Following the announcement of concessions affecting applicants for subclass 143 visas, those who had applied for a 143 visa and were in Australia on 24 March 2021 may be eligible for a Bridging Visa that will allow the permanent residency visa applicant to remain in Australia until a decision is made on the application.
The conditions to be satisfied are as follows:
- Subclass 143 visa application lodged before 24 March 2021
- In Australia on 24 March 2021
- Held what is called a substantive visa – eg a visitor visa under subclass 600 or 651 – when the subclass 143 visa application was lodged
- Currently in Australia
If these conditions are satisfied there are good prospects of being granted a Bridging Visa.
Given the processing time for subclass 143 visa applications presently a BV may be of particular interest to parents who are presently awaiting a decision on their application – and is certainly a somewhat cheaper option than a subclass 870 temporary sponsored parent visa.
Go Matilda Visas has been assisting parent visa applicants for over 20 years – we are a very experienced firm of Australian visa advisors.
Please complete the enquiry form on this web page if you meet the above requirements and would like to explore obtaining a Bridging Visa.