, typically involving demonstrating financial hardship.

The duration of your BVC’s validity can depend on various factors, including the outcome of your substantive visa application, merits or judicial review, or withdrawal of applications. Be sure to check VEVO for specific information on your visa’s duration.

If you and your family have applied together for a substantive visa, you might also have applied together for a BVC. In separate BVC applications, you can include family members if they are included in your substantive visa application.

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

Leaving Australia on a BVC in effect means you will not be able to return on it. If you do not hold another visa that allows you to return, you will have to apply for and be granted a substantive visa before returning to Australia, with no guarantee of approval.

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