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Neo Phoenix Pty Ltd
Lawyers & Registered Migration Agents

We are experienced Solicitors and Registered Migration Agents with a proven track record. We offer personalised service with a reasonable fee structure.

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Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Requirements

The Department of Immigration and Border Patrol (DIBP) requires applicants for the Student Subclass 500 Visa to demonstrate that they are genuine students. The tool which the DIBP uses to determine this is the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement. All the matters that should be considered by the Case Officer are set out in Ministerial Direction Number 69.

The GTE coincided with the DIBP move to decouple studying in Australia with a migration outcome. All too often many overseas students would choose to study courses solely for the purposes of nominating an occupation in a skilled Visa application and once the visa was obtained would be working in unrelated fields. In addition to introducing the GTE the DIBP also required recent work experience scores to obtain a full skills assessments in all trade occupations and higher English language ability for most other professional occupations.

If an overseas student has

· Previously breach visa conditions

· Had significant gaps in study

· Jumped around doing one unrelated course and then another or

· Have unfinished courses with several different enrolments and have been professional students

Then they may find it hard to meet the GTE.

In assessing genuineness the Case Officer will consider matters such as:

· Why do you want to study this course?

· Why do you want to study this type course in Australia as opposed to back home or another country?

· How does this course fit in with what you have previously studied?

· Is this course related to previous study areas?

· Is this course at a higher level than you previous studies?

· What do you intend to do upon completion of your course?

To address GTE you need to write a submission on all these points and provide supporting evidence. This is where an experienced and successful Solicitor and Registered Migration Agent can assist.

Success Stories

Over the years we have helped many people from all over the world realise their dream of a new life in Australia.

Please see the Testimonial Section of the website and see for yourself.

Due to industry regulations, in order to be able to provide you with migration advice and assistance you must first become a client. If you are serious about General Skilled Migration it is worthwhile having a professional assessment by a Registered Migration Agent.

Please contact us so that a Solicitor and Registered Migration Agent can analyse your profile, determine your eligibility and if eligible advise you further on how to secure an Australian Student Visa.

Client Testimonials:

Dear Andre, Thank you for sharing this great news, we are thrilled! Thank you for helping us with the process and making it seamless. Your support and advice throughout the process was invaluable. Thank you again. Have a great day. Regards, Kaush

Converting 489 Visa to 887 Visa

We cannot thank Andre and My Australian Visa enough for all the hard work they put in to get the 457 visa. I was on a working holiday visa and running out of time and worried with all the law changes and the caveat that applied to my occupation. But everything worked out well , all thanks to the ...

457 Visa Granted for Cook - Caveat Occupation

In the past 2 years I have been assisted from Andre and his team to make possible the almost impossible - get my permanent residency through the Skilled Nominated 190 Visa! This was not an easy task,but thanks to My Australian Visa's professional advises, I have been able to find the right path and ...

Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa

We have used the legal services of Andre at My Australian Visa to help us through the visa processes 3 times now. The first time was when I was sponsored by my employer for a 457 Visa. Then as I married an Australian I was unaware of the processes to get a partner visa in Australia. Andre helped us ...

Thanks to Andre and the team from MyAustralianVisa my girlfriend and I are lucky to call ourselves Permanent Residents of Australia! Andre started to assist us back in 2013 with the Sponsorship visa and we just received our employer sponsored permanent residency visa. They were always great to deal ...

Thi and I would love to say thank you to you and My Australian Visa team for looking after our case. We are very excited after our 457 visas are granted. I had been searching for consultation in many different migration lawyers and agents. However, after the very first appointment with My Australian ...

Subclass 457 Visa granted post July 1st 2017

Dear Andre, I am so excited for the news that my Partner Visa is granted. I apologise for taking so long but it has been a very busy period for Matt and I and once more I thank you for the great job and the patience you showed. We wish you all the best and we will keep in touch for the second step ...

Gloria - Partner 820 Subclass Visa - De Facto Relationship

I sought the help of Andre and the awesome team at MY AUSTRALIAN VISA for my permanent residency application in October 2016. Upon taking my case Andre advised me to choose the employer nomination scheme ENS (subclass 186) visa as I was on a 457 visa as a metal fabricator. My employer agreed to go ...

Rajesh - Employer Sponsored Permanent Residency - ENS Subclass 186 Visa - TRT Stream

Andre Congiu has assisted us with our 457 visa application which has been granted at the first time. He is a really professional lawyer who does explain in detail everything and really wants to make sure you are choosing the best visa based on your circumstances and goals. I am very happy to refer ...

Terence - Temporary Work (Skilled) Subclass 457 Visa

Thanks to Andre, always available, reliable and happy to explain all the circumstances, I have finally got my Australian Permanent Resident Visa. He has started to assist me since 2013 when I applied and successfully got the sponsorship (457Visa) with the business that I'm working for. That day when ...

Mauro - 457 Visa and ENS 186 Visa