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Name of the Organization : Department of Immigration & Border Protection
Type of Facility : Visa Entitlement Verification Online VEVO
Country : Australia

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Visa Entitlement Verification Online:

Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) is a free online service that gives visa holders, employers and other registered organisations access to visa entitlements and status information 24 hours a day. VEVO means that there is no need to have a visa label in a passport.

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For visa holders:
As a visa holder you can use VEVO to check your current visa details and entitlements. You can also send your entitlement details to any email address you like.

You do not need to register to use VEVO – all you need is your passport or ImmiCard details and one of the reference numbers that we have provided to you.

With your permission, VEVO can also give registered organisations a limited amount of relevant information on your visa conditions and codes. They can use this information to check if you are able to work or undertake other activities in Australia, such as study. Organisations do not see the same level of detailed information that is given to you.

VEVO will only provide information if your details are available electronically in our systems. Some foreign nationals, such as those permanent residents that migrated to Australia before the early 1990s and have not travelled out of Australia since, might not have a searchable record with us.

For registered organisations:
Registered organisations can use VEVO to check a foreign national’s entitlement to live, work and study in Australia. You must have the foreign national’s permission before you conduct any VEVO check.

Only information about foreign nationals who have their details available in our systems can be checked in VEVO. Some foreign nationals, such as those permanent resident that migrated to Australia before the early 1990s and who have not since travelled out of Australia, might not have a searchable record with us.

VEVO is one way of checking someone’s right to work in Australia. If you are unable to use VEVO to confirm your employee’s right to work, please go to our Employing Legal Workers webpage which sets out other options that are available to you.

How to register to use VEVO:

Organisations can register for VEVO at any time by completing the online registration form.

The types of organisations that register for VEVO include:
** Registered Migration Agents (RMAs)
** employers
** labour suppliers
** education providers
** financial institutions and
** Government agencies.

To register you must have an Australian Business Number (ABN).

Those looking to apply for ‘Registered Migration Agent’ access to VEVO will need to provide their Migration Agent Registration Number. If you are based outside Australia and do not have an ABN, you will need to apply for one from the Australian Business Register.

Education institutions should provide their Commonwealth Register for Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) number or the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) number, if not the CRICOS number is not available.

Note: oreign governments in Australia cannot register for VEVO. If you are a representative of a foreign government and need to know the visa status of a foreign national in Australia, you can ask them to email you their status directly from VEVO.

Requirements to check a foreign national’s details:
VEVO does not provide evidence of the identity of a person. Always sight the passport or the identity document, such as ImmiCard, that was used for the VEVO Entitlement Check; to confirm their identity and ensure that it matches the details shown in the VEVO Entitlement Check.

You must also request and retain the visa holder’s permission to check their details in VEVO.

When using VEVO you need to be aware of the following:
** VEVO will not confirm or display the name of the visa holder as recorded in our systems.
** Visa holders do not require a visa label or stamp in their passport.
** Only holders of non-Australian passports can be checked in VEVO.
** VEVO will not allow details of Australian passports to be entered.
** ImmiCard is the only Australian issued document able to be searched in VEVO.

To start checking visa holder’s details and entitlements, please use the person’s passport or ImmiCard and enter their:
** name (family and given) – this should be as it appears on the person’s passport
** date of birth
** passport or ImmiCard number
** country of passport (in the case of an ImmiCard, this will be Australia).

If you encounter error messages when using VEVO, information detailing the most common error messages and steps to take is available in ‘Common questions’.

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