Bridging visa C (BVC) Subclass 030

Bridging visa C (BVC) Subclass 030

A Bridging visa C (BVC) is a temporary visa. It allows you to stay in Australia while your application for a substantive visa is being processed. A BVC can be granted if you lodge an application in Australia for a substantive visa but you do not already hold a substantive visa. A BVC does not allow you to return to Australia if you leave.
A BVC does not allow you to return to Australia if you leave.

Working in Australia while you hold a BVC

The initial BVC that is granted to you when you apply for your substantive visa will not allow you to work, unless the substantive visa you have applied for is one of the following SkillSelect visas:
• Business Talent visa (subclass 132)
• Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188)
• Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa (subclass 888)
• Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186)
• Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187)
• Skilled — Independent visa (subclass 189)
• Skilled — Nominated visa (subclass 190)
• Skilled — Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489).

If your BVC does not let you work in Australia or has restrictions on working, you can apply for another BVC that lets you work. To be considered for a BVC that lets you work, you will usually have to demonstrate that you are in financial hardship. If you are a skill select visa applicant and you apply for a BVC for judicial review of the decision to refuse your substantive visa application, you can be granted a new BVC that allows you to work.

If you are a Protection visa applicant and you apply for a BVC for judicial review of the decision to refuse your substantive visa application, you can only be granted a new BVC that allows you to work if the last BVC granted to you allowed you to work. If you are not a Protection or skill select visa applicant and you apply for a BVC for judicial review of the decision to refuse your substantive visa application, you can only be granted a new BVC that will not allow you to work, even if your last BVC allowed you to work

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