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Hi everyone, 

I'm an Irish citizen married to an Australian citizen.

We have one son (born in Sydney) and we are expecting a daughter in March - our daughter will be born in Australia.

I have come on an E-Visitor 651 visa, entering in December 2018.

Having lived in Asia the past few years, we are now seriously considering staying in Australia and I will need to find work quite soon.

I have applied for a few jobs in Australia and I'm hoping to get sponsored. However, I understand that the chances of this happening are quite slim, and that if I am offered an unsponsored position I will need to gain the right to work ASAP, and the only way to do so is to apply for the partner visa.

So my questions are as follows:

1. How quickly can I get the right to work on a bridging visa?

2. Is it possible to get the bridging visa after paying the application fee but before uploading the documents to back up the application? 

3. Since we are married with children, will there still be a need to upload loads of evidence of our relationship, or should marriage certificate, birth certificates and statements suffice?

Many thanks in advance for any input!

 

 

 

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15 hours ago, shanegbrady said:

Hi everyone, 

I'm an Irish citizen married to an Australian citizen.

We have one son (born in Sydney) and we are expecting a daughter in March - our daughter will be born in Australia.

I have come on an E-Visitor 651 visa, entering in December 2018.

Having lived in Asia the past few years, we are now seriously considering staying in Australia and I will need to find work quite soon.

I have applied for a few jobs in Australia and I'm hoping to get sponsored. However, I understand that the chances of this happening are quite slim, and that if I am offered an unsponsored position I will need to gain the right to work ASAP, and the only way to do so is to apply for the partner visa.

So my questions are as follows:

1. How quickly can I get the right to work on a bridging visa?

2. Is it possible to get the bridging visa after paying the application fee but before uploading the documents to back up the application? 

3. Since we are married with children, will there still be a need to upload loads of evidence of our relationship, or should marriage certificate, birth certificates and statements suffice?

Many thanks in advance for any input!

 

 

 

If you are able to apply in Australia for a partner visa, you will remain on your current visa until it ends or is canceled, after which you will go on to a Bridging Visa A which will allow you to remain lawfully in Australia until a decision is made on your partner visa application. Where a Bridging Visa A is granted in relation to a partner visa application, it currently allows for work rights. However as with all visas, always check all conditions against your own visa grant notice. 

As long as you make a valid application, you will be granted the Bridging Visa A. 

Even though you are married with children you must still nonetheless provide sufficient evidence of your relationship.

15 hours ago, shanegbrady said:

Oh, one more question - if I'm on a tourist visa with a maximum 90-day stay, do I need to wait until the full 90 days is up before the bridging visa kicks in?

Yes that is correct.


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Please note that this posting is of a general nature only. It does not constitute legal or migration advice and may not apply to your particular circumstances.

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Just a slight note.  If your original visa is cancelled before the grant of the partner visa then the bridging visa a will be cancelled as it's linked to the original visa, from there you can only really go on a bridging visa e (really not ideal)

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