Bridging Visas

The purpose of bridging visas is to provide lawful status for non-citizens who are currently dealing with other visa matters.

Bridging Visas are not substantive visas.

There are 7 bridging visas in Australia.



The bridging visa A is generally granted where there is an ongoing visa application or appeal.


The bridging visa B is granted when a BVA holder wishes to depart and re-enter within 3 months.


The bridging visa C is granted if the applicant does not hold a substantive visa.


The bridging visa D is granted for several days if an invalid application was made.


The bridging visa E is for unlawful non-citizens who have a pending matter in Australia.


The bridging visa R is.granted in circumstances a person is pending removal.


The bridging visa F is used for woman trafficking cases.