Student visa applicants should provide evidence of meeting the GTE requirement in their application form. This must include a statement in response to the question in the form along with documentation to support claims made in the statement such as:
- Evidence of employment
- Copies of educational qualifications.
Your statement should be written by you, even if you are using an agent. You must provide a statement addressing the GTE requirement in English in the application form. If you are not comfortable writing your statement in English, you can write it in your own language, have it translated and then provide the translation in your application.
Remember, a decision about whether you meet this requirement can be made based on the information you provide with your application alone, so it is important to answer this question.
When assessing the GTE requirement, case officers consider:
- Your circumstances
- Your immigration history
- If you are under 18, the intention of your parent, legal guardian or spouse of the applicant
- Any other relevant matter.
All employers are being encouraged to advertise locally before seeking temporary foreign workers. This means that Immigration officials have to be satisfied that the nominated foreign worker, is more suitable for the role compared to the local pool of talent. This is being enforced quite strictly because of a rise in unemployment.