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Visitor visa after breach of visa cond 2 years ago

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Hi all. I’m new here, have been reading for a while but never posted.

I am currently in the process of applying for an eVisitor visa.

I’m a Dutch citizen and was in australia on a WHV 2014-2015. 2015-2016, I was there on an eVisitor and I was stupid enough to take a cash in hand job.

When I returned to Australia at the end of 2016, after having been home in NL for three months, immigration took me in for questioning.

I have been honest about working for cash on a tourist visa and they let me enter the country, because I really did have the intention to enter Australia as a tourist that time, and I brought money. They did give me a warning, but no ban.
I feel very lucky and regret the mistake that I made.

The real problem is this. While there that last time, I fell in love with an Australian citizen. We have been in a long distance relationship since I left in february 2017. He has come to visit me several times and now it’s my turn to come to australia and visit him.

But besides that, I also plan to go to Tasmania, the Grampians and take many day trips and visit other friends.

Of course when i applied for a new eVisitor, immigration asked for more information. Understandable.

I do not intend to lodge a visa application while I am in australia, and I absolutely intend to return to the Netherlands after two months.

I have to write a statement about the purpose of my planned trip to Australia.

Would saying tourism & visiting friends suffice? Or should I mention my boyfriend?

We are not married and do not have any plans to get married anytime soon, or maybe ever. We’re not at that stage yet.

I hope someone will know how to handle this! It seems not mentioning him is wrong, but mentioning him may make them think I will overstay, or lodge an appl for another visa. Which I definitely will not do.
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You should definitely be honest and upfront about this. Something else to keep in mind is that if you do decide to move to Australia in the future on a partner visa (you never know!), you will be asked when your relationship started. If you say the relationship started in February 2017, but did not mention that you were in a relationship with him in your August 2018 statement, the genuineness of your relationship may be queried.

Obviously I don't know the full circumstances of your application, but if you haven't already done so I would explain and add evidence about any incentives you have to return home in the statement. Eg employment, property, an educational course. You want to reassure them that you will leave at the end of your stay.

Good luck!

Lisa Ira (LLB.BA.GDLP)
Principal Migration Consultant (MARN 1467616)
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