SSVF Program

Simplified student visa framework (SSVF) was introduced on 1 July 2016 to replace the previous Streamlined visa processing (SVP) arrangement and assessment level (AL) framework as major student visa reform.

According to SSVF, the student visa categories will be reduced from eight subclasses to two subclasses only, student visa subclass 500 and student guardian visa Subclass 590. The previous three assessment levels (Level 1, 2 and 3) will be replaced by a single immigration risk framework for all international students. Under this new framework, students’ evidentiary requirements will be based on their country of origin and education provider.

Under this new framework, all students’ applications will be assessed against the same criteria as level one, regardless of their country of origin or nationality. However the immigration officer may request additional documents from applicants to assess whether they are genuine student or not, which is called the genuine temporary entry (GTE). To meet this GTE requirement(hyperlink), applicant needs to demonstrate there are truly
coming to Australia for study other than other purpose.

Korrylink can help you with the writing of the GTE statements based on your circumstances or level of studies.