Australia Forum banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hello everybody,

My name is Sergio I'm a Spanish born 23yo living in London (UK) for the last 5 years.

So basically I'm a dance teacher and tend to travel a lot around Europe to go dancing in congresses and just enjoy the parties and social dancing (not teaching) in one of those trips myself and my girlfriend got to know a very famous Latin dance Australian couple and we became close friends since then. In September 2017 myself and my girlfriend decided to go to Australia to visit them and mostly travel around, I got my self a normal tourist visa and my partner a WHV (I couldn't get it for myself due to a problem with my studies that I need to sort out). Once we arrived in Australie in February 2018 we stayed for 3 months and within those 3 months we traveled around and one day our friends who own a dance school had an emergency and had to leave the country and so I told them that I would give 2 classes in their school and that they didn't have to worry I did mind it, I mean they were my friends and they needed a favour, I was staying for free at their place and obviously didn't get paid for it...
Anyway, after 3 months passed (May 2018) we fell in love with Australia and decided to stay for the WHV and I left to not breach the visa back to the UK to leave the flat we had in London and apply for my WHV, once I started the process of application for the WHV I noticed that as I mentioned before I couldn't because I had to do an exam in January 2019 so I decided to apply for a student visa instead, so I contacted a migration agent and advised me to travel to Australia with my normal tourist visa and once inside to apply for the student visa because I would have had more chances of getting one.
So then the 8th of July I was on the airplane on my way to Australia to see the friends that I made and also to finally see my girlfriend, I arrive at Brisbane Airport and while in customs I got randomly picked to do a drugs search, obviously I had none, but they also revised my phone all the messages and photos and they found out my intentions and also that I had taught two classes when I was previously in Australia and they took me to an interrogation room in the airport and for 6 long hours they asked me many questions but I completely honest and open and explained the whole situation but even so they decided to deport me and exclude me for a 3 years period, they handcuffed me like a criminal and took me to a detention facility and didn't even allow me to see my girlfriend, then after 2 days they put me back on another airplane towards Manila and from there I was supposed to take another one to London for free because I was being deported and so It was not my responsability to pay for the ticket, once I was in Manila Philippine Airlines blackmailed me saying that if I didn'd pay I would stay there in Manila so I was like well if I'm here I might as well enjoy it and buy the ticket whenever I want so I decided to go out (Spanish passport has 90 days of free visa in the Philippines) but they then told me I wasn't allowed because I was being deported so I couln't enter the country for security reasons so I either paid or stayed stuck in the airport... obviosly I paid and now I'm back in London... my girlfriend wants to stay and found a good job and I'm currently seeing the options I have...

Any thoughts?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,241 Posts
You could speak with a migration agent to see what they may suggest, but since you breached your visitor visa by working, you likely have no options (a permanent visa may be a possibility but the likelihood of getting sponsorship for a visa as a dance teacher may be small).
 
  • Like
Reactions: JandE

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,892 Posts
You tried to use visitor visa to apply onshore student visa! That's why. This is illegal! Visitor visa is not for getting a different visa.
Although the sentiment behind this post is correct, the information is inacuate.

You are not able to be granted a tourist visa for the purpose of applying for another visa subclass.

However you are more then welcome to apply onshore for other visas whilst on a tourist visa assuming the no further say condition isnt attached to the visa / no other factors are in play.

The reason they had problems is due to having worked, arguably for reward...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
They pulled you for a drug test and then looked through your phone?
Something doesn't seem right there... not sure if that is allowed.

If you are not remunerated for the work you have done, that is volunteering (not working).

Does someone have an idea of what happened here?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
797 Posts
incorrect on both counts. they can go through your phone.
your definition of volunteer work is also very wrong. volunteer work is when someone wouldn't normally be paid for the position, so if you work at a restaurant as a cook (even if it belongs to your sister) then it should be paid and you aren't getting paid that's unpaid work.
if you are cooking the sausages at bunnings for the school/sport charity that's volunteering.
Vinnie's and the salvos and charities where the position isn't paid are fine.

They pulled you for a drug test and then looked through your phone?
Something doesn't seem right there... not sure if that is allowed.

If you are not remunerated for the work you have done, that is volunteering (not working).

Does someone have an idea of what happened here?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
incorrect on both counts. they can go through your phone.
your definition of volunteer work is also very wrong. volunteer work is when someone wouldn't normally be paid for the position, so if you work at a restaurant as a cook (even if it belongs to your sister) then it should be paid and you aren't getting paid that's unpaid work.
if you are cooking the sausages at bunnings for the school/sport charity that's volunteering.
Vinnie's and the salvos and charities where the position isn't paid are fine.
checking phone is allowed??? ehh....

what about someone's confidential data on a company phone? or perhaps private chats with someone?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
797 Posts
so long as it doesn't breach Australian laws not an issue.
here's an example where it is an issue.
can't find an article but last week somone got turned away for porn that breach our laws on his phone.

incorrect on both counts. they can go through your phone.
your definition of volunteer work is also very wrong. volunteer work is when someone wouldn't normally be paid for the position, so if you work at a restaurant as a cook (even if it belongs to your sister) then it should be paid and you aren't getting paid that's unpaid work.
if you are cooking the sausages at bunnings for the school/sport charity that's volunteering.
Vinnie's and the salvos and charities where the position isn't paid are fine.
checking phone is allowed??? ehh....

what about someone's confidential data on a company phone? or perhaps private chats with someone?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
Thanks for clarification about volunteering. I never thought of that to be honest and I don't really have time to even volunteer at the moment, not to mention work for someone else :)))


A guy I know was sponsored by a company that does marketing but worked part time for someone else as a graphic designer (cash in hand job) and had to leave the country as his sponsor found out and got really, really upset. I think he even put in a lawsuit.

One thing I learned though every visa process I have been through is that everything needs to be clean, legal and honest. Otherwise, it won't work.

PS. who keeps porn on their phones ??? :eek: :D:)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Thanks for clarification about volunteering. I never thought of that to be honest and I don't really have time to even volunteer at the moment, not to mention work for someone else
))

A guy I know was sponsored by a company that does marketing but worked part time for someone else as a graphic designer (cash in hand job) and had to leave the country as his sponsor found out and got really, really upset. I think he even put in a lawsuit.

One thing I learned though every visa process I have been through is that everything needs to be clean, legal and honest. Otherwise, it won't work.

PS. who keeps porn on their phones ???
I do have porn on my phone, immi saw it when visiting Australia in 2015, guess what! they smiled and gave back my phone. Cuz i was watching milf cougers

You can be deported if you are watching under age
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top