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Find out how the Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) works

VEVO is a secure and free Visa Entitlement Verification Online, to check the details of your visa. Besides, it gives you information about its updated conditions.

Through VEVO Visa Entitlement Verification Online, you can validate the following information:

  • Visa category.
  • Visa number.
  • Details of your permission to enter Australia.
  • The type of visa granted.
  • All conditions that are subject to your visa. (Example: Work, study, be able to enter and leave the country)
  • Visa expiration date.
  • The period in which the visa will allow you to be within Australia.

This type of service can be requested at any time and is available to:

  • Visa holders
  • Employers
  • Education Providers and other entities

It is important to know that the information provided by this platform about your visa is only valid at the time of the query, and should only be considered valid when received directly from this system (VEVO).

This is how you can access VEVO:

Locate one of the reference numbers that are linked to your visa. You can use either of these:

  • Transaction Reference Number (TRN): You will have a TRN if you applied for your visa online. If you don’t remember the number, you can search it in your ImmiAccount in the part that says “online lodging summary”.
  • Visa Evidence Number: You may have this number if you have a visa label attached to your passport. Not all passports have this label.
  • Visa Grant Number. Find this number in your visa notification letter, which you may have received by mail or email.

*If you performed this process with an immigration agent, he may receive this letter, ask them.

As soon as you have located any of the above numbers, you will be able to access the Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) website and enter one of them along with your passport number.

The platform will also ask you for other data, such as your date of birth.

Pay attention to the functions indicated on your visa:

Once you access the system, you will find the details of the visa and the conditions associated with the holder in question.

You should know that NOT all visas allow people to work in Australia. There are many types of visas that don’t give you the right to work while you are in the country. A clear example would be the tourist visa.

Others, such as the “Sponsor Visa” allows you to work for a single employer while you are in Australia.

However, if that “sponsored” worker has a partner who is in the country with a “Partner Visa” dependent on that sponsorship, he or she can work for as many employers as he or she wants.

Different is the case of “Student visa” which limits the number of hours you can work.

There are thousands of different conditions depending on the type of visa you are granted, so it is best to review your rights and obligations through VEVO once you are given a visa. So you will know the conditions from the beginning.

To avoid any inconvenience during the process, the Australian Government generally recommends that all companies enter with the permission of the holder before employing a worker, to review the worker’s VEVO.

Companies that hire or have workers without the right to work may face fines or even imprisonment.

Carrying out a migration process can be exhausting as many times these factors are not taken into account when applying for the visa we want, which is why it is important to receive the advice of a Specialised Immigration Agent. That is why Visado will help you at each stage and guide you in the best way.

Who can enter VEVO?

The VEVO online verification system can only provide information about people who have the data available within the system.

Some people emigrated to Australia before 1990 and have not travelled outside Australia and do not have VEVO. For them, there is the possibility to apply for electronic visa registration.

All visa records are stored in a central database in Australia, allowing online verification of visa data by both the holder, registered Australian organisations, and airline personnel.

This is why it is important to have electronic registration of your visa in VEVO.


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