Bridging Visa E – BVE subclass 050-051

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Bridging Visa E – BVE subclass 050-051: What this Bridging visa E  lets you do

You need a bridging visa to stay in Australia if your substantive visa ends and you are waiting for an immigration decision or if you are making arrangements to leave  Australia. It does not allow you to re-enter Australia if you leave.

Bridging Visa E – BVE subclass 050-051: Why do I need a bridging visa?

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 E – BVE subclass 050-051: Cost

There is no application charge for a BVE.

Bridging Visa E – BVE subclass 050-051: Who could get  this Bridging visa E

You might be granted a BVE (subclass 050) if  one of  the following applies:

  • You are an unlawful non-citizen, the holder of a BVE (subclass 050) or the holder of a BVD (subclass 041) and;

o       you are making arrangements to depart Australia

o       you are applying for a substantive visa

o       you are seeking merits or judicial review of a visa decision or citizenship decision

o       you are seeking ministerial intervention.

You might be granted a BVE (subclass 051) if you meet all of the following:

  • You were refused immigration clearance or bypassed immigration clearance and came to the department of immigration and border protection notice within 45 days and;

o       you are in immigration detention

o       you have applied for a protection visa

o       you meet other specific requirements relating to age, health or nomination, or you meet the requirements for a further BVE (subclass 051).

Bridging Visa E – BVE subclass 050-051: How to apply

In some cases,  if you lodged a valid application for a substantive visa in Australia, you  will also have  applied for  a BVE.  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 BVE (subclass 050), or if you hold a  Bridging visa D (BVD) (subclass 041), complete the following form:

  • Form 1008 – Application for a Bridging visa E — subclass 050 (315KB PDF)

If you are replacing an expired bridging visa, or changing bridging visa conditions, or need to apply for a BVE (subclass 051), complete:

  • Form 1005 – Application for a bridging visa  (345KB PDF)

In most cases, you can include your family members on the same application form. They must also meet the eligibility requirements. The application must include documentary evidence of their relationship to you.

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

Lodging a Bridging visa E application form with all necessary documents will be through the email address relevant to your location. You can also submit your application in person or post to one of the department of immigration and border protection  Visa and Citizenship Offices around Australia. You should choose an office that is closest to you as you may be required to attend an interview as part of the application process.

Applicant’s locationWhere to send your application
New South WalesSydney — Visa and Citizenship office in New South Wales Email to  [email protected]  (Bridging visa E applications only)
Australian Capital TerritoryCanberra — Visa and Citizenship office in ACT Email to  [email protected]  (Bridging visa E applications only)
VictoriaMelbourne — Visa and Citizenship office in Victoria Email to  [email protected]  (Bridging visa E applications only)
TasmaniaHobart — Visa and Citizenship office in Tasmania Email to  [email protected](Bridging visa E applications only)
South AustraliaAdelaide — Visa and Citizenship office in South Australia Email to  [email protected]  (Bridging visa E applications only)
Western AustraliaPerth — Visa and Citizenship office in Western Australia Email to  [email protected]  (Bridging visa E applications only)
Northern TerritoryDarwin — Visa and Citizenship office in Northern Territory Email to  [email protected]  (Bridging visa E applications only)
QueenslandBrisbane — Visa and Citizenship office in Queensland Email to  [email protected]  (Bridging visa E applications only) or Cairns — Visa and Citizenship office in Queensland Email to  [email protected]  (Bridging visa E applications only)

For detainees in Villawood Immigration Detention Centre, BVE applications are to be lodged [email protected]

More information

Please refer to  preparing your application, for information on:

  • certifying and translating documents into English
  • communicating with the department of immigration and border protection
  • using a migration agent
  • authorising another person to receive information from the department of immigration and border protection
  • receiving assistance with your application.​​​​

Bridging Visa E – BVE subclass 050-051: Provide more information

You can provide more information to the department of immigration and border protection , at any time until a decision is made on the application.  If you want to correct information you provided, use:

  • Form 1023 –  Notification of incorrect answer(s) (99KB PDF)

The department of immigration and border protection  could also ask you for more information. You will have to respond by a set date. After that date,  they can make a decision about your application using the information that  they  have.

If another person gives the department of immigration and border protection  information that could result in you being refused a visa,  they  will  usually give you the opportunity to comment on the information.

You might also be interviewed. If you are asked to attend an interview in person, bring your passport or other identification and any requested documents to the interview.

Report changes in your circumstances

You must tell the department of immigration and border protection  if your circumstances change. This includes a new residential address, a new passport, or a pregnancy, birth, divorce, separation, marriage, de facto relationship or death in your family.

Please report changes in your circumstances via ImmiAccount. If you are not able to use ImmiAccount, you can use the following forms:

  • Form 929 – Change of address and/or passport details (86KB PDF)– if you move to a new address or change your passport
  • Form 1022 – Notification of changes in circumstances (77KB 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. You should also include your file reference number, client ID, or a Transaction Reference Number.

​​​All applicants 18 years of age or older, wishing to withdraw, must sign the request for withdrawal.​​​​​​

Bridging Visa E – BVE subclass 050-051: 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).

Bridging Visa E – BVE subclass 050-051: How long your visa lasts

A BVE is a temporary visa. It allows you to stay in Australia until a specified date, or for a particular time period, or until a specified event happens.

Your BVE will end  if:

  • you leave Australia
  • you are granted a substantive visa
  • your BVE is  cancelled.

Bridging Visa E – BVE subclass 050-051: What  this Bridging visa E  lets you do

A BVE allows you to stay in Australia lawfully for a short time. It will end immediately if you leave Australia. If you leave Australia, you will not be able to return unless have another substantive visa.

Working in Australia while you hold a BVE

Your grant letter will tell you if you are allowed to work. If you work when you are  not allowed to,  the department of immigration and border protection  can cancel your BVE and detain you. You could also be removed from Australia.

If you are not allowed to work, there are only  some circumstances where you might be able to apply for a new BVE that does allow you to work. For example, you might be in financial hardship if you cannot pay for the reasonable cost of your living expenses.

The department of immigration and border protection  will assess your circumstances to see if you meet the requirements.   If you  do not meet the requirements  the department of immigration and border protection  will not grant you  a new BVE that allows you to work.    There are different requirements depending on whether you have applied for  judicial review or ministerial intervention. There are also special rules for when protection visa applicants are allowed to work.

Bridging Visa E – BVE subclass 050-051: Your obligations

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

Bridging Visa E – BVE subclass 050-051: Report changes in circumstances

Tell the department of immigration and border protection  if your circumstances change after you have applied for  this Bridging visa E . 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 (86KB PDF)– if you move to a new address or change your passport
  • Form 1022 – Notification of changes in circumstances (77KB 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.