Bridging Visa D – BVD subclass 040-041

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Bridging Visa D – BVD subclass 040-041: What this Bridging visa D lets you do

This Bridging visa D allows you to stay in Australia lawfully for a short time. It does not allow you to work  or re-enter Australia if you leave.

Bridging Visa D – BVD subclass 040-041: Why do I need a bridging visa?

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.

Bridging Visa D – BVD subclass 040-041: Cost

There is no application charge for a BVD.

Bridging Visa D – BVD subclass 040-041: Who could get  this Bridging visa D

You can only be granted a 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 the department of immigration and border protection re 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.

Bridging Visa D – BVD subclass 040-041: How to apply

In some cases, when you make an invalid application for a substantive visa in Australia, you will also have applied for a BVD.  The department of immigration and border protection  will tell you if this happens. In this case, you do not need to lodge a separate application.

Lodge your application

If you need to apply for a BVD, complete the following form:

  • Form 1007  Application for a bridging visa D(150 kB PDF).

Each family  member  will need to  complete an  application form and meet the eligibility requirements.

Lodge the application form with all necessary documents at  one of the  Australian offices. You can choose the processing centre that is most convenient to you.  You can choose the processing centre that is most convenient to you.

You and anyone included in your application must be in Australia when the application is lodged and the visa is decided.

You must be in Australia when the application is lodged and when  the visa is granted.

More information

  • Police checks for everyone included in the visa application who is 16 years of age or older:

o       an Australian National Police Check for anyone who has spent a cumulative total of 12 months or more in Australia since turning 16 years of age

o       police certificates from each country in which anyone in your application has spent a cumulative total of 12 months or more in the past 10 years since turning 16 years of age.

Provide the original certificates and keep a copy for yourself.

Provide more information

You must have adequate health insurance unless you are covered by Medicare. You should ensure that your insurance will provide at least the level of coverage required for the purpose of your stay. Your health insurer could be in either Australia or your home country.

Attachment A in the  health insurance standard template  letter (138 kB RTF) is a guide to the level of health insurance  the department of immigration and border protection  will accept as adequate.

Report changes in circumstances

Tell  the department of immigration and border protection if your circumstances change after you have applied for  this Bridging visa D. This includes a new residential address, contact details, a new passport, or a pregnancy, birth or death in your family.

You can use the following forms:

  • Form 929Change of address and/or passport details(86  kB PDF) – if you move to a new address or change your passport
  • Form 1022  Notification of changes in circumstance  (77  kB PDF) – if there are other changes in your circumstances.

If you do not provide  the department of immigration and border protection with the details of any new passport issued to you, you could experience significant delays at the airport and may be denied permission to board your plane.

Withdrawing your application

You can withdraw the application at any time before  the department of immigration and border protection  make a decision about it. To do this, send  them   a letter or email to ask for the withdrawal. Your request must include your full name and  date of birth, and the date of your application. If you know it, you should also include the number  the department of immigration and border protection  gave you when you applied — this could be a file reference number, client ID, or a Transaction Reference Number.

Everyone included in the application who is 18 years of age or older must sign the letter of withdrawal or send a separate email.

Bridging Visa D – BVD subclass 040-041: Visa decision

The department of immigration and border protection  will tell you when  they  make a decision about your visa application.

If the visa is granted, you will receive a letter or email with the visa grant number and any visa conditions. You will not have a visa label placed in your passport.

If the visa is not granted  the department of immigration and border protection  will send you a letter or email telling you:

  • why the visa was refused
  • your review rights (if any)
  • the time limit for lodging a review (if applicable).

You will not have a visa label placed in your passport.

Bridging Visa D – BVD subclass 040-041: How long your visa lasts

A BVD will end:

  • five working days after it was granted, or
  • five working days after the date your substantive visa ended, or
  • if you are granted a BVE within those five days.

In this time you must either:

  • lodge a valid application for a substantive visa
  • make arrangements to leave Australia.

Bridging Visa D – BVD subclass 040-041: What  this Bridging visa D lets you do

this Bridging visa D allows you to stay in Australia lawfully for a short time. It does not allow you to work in Australia or re-enter Australia if you leave. If you work, your BVD might be  cancelled.

Bridging Visa D – BVD subclass 040-041: Your obligations

You must comply with all Australian laws and your visa conditions.

Bridging Visa D – BVD subclass 040-041: Report changes in circumstances

Tell  the department of immigration and border protection if your circumstances change after you have applied for  this Bridging visa D. This includes a new residential address, contact details, a new passport, or a pregnancy, birth or death in your family.

You can use the following forms:

  • Form 929  Change of address and/or passport details  (86  kB PDF) – if you move to a new address or change your passport
  • Form 1022Notification of changes in circumstances(77  kB PDF) – if there are other changes in your circumstances.

Source: The Australian Department of Home Affairs (www.homeaffairs.gov.au). Please visit www.border.gov.au to get updated information.