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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.

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Related Client Testimonials:

We can't find any words to describe our grateful feelings. We were very nervous about applying for another Student Visa and meeting the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE). We received outstanding professional work and we always have excellent communication even during the weekends. Andre is a very ...

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