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Bridging (Prospective Applicant) Visa Subclass 40 Visa

Subclass 040 or the Bridging visa D (BVD) is a short-term bridging visa that is granted only when an applicant’s substantive visa has expired or when a substantive visa is about to expire in 3 working days. This visa lets a visa holder stay lawfully in Australia for a very short time (valid for five days) until the holder is able to make a substantive visa application. Both, BVD subclass 040 and subclass 041, allow an applicant a time period of five days to file a legitimate application.

How does a Subclass 040 Bridging visa D Work (For Prospective Applicant)

The Bridging Visa D or subclass 040 permits an applicant with a very short stay in Australia. The duration of stay allowed is just sufficient enough to enable an applicant to submit a new substantive visa application. Normally a Bridging visa D allows an applicant a period of five working days to file a valid visa application.

For instance, where an applicant has made some minor mistakes in his visa application form, and the application has been returned seeking information, or application charges have not been paid in full, in such circumstances, an applicant is generally granted a Bridging visa D for five working days to facilitate the lodgement of a valid visa application. An applicant must utilize those five days to either lodge a valid visa application or make arrangements to depart Australia.

An applicant’s BVD will end either by the end of five working days after it was granted or five days after the date when the substantive visa has ended.

There is a limit on the number of BVD’s (subclass 040) that can be granted to an individual since the last substantive visa was held by them. Not more than 3 BVD’s can be granted to an individual applicant.

With a BVD, you can not work in Australia or return if you depart from Australia. A BVD does not come with travel rights, hence you can not re-enter Australia once you leave. A BVD will also not provide you with working rights under any circumstances, if any form of work is undertaken, the BVD might stand cancelled.

For a detailed understanding of the BVD or the subclass 040 visa, get in touch with our visa immigration agents. Our team has professional visa consultants to cater to all your requirements and visa related queries and concerns. To secure your BVB or visa subclass 040 to Australia, contact our migration agents now.

What are the Eligibility Requirements for a Prospective Applicant -Bridging visa D 040

The eligibility requirements for the processing of a Bridging visa D are:

  • The applicant must be a non-citizen who has become unlawful (or will become unlawful within the next three working days) and wishes to apply for a substantive visa application but is unable to do so.
  • The applicant must be an unlawful non-citizen who is unable to apply for a substantive visa application but will be able to make a valid visa application within five working days. (An applicant then might become eligible for a Bridging visa C (BVC).
  • The applicant must be in Australia when making the application and should ensure that they remain in Australia at the time of the grant of the visa.
  • The applicant must comply with all Australian laws during his stay.
  • The applicant must ensure having complied with the visa conditions of Bridging visa D.It is crucial that one ensures compliance with the said conditions at all times.

There are some specific visa conditions that might be applied to the BVD by the Department; E-help suggests you seek professional advice to determine if your planned activities comply with the stipulated visa conditions. If any of the circumstances concerning the applicant’s eligibility change, the Department should be informed in writing about it. It may affect the Department’s decision or lead to the cancellation of the visa. Please book an appointment with our expert visa migration agents, one of the leading consultants (in Brisbane), to ensure a smooth visa processing.

The shared information is exclusive but not exhaustive, and the applicants are advised to take the help of a qualified migration agent to go through the complete eligibility requirements before applying. For more information on visa conditions and processing, please contact our immigration consultants to assist you through the entire process. Our team consists of extremely talented consultants who are just a call away. Call us now.

Why to apply for a Bridging visa D

The benefit of being granted a subclass 040 is that an applicant gets to stay legally in Australia and utilize the allotted time frame to make a valid application for their new substantive visa. The applicant is given an opportunity to change their UNC status to a legitimate one.

How to Apply for a Bridging visa D Subclass 040

Generally, if you lodge an invalid substantive visa application in Australia, you will also have applied for a BVD. The Department will let you know if this happens. In such a scenario, you will not be required to file a separate application. Alternatively, a BVD can also be applied on a special form. Talk to our visa consultants for accurate filing of all the application information. Our specialized and professional visa consultants are trained to counsel the client and provide all the assistance required to ensure a positive visa decision. Contact us to schedule an appointment with our visa migration agents to start a hassle-free and effortless visa journey.

Processing Time for a Bridging visa D

The accurate processing time for this visa is not available. The Department’s decision process involves assessing applications on a case-by-case basis. The processing timeline for applications may vary and differ due to numerous reasons, such as incomplete application, the requirement of additional information, verifications and crosschecks, etc.

The Department generally asks for additional information both from the candidates and external agencies for the application’s decision. Communicate with a professional visa migration agent at E-Help for further information on visa processing and guidelines.

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If you are looking for a suitable visa and are clueless on how to proceed ahead, then the best way is to let a professional do it for you. E-help has a team of highly talented and professional migration agents offering a wide variety of services. If you wish to work, study, invest, visit or migrate to Australia, talk to us; we will be more than happy to assist you in your visa journey. For detailed information on how we can assist you to obtain your desired visa or to find the most suitable program for you, please inquire with one of our knowledgeable and experienced migration consultants. Our team of consultants ensures that they provide assistance that is impeccable for a favourable decision on your application. Connect with us now. You can book an appointment online or call us at +61 7 3172 4965.

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