British Doctor Overstayed
This was a doctor from UK who attempted to lodge her own PR from outside of Australia. She did not know that a bridging visa cannot be granted to offshore applicants. She arrived Australia on a work visa (457) shortly thereafter and when the 457 expired, she received a refusal for the PR because she did not know the legal criteria. When she was s.48 barred and unlawful, we acted quickly to get her a bridging visa A by applying a different law (not commonly known).