Guidance for SWP Approved Employers
Transfer of SWP workers from a Subclass 403 (Temporary Work (International Relations)) visa to a Bridging visa E
As previously advised through the Approved Employer communique on 25 March 2020, seasonal workers whose visas are expiring and who cannot return home due to border closures can apply for a Bridging Visa E (Subclass (050)) online via ImmiAccount - immi.homeaffairs.gov.au
a. this visa can only be applied for once the worker’s current substantive visa has expired and should be made as soon as possible following the expiry of their current visa;
b. an 8503 waiver is not required to apply for this visa; and
c. This bridging visa includes work rights, but is not tied to a sponsor.