When applying for a Student Visa for Australia, you will need to prepare a General Temporary Entrant (GTE) Statement. The GTE requirement is used to make sure the Student Visa program is accessed as intended.
The student visa program does not allow foreign students to maintain a permanent residence in Australia. In other words, you need to prove that you intend to come to Australia temporarily to receive education. Statement must be provided in English and include all necessary supporting documents.
When drafting a GTE Statement, think of all the incentives for you to return home (even if this is not your actual plan). For example, you are going to get an education for a profession that is in high demand in your country, or you have a beloved grandmother at home with whom you are very close and help look after. Or maybe you are part of the family business and its sole heir?
When evaluating GTE, the following factors are considered:
- reasons not to study in your country or region if there is a similar course
- contacts with your home country that support the intention to return after graduation
- economic situation
- military service obligations
- political and civil unrest in your country
- links with Australia, which are a strong incentive to stay in Australia
- previous training and qualifications
- planned living conditions
- financial stability
If you need help with a Student Visa or with your GTE Statement, please contact us!