Bridging visa E (050)
The Bridging visa E (subclass 050) is a temporary visa that allows an unlawful non-citizen to stay in Australia while their immigration matter is finalized or arrangements have been made towards their departure from Australia.
To be eligible for a subclass 050 visa, you must:
- Be an unlawful non-citizen
- Be the holder of a Bridging visa E (subclass 050) or the holder of a Bridging D visa (BVD) (subclass 041)
- Be making arrangements to leave Australia
- Be applying for a substantive visa
- Be seeking merits or judicial review of a visa decision or citizenship decision
- Be seeking ministerial intervention
The subclass 050 visa is free to apply for and there are no processing times available. It is granted on a case by case basis and typically it is granted within a few days of applying provided you are eligible for this visa.
The subclass 050 visa does not allow you to work or study in Australia. You are also not eligible for Medicare or other social security benefits.
If you are granted a subclass 050 visa, you must abide by the conditions of your visa. If you breach the conditions of your visa, you may be liable for removal from Australia.
Here are some of the conditions of a subclass 050 visa:
- You must not leave Australia without the permission of the Department of Home Affairs.
- You must not apply for any other visa while you are in Australia on a subclass 050 visa.
- You must not work or study in Australia without the permission of the Department of Home Affairs.
- You must not claim Medicare or other social security benefits.
- You must comply with any other conditions that are specified on your visa.
If you have any questions about the subclass 050 visa, you should contact the Department of Home Affairs.