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About VEVO checks

What is a VEVO Check?

Visa Entitlement Verification Online system (VEVO) allows visa holders, employers, education providers and other organisations to check visa conditions.

Australian citizens have unlimited rights to work or study in Australia. You cannot use VEVO to confirm this. You can provide a copy of your Australian citizenship certificate or your Australian passport to prove your citizenship.

An Australian visa holder can use the VEVO system to obtain the current details and conditions of the visa.

You can use VEVO to send proof of your visa conditions to others, for example, employers, landlords or the government of a country you would like to visit.

What is an Australian Right to Work check?

An Australian Right to Work Check validates the rights of an individual to work in Australia.The Australian Right to Work Check provides you with a Visa Right to Work Check.

What VEVO check tells you?

Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) allows visa holders, employers, education providers and other organisations to check visa details and conditions.

VEVO tells you:

  • which visa
  • the expiry date
  • the must not arrive after date
  • the period of stay (how long you can stay)
  • conditions (what you can and can't do)

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How to apply for VEVO check

Go to Backy Check website at

  • Select the check you want. You can also bundle with other checks you may want, as police check.
  • Pay, and you will receive a link. Where you can complete online the request by verifying your identity online, and upload your documets.
  • You will then receive your VEVO check.

Alternatively, if you are an individual, you can go on the Department of Home Affairs.

What do I need to conduct a VEVO check?

At least the following documents

Passport or ImmiCard and ONE of the following reference numbers:

  • Transaction reference number (TRN)
  • Visa grant number
  • Visa evidence number

Other VEVO check FAQs

Can an individual access VEVO through Backy Check

Yes. If you’re an Australian visa holder, you can access your VEVO visa details through our Australian Right to Work Check.

Our system connects with the Department of Home Affairs’s VEVO to easily and conveniently provide you with the Visa Right to Work Check.

You can also bundle this service with the Police Check, so you can seamlessly obtain both in one go. 😉

I am an Australian visa holder, why VEVO check couldn't find my visa details?

VEVO can only provide information about people who have their details available in the system.

You may not have a searchable record if you migrated to Australia before 1990 and have not since travelled out of Australia.

You may need to apply for an electronic visa record.

Some people may have an ImmiCard issued by VEVO. Government agencies can then use the ImmiCard to check their commencement of identity in Australia.