December 8, 2020
Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Criterion for Student Visa:
The Australian Government operates a student visa programme that enables people who are not Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents to undertake study in Australia. A person who wants to undertake a course of study under the student visa programme must obtain a student visa before they can commence a course of study in Australia. A successful applicant must be both a genuine temporary entrant and a genuine student.
An applicant who is a genuine temporary entrant will have circumstances that support a genuine intention to temporarily enter and remain in Australia, notwithstanding the potential for this intention to change over time to an intention to utilise lawful means to remain in Australia for an extended period of time or permanently.
The genuine temporary entrant criterion for Student visa applications requires the Minister to be satisfied that the applicant intends genuinely to stay in Australia temporarily, having regard to:
a. the applicant’s circumstances; and
b. the applicant’s immigration history; and
c. if the applicant is a minor — the intentions of a parent, legal guardian or spouse of the applicant; and
d. any other relevant matter.
Meeting GTE criterion is the most important factor to be considered when preparing your student visa application. Therefore, it is best to prepare your student visa application through a registered migration agent or a migration lawyer.
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