Genuine Temporary Entrant – Australia
- August 26, 2022
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Study in Australia
What is a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE)?
The Genuine Temporary Entrant is a personal statement that shows you intend to go to Australia temporarily to gain a quality education and to use the student visa program for its intended purpose and not as a way to gain residency in Australia. Providing a complete GTE will increase your chances of receiving a visa for Australia. Your statement should be in English. It is one of the ways to prove you are proficient in English and leaves a good impression. Be clear, concise and get to the point. If you are not comfortable writing it in English, you can write in your language and submit a translated copy with your application.
How Do You Prove That You Are a Genuine Temporary Entrant?
You can prove that you are a genuine temporary entrant by providing evidence that you have an incentive to return to your home country once you complete your studies. It includes family members who are dependent on you, employment opportunities, a business you own, investments etc., that you have in your home country.
You can provide further details of the written statement in the application form or attach a separate document with supporting documents.
You should present your case precisely and honestly in your statement. Be truthful and avoid unsupported reasoning or copying someone’s GTE statement. Own your mistakes and failure without hiding anything. If you failed a few subjects or your visa was rejected, explain why truthfully.
What evidence and information to include in your GTE statement?
Your previous study- you will include your academic transcripts showing qualifications achieved, name of the education provider(s), length of study and certificates of attainment.
Gaps in the previous study- if you have gaps in your studies, explain why, including where you did not maintain enrollment.
Current employment- if you are currently employed, state your current employer, company address, period of employment, details of your position at the company, and the name and contact details of someone who can confirm your employment.
Ties to the home country or country of residence- you will need to show evidence of financial, family or social ties. You have to prove that you have significant incentives to return home.
The economic situation in the home country or country of residence-you should present documents showing employment or business activities you’ve done for 12 months before applying, potential employment offers including salary and other benefits after course completion and income tax return or bank statements.
Employment in a third country- do you have potential employment offers, including salary and other benefits after course completion? You can include that too.
What else will you include?
You should explain why you have chosen a specific university and why Australia and not other countries offering the course. Include information on all courses you have been enrolled in, are currently enrolled in and are intending to enroll in.
You should also include:
How the course you are enrolling in is related to your previous qualifications or employment.
How the course is relevant to your future career or educational plans.
Which field you’ll be looking to gain employment in and in which country.
The salary increase you expect once you gain your qualification.
The potential employers you’ve contacted in your home country.
The information about other countries you hope to work in upon graduation. You can list Australia if applicable.
A list of career opportunities that you would be eligible for upon graduation (you can include evidence from employment websites, research and company websites)
The information on salaries that companies are offering for similar roles. You should give evidence from company and job websites.
A business plan and supporting documents if you want to study in Australia to start a business when you return to your home country.
How does the IMMI visa case officer assess your GTE statement?
Situations in your home country (or country of residence)- they will want to know why you aren’t studying in your home country or region if a similar course is available there, if ties to your home country support an intention to return after finishing your studies, your economic situation, military service commitments you are trying to avoid, and political and civil unrest in your home country.
The potential situation in Australia- they’ll see if you have ties to Australia that presents a good incentive to stay, level of knowledge of the proposed course and the education provider, your previous study and qualifications and your planned living arrangements and financial stability while in Australia.
Value of the course to your future- they’ll want to know if the course is consistent with your current level of education, if it is relevant to past or proposed future employment in your home country or a third country and the expected salary and other benefits in your home country or a third country obtained with your qualifications from the proposed course of study.
Your immigration history- they’ll want to know about your previous visa applications for Australia or other countries and if your visas were refused or cancelled.
The GTE assessment does not weigh heavily statements not supported by evidence. They consider your circumstances when making a decision. Your situation is assessed as a whole. Ministerial Direction 69 (52KB PDF) sets out several factors taken into account when determining if you meet the GTE requirement. It is not a checklist, but you are encouraged to read it before drafting your GTE statement.
Include as much information and evidence as possible in your GTE statement to help give a full view of your situation. This will help the visa officers decide on your student visa application. Otherwise, you might be asked for more information, delaying the decision on your visa application.
Staying in Australia After Your Student Visa Expires
The Genuine Temporary Entrant requirement is not aimed at discouraging students who gained valuable skills while studying and want to put those skills to use for Australia’s benefit. After you have completed your studies, you can apply for a work visa in Australia.