Bridging visa D (BVD) Subclass 040 and 041

Bridging visa D (BVD) Subclass 040 and 041

A Bridging visa D (BVD) is a temporary visa. If your substantive visa has ended, it lets you stay in Australia lawfully for a short time until you are able to make a substantive visa application, make arrangements to leave Australia or are granted a Bridging visa E (BVE). It does not let you work or re-enter Australia if you leave.

BVD (subclass 040) if all of the following apply to you:
• you are in Australia
• you do not hold a visa or you hold a visa that will end in the next three working days after the day you applied for the BVD
• you tried but were unable to apply for a substantive visa – for example, you did not pay the correct charge or you filled out the wrong visa application form – but you will be able to do so within the next five working days (you might then be eligible for a Bridging visa C (BVC)

You can only be granted a BVD (subclass 041) if all of the following apply to you:
• you are in Australia
• you do not hold a visa
• you are either unable or do not want to apply for a substantive visa
• an authorised officer is not available to interview you.

You need a bridging visa to stay in Australia if your substantive visa ends before you are granted another visa or you are making arrangements to leave Australia. If you are in Australia without a visa, you are an unlawful non-citizen. This can cause problems for you, such as:
• you risk being detained and removed from Australia
• you might not be granted another visa for three years after you leave Australia
• you might have a debt to the Australian Government for the cost of your removal

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