1005 (Design date 09/20a) - Page 1© COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, 2020
Application for a bridging visa
To replace a ceased bridging visa, to change bridging visa conditions
or to provide lawful status during judicial review
Department of Home Affairs
Important – Please read this information and the information
about bridging visas on the Department of Home Affairs (the
Department) website https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/
getting-a-visa/visa-listing#content-index-5 before you
complete your application. Once you have completed your
application we strongly advise that you keep a copy for your
How to apply
Please complete your application in English.
Answer all questions in full. If you need more space to answer
any question, write the details on a separate sheet indicating the
specific question number it refers to, sign it and attach it to the
application. You may also be asked to provide documentary
evidence of some of your details.
If your circumstances change in any way after you lodge your
application you must inform the Department of the new
Please return the completed form to the Postal address for the
relevant processing centre or the office that is currently
responsible for your matter.
If you are unsure which office to
send the form to, please send
the form to the Postal address listed on our website for your
ther information on visa applications and contacting the
Department, see information form 1025i Making and processing
visa applications. This form is available from the Department’s
You may also be eligible to apply electronically over the internet.
To check your eligibility, refer to the Department’s website
You must provide the address of where you intend to live while
your application is being dealt with. Failure to give a residential
address will result in your application being invalid. A post office
box address will not be accepted as your residential address.
Circumstances under which you may be eligible for a
class of bridging visa using this form to:
(1) Replace a ceased bridging visa
You may be eligible for replacement of a bridging visa which has
• the bridging visa ceased because you departed Australia, and
your application for a substantive visa has not been finally
• your application for review of a decision to cancel a
substantive visa has been successful.
(2) Change bridging visa conditions
You can apply for a bridging visa with change of conditions if you
hold a Bridging visa A, B, C or E.
Generally, if you are seeking another bridging visa without work
restrictions, you need to demonstrate a compelling need to
work, either because of financial hardship, or because you have
been sponsored or nominated for employment in an ‘approved
appointment’ associated with an outstanding substantive visa
application for a Temporary Work (Skilled) (class UC)
(subclass 457) visa.
However, you will not be eligible for permission to work if you
hold a Bridging visa E because you are seeking judicial review or
Ministerial intervention, except in limited circumstances.
From 1 July 2009, if you apply for a Protection visa and hold a
Bridging visa C or E with work restrictions, you may be eligible
for another bridging visa with permission to work. You can apply
for another bridging visa with permission to work by completing
form 1005 Application for a bridging visa.
To be eligible:
• Bridging visa C holders need to demonstrate a ‘compelling
need to work’, that is, show that you are in financial hardship.
• Bridging visa E holders need to demonstrate a ‘compelling
need to work’, as well as satisfy the Department you have an
‘acceptable reason for your delay’, in making a Protection visa
application, that is, reasons why you:
(a) did not apply for a Protection visa after your arrival in
Australia while you held a substantive visa; and
(b) why you have now applied for a Protection visa after you
If you hold a Bridging visa A, B, C or E and are seeking judicial
review of a refusal decision on your Protection visa application,
you will only be permitted to work if you had permission to work
on the last bridging visa you held and you applied for judicial
review within the statutory time limits.
If you hold a Bridging visa E and have made an initial ministerial
intervention request from 1 July 2009, you will only be
permitted to work if you had permission to work on the last
bridging visa held, and at the time of making the ministerial
intervention request, you had remained lawful since your last
substantive visa application was finally determined.
If you are the holder of a Bridging visa E and are seeking to
change the condition(s) of the visa, you must demonstrate that
you will abide by the conditions sought; and if applicable, you
will provide reasons:
• for changing arrangements to depart; or
• to make a visa application; or
• for changing the period in which a valid travel document must
be obtained and presented to the Department to make a visa
(3) Await the outcome of judicial review
You should provide evidence that an application for judicial
review has been made by attaching a copy of the relevant
application for review or notice of appeal which shows the court
registration number and endorsement by the Registrar of the
Note: If you hold a Bridging visa A or B and need to travel
overseas because you have substantial reasons to leave
Australia while you are awaiting the outcome of your visa
application or judicial review application, you will need
to use form 1006 Application for a Bridging visa B.