(1) This regulation applies if a non-citizen who is in Australia, but not in immigration clearance, has made:
(a) a valid application for a visa on form 601E , form 48ME, form 1419 or form 1419 (Internet) ; or
(b) a valid oral application for a Tourist (Class TR) visa or a Subclass 600 (Visitor) visa ; or
(c) a valid application under regulation 2.07AK;
and the application has not been finally determined.
(2) Despite anything in Schedule 1, the Minister may grant the non-citizen a Bridging A (Class WA) visa, a Bridging C (Class WC) visa or a Bridging E (Class WE) visa if the Minister is satisfied that:
(a) at the time of decision, the non-citizen meets:
(i) the criteria to be satisfied by an applicant for the visa at the time of application; and
(ii) the criteria to be satisfied by an applicant for the visa at the time of decision; and
(b) the circumstances applicable to the grant exist in relation to the non-citizen.