This week I wanted to give you some information about visas and travelling. As most of you know, I am currently in the process of emigrating to Australia. So what happens when you are in this process and want to travel out of that country?
As most of you know, I am currently waiting for my permanent visa to be approved. The approval or denial of my permanent visa takes 7-10 months to come through. My application was send in June 2017, so we are almost at the end of our waiting period!
If you are curious what visa I applied for, click on this link to read more.
While waiting for the permanent visa, I got granted a bridging visa. This visa allows me to live and work in Australia during the time that the permanent visa is in review.
The link here will explain more about this bridging visa – the Bridging visa A – BVA – Subclass 010.
The only thing about the Bridging visa A is this sentence: “A BVA does not let you return to Australia if you leave”.
Which means that when you would like to travel, while on the bridging visa, you are not allowed to leave Australia.
So what do you do when you do have to leave? Or want to leave?
I have an amazing week of holidays planned in Bali. This means more organising when it comes down to travelling and waiting on a visa.
So what do you need to organise when you want to enjoy yourself in Bali, New Zealand or any country other than Australia?
You guessed it! Another visa. This visa allows you to leave and return to Australia, which allows you to travel overseas.
This is another Bridging visa, the Bridging visa B – BVB – Subclass 020. You can apply for this if you are holding the BVA – Subclass 010 to start with.
Read more about this here.
I hope this was helpful, please let me know if you have any further questions in the comments below!