Which visa you are on when you make a request to the Minister depends on your visa situation when you get a decision from the RRT. Please choose the heading below which best matches your situation and click on it for more information:
I am on a bridging visa
When you apply for a bridging visa E you have to give a reason why you are applying for the bridging visa. If you have decided to make a request to the Minister you will apply for a bridging visa E because you are making a request for Ministerial intervention. You need to put this on the bridging visa E application form. When you apply for this bridging visa E, the DIAC will want to see some evidence that you have made a request to the Minister so that they have a reason to give you a bridging visa. You will need to bring a copy of your request to the Minister with you when you go the DIAC to apply for a bridging visa E.
You can usually only be given permission to work and study on a bridging visa E if you had them before. Usually when you make a first request to the Minister the DIAC will let you keep your work and study rights, but it is up to the individual case officer to decide, so this does not always happen.
You can find more information about a bridging visa E on the DIAC website by clicking here. You can find a link to copy of the application form to apply for a bridging visa E on the DIAC website by clicking here.
My original Australian visa is still valid and has not expired
If the visa you came to Australia on is still valid and has not expired, then you will still be on this visa until it expires. If your visa expires while the Minister is still making a decision then you will need to apply for a bridging visa E on the day that visa expires to make sure you that you remain lawful in Australia.
I am in detention
If you are in detention you will usually stay in detention until you get a decision about your case.