Hello, I'm italian girl.
I came back from Australia in december, after 2 year of WHV.
Last week I applied for Evisitor ( so after about one month I was home), because I have a WHV for NZ and I thought to pass from Australia first to visit places that i didnt see while I was there.
My intention to go to Australia is purely turist.
When I apply online I got email from immigration officer that I have to send them more informtion.
I answered them with my holiday plan in Australia attached with accomodations from first few dys, my visa for NZ , my ticket out from Australia to NZ, my bank account with sufficiente founds....they still refuse my visa because for them I dont have genuine intentions in Australia.
They said, I already spend 697 day in Australia under WHV and the main pourpose of WHV is holidays not working. But I dint work more then 6 months for the same employer and I didnt abuse of WHV at all, I stayed under all the condition about this visa and I also travelled a lots while a was there.....but we all know how big is Australia.
There are places I didnt see, that is why before go to NZ ( now that I have money from Christmas and some savings) I wanted to go first for holiday to Australia before undertake my WHV in NZ.
This is not fear because now I have a denied visa in my passport for reason that they cant even proof (that is means everytime I apply for visaqs for other country I have to declare I got a denied visa in Australia), and I have flight booked to Brisbane that I cant change as it was under a saver fare.
So after I got denied for evisitor I wanted a transit visa, so I could get my flight to Brisbane and then take the flight to NZ, and i found this ETA visa, I apply online throught a travel agent and I got approved after 5 minuts.
How this works? Why I got denied from evisitor and approvedd for ETA, when the pourpose are the same?
Am I gonna have problems at the airport?
It will appear on them computer when I pass the immigration counter that I have been denied from evisitor?
Can I apply again for evsitor?
Thank you for your answer, Im really frustrated because I feel like a criminal...