Bridging Visa E can be applied by post or in person at any DIBP office. It is free of charge.
If you are unlawful on-citizen, it is important to get Bridging Visa E before you fly out of Australia. Otherwise, you will be stopped and interview at the custom. That can cause the delay and you might miss your flight!!
Bridging Visa E also can be used in the case of visa applicants that apply for other substantive visa, having Bridging Visa A but it does not come into effect yet because current substantive visa still has not expired yet. For whatever reason, if visa applicants breach the conditions of that substantive visa, their substantive visa can be cancelled, hence the Bridging Visa A will be ceased as well. If they choose not to appeal (because they know that they won't win, or because they confident that their substantive visa that they are applying will be granted soon), then they can let the visa lapsed for a few days then apply for Bridging Visa E and wait for their substantive visa to be finalized.
Lots of students have been making a full use of Bridging Visa E in such a way that:
- they come here on student visa (long student visa)
- they meet their partner
- they apply for Partner Visa and then decided not to go school due to the tuition fee is expensive
- their student visas have been canceled
- they apply for Bridging Visa E and wait for the result of Partner Visa
- ... problems solved....