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What is Genuine Temporary Entrant?

The Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) is a fundamental requirement that student visa applicants must provide as proof that their sole intention of coming to Australia is to acquire quality education and not use the visa as a pathway to gaining residency to Australia.

These are some of the factors that are being considered by the Department of home affairs when assessing an applicant's GTE:

- Proof of financial stability. An applicant must provide evidence that they have enough financial resources to fund their education expenses, health coverage, and the entire duration of staying in Australia

A comprehensive Genuine Temporary Entrant statement greatly affects the Department’s decision in granting student visas, thus applicants must be genuine and honest with their intention of studying in Australia.

- The applicant's previous academic studies are also a vital indicator of their purpose in pursuing their studies in Australia. A relevance in their previous studies and their application plays an important role when being assessed for the visa. - The time gap between previous studies and current study applications must be justified. - A concrete rationale for not taking the study/course in the applicant's home country or region if a similar study/course is already available there. - The course/study being applied for is suitable enough for the applicant to improve their employability in their home country.

A comprehensive Genuine Temporary Entrant statement greatly affects the Department’s decision in granting student visas, thus applicants must be genuine and honest with their intention of studying in Australia.


If you have further questions about the GTE requirement or looking to study in Australia feel free to contact us at [email protected] or give us a call on 1300268123 and we can discuss your visa application here at Christie Migration Agents.


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