The requirement to prove that you genuinely only intend to stay in Australia temporarily (Genuine Temporary Entrant or GTE) is a requirement accompanying certain Australian visas, including the sc 500 Student Visa.
It’s important to remember though, that the GTE requirement doesn’t intend to exclude people who go on to develop skills which are needed in Australia, continue to secure employment after their study and then apply to stay in Australia permanently.
Ministerial Direction 69 sets out some considerations the Department will consider when assessing GTE. It’s not supposed to be a foolproof checklist but provides some helpful pointers.
- Circumstances in your home country
- Ties to your home country
- Your travel and immigration history
- Your ties to Australia
- How important the course is for your future
If you’re a minor and applying for a student visa, the Department will also consider what intentions the parent/guardian accompanying you has.
Proving GTE status is about providing the relevant documentary evidence, making sure you don’t have inconsistencies in the information you have provided, and putting forward a convincing case to support the fact that you only intend on staying in Australia temporarily.
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