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LIN 19/186 Arrangements as made
This instrument includes the internet application form, Form 1502 (Internet), as an application for a Bridging A (Class WA) visa, Bridging C (Class WC) visa and Bridging E (Class WE) visa. This ensures visa applicants lawfully stay in Australia if they have been permitted to apply for a Temporary Sponsored Parent visa in Australia.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 26 Jun 2019
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Tabled HR02-Jul-2019
Tabled Senate02-Jul-2019
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Migration (LIN 19/186: Arrangements for Applications for Bridging Visas) Instrument 2019

 

I, RICHARD JOHNSON, Delegate of the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, make the following instrument.

 

Dated   25/06/19

Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson
Senior Executive Service Band Two
Immigration, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Policy Division

Delegate of the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs

 

 


Contents

 

Part 1 – Preliminary                                                                                                     1

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Schedules................................................................................................................................. 1

5  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 1

Part 2 – Arrangements for Applications for Bridging Visas                                    3

6  Approved Forms...................................................................................................................... 3

7  Place and manner for making an application............................................................................. 3

8  Additional place and manner for making a Bridging Visa E (Class WE) application on paper forms 1005 and 1008         4

Schedule 1 – Forms for Bridging Visa Applications                                                  5

Schedule 2 – Repeals                                                                                                     8

Migration (IMMI 18/100: Arrangements for Applications for Bridging Visas) Instrument 2018 (F2018L00904)      8

 

 


Part 1 – Preliminary

1  Name

(1)          This instrument is the Migration (LIN 19/186: Arrangements for Applications for Bridging Visas) Instrument 2019.

(2)          This instrument may be cited as LIN 19/186.

2  Commencement

This instrument commences on 1 July 2019.

3  Authority

This instrument is made under subregulation 2.07(5) of the Regulations.

4  Schedules

Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

5  Definitions

Note 1:       A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in:

(a)      regulation 1.03 of the Regulations;

(b)     subsection 5(1) of the Act including:

(i)         approved form;

(ii)       substantive visa;

(iii)      visa.

 

Note 2:       Subsection 172(2) of the Act provides for when a person is in immigration clearance.

(1)          In this instrument:

Act means the Migration Act 1958.

bridging visa means each of the following:

(a)          Bridging A (Class WA);

(b)          Bridging B (Class WB);

(c)          Bridging C (Class WC);

(d)          Bridging D (Class WD);

(e)          Bridging E (Class WE);  

(f)           Bridging F (Class WF).

internet form means a form mentioned in paragraph 1.18(2)(b) of the Regulations.

permitted email address means each of the following:

(a)          BVEapplication.WA@homeaffairs.gov.au;

(b)          BVEapplication.QLD@homeaffairs.gov.au;

(c)          BVEapplication.NSW@homeaffairs.gov.au;

(d)          BVEapplication.VIC@homeaffairs.gov.au;

(e)          BVEapplication.SA@homeaffairs.gov.au;

(f)           BVEapplication.NT@homeaffairs.gov.au; or

(g)          BVEapplication.TAS@homeaffairs.gov.au.

Regulations means the Migration Regulations 1994.

(2)          For the purposes of sections 6 and 7, a person has a pending BVE application if the person has made an application for a Bridging E (Class WE) visa and:  

(a)      the application has not been determined to be invalid; and

(b)     the application has not been withdrawn by the applicant; and

(c)      the Minister has not granted the Bridging E (Class WE) visa; and

(d)     the Minister has not refused to grant the Bridging E (Class WE) visa.


 

 

Part 2 – Arrangements for Applications for Bridging Visas

6  Approved Forms

(1)          For subitems 1301(1), 1302(1), 1303(1), 1304(1), 1305(1), and 1306(1) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations, the approved forms for the relevant bridging visas are specified in Schedule 1:

(a)          in Column 1 – the relevant bridging visa for which a person is seeking to apply;

(b)          in Column 2 – the corresponding approved paper form for that class;

(c)           in Column 3 – the corresponding approved internet form for that class.

(2)          In addition, for a Bridging A (Class WA) visa:

(a)          form 482D or 482V is the approved form if:

(i)            authorised by the Department to apply for a substantive visa; and

(ii)          the application for that substantive visa is made using an approved form 482D or 482V;

(b)          form 1008 (Internet) is the approved form if the applicant does not have a pending BVE application.

(3)          In addition for a Bridging C (Class WC) visa:

(a)          form 482D or 482V is the approved form if:

                                                  (i)               an applicant has been authorised by the Department to apply for a substantive visa; and

                                                (ii)               the application for that substantive visa is made using approved form 482D or 482V.

7  Place and manner for making an application

For paragraphs 1301(3)(a), 1302(3)(a), 1303(3)(a), 1304(3)(a), 1305(3)(a) and 1306(3)(a) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations, an application for a bridging visa must be made:

(a)          if the same form is used as for a substantive visa application – at the same place, and in the same manner, as specified in an instrument under subregulation 2.07(5) of the Regulations for the substantive visa application; or

(b)          for a Bridging E (Class WE) visa application if the applicant has a pending Bridging E (Class WE) visa application – at an office of immigration in Australia, but not in immigration clearance;

(c)          in any other case:

                                                           (i)               if the application form used is an internet form – as an internet application; or

                                                         (ii)               if the application form is not an internet form - at an office of immigration in Australia, but not in immigration clearance.

Note:    Regulation 2.10C of the Regulations provides for the time of making an internet application.

8  Additional place and manner for making a Bridging Visa E (Class WE) application on paper forms 1005 and 1008

(1)          For paragraph 1305(3)(a) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations, an additional specified place and manner is as follows:

(a)          a person may make an electronic application for a Bridging E (Class WE) visa, if:

                                                           (i)          the approved paper form is 1005 or 1008; and

                                                         (ii)          the application is sent by email to a permitted email address.

(2)          For paragraph 1305(3)(a) of Schedule 1 to the Regulations, applications for a Bridging E (Class WE) visa using paper form 1005 or 1008 must not be made by any electronic means, including by fax, other than as specified in subparagraph (1)(a)(ii).


 

Schedule 1 – Forms for Bridging Visa Applications

 

Item

Column 1

Visa Subclass

Column 2

Paper form for application

Column 3

Internet form for application

1.

Bridging A (Class WA)

 

47SP

47CH

47PA

47PT

47OF

47ES

47BT

47BU

47SV

147

157A

157G

852

866

918

1002

1005

1066

1150

1208

1276

1364

1383

1403

1409

1479

1480

47SP (Internet)

157A (Internet)

157G (Internet)

482D (Internet)

482V (Internet)

866 (Internet)

1005 (Internet)

1066 (Internet)

1066S (Internet)

1150E (Internet)

1208 (Internet)

1276 (Internet)

1393 (Internet)

1396 (Internet)

1397 (Internet)

1398 (Internet)

1403 (Internet)

1408 (Internet)

1479 (Internet)

1480 (Internet)

1502 (Internet)

2.

Bridging B (Class WB)

1005

1006

1005 (Internet)

1006 (Internet)

3.

Bridging C (Class WC)

47PT

47SP

47CH

47PA

47OF

47ES

47BU

47SV

147

157A

157G

852

866

918

1002

1005

1066

1150

1208

1276

1364

1383

1403

1409

1479

1480

47SP (Internet)

157A (Internet)

157G (Internet)

482D (Internet)

482V (Internet)

866 (Internet)

1005 (internet)

1066 (Internet)

1066S (Internet)

1150E (Internet)

1208 (Internet)

1276 (Internet)

1393 (Internet)

1396 (Internet)

1397 (Internet)

1398 (Internet)

1403 (Internet)

1408 (Internet)

1479 (Internet)

1480 (Internet)

1502 (Internet)

4.

Bridging D  (Class WD)

1007

Not permitted

5.

Bridging E (Class WE)

 

47PT

47SP

47CH

47PA

47OF

47ES

47BU

47SV

147

157A

157G

790

852

866

918

1002

1005

1008

1066

1150

1208

1276

1364

1383 

1403

1409

1479

1480

47SP (Internet)

157A (Internet) 

157G (Internet)

866 (Internet)
1066 (Internet)

1066S (Internet)

1150E (Internet)

1208 (Internet)

1276 (Internet)

1403 (Internet)

1479 (Internet)

1480 (Internet)

1502 (Internet)

6.

Bridging F (Class WF)

1239

Not permitted


 

Schedule 2 – Repeals

Migration (IMMI 18/100: Arrangements for Applications for Bridging Visas) Instrument 2018 (F2018L00904)

The whole of the instrument

Repeal the instrument.