Bridging Visa E (BVE) Subclass 050 and Subclass 051 are temporary visas allowing individuals in Australia to remain lawfully in certain circumstances. BVE 050 is for individuals without a valid visa, and BVE 051 is for those facing immigration detention.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • For BVE Subclass 050:
    • No Valid Visa: You must be in Australia without a valid visa.
    • Imminent Risk: You should be facing imminent risk of harm or exploitation if required to leave Australia.
  • For BVE Subclass 051:
    • Detention: You are in immigration detention in Australia.

Application Process:

  1. Eligibility Check: Verify your eligibility for the respective BVE subclass based on your situation.
  2. Form Submission: Complete Form 1008 (Application for a Bridging Visa E) available on the Department of Home Affairs website.
  3. Submission Channels: Submit your form and required documents in person at a Department of Home Affairs office, by mail, or online through ImmiAccount.
  4. Await Decision: Wait for the Department of Home Affairs to process your application. Processing times vary based on individual circumstances.
  5. Comply with Conditions: If granted, adhere to the conditions outlined in the Bridging Visa E. This may include restrictions on work, study, or travel.


  • Lawful Stay: Allows you to stay lawfully in Australia temporarily.
  • Work and Study: May permit limited work and study rights, depending on the visa conditions.
  • Travel Restrictions: Specific travel conditions apply. Check your visa grant letter for travel entitlements.


Q: Can I work on a Bridging Visa E (Subclass 050 and Subclass 051)?
A: BVE Subclass 050 and Subclass 051 may grant limited work rights. Check your visa grant letter for details on your work entitlements.

Q: Can I leave Australia on a BVE Subclass 050 and Subclass 051?
A: BVE Subclass 050 and Subclass 051 generally has travel restrictions. Consult your visa grant letter for specific travel conditions.

Q: How long is BVE Subclass 050 and Subclass 051 valid for?
A: The validity period varies based on individual circumstances. It is specified in your visa grant letter.

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