Non-citizens who do not have a valid visa, or the necessary work conditions associated with their visa, are not permitted to work in Australia.
If you hire or refer for work non-citizens who don’t have the right to work, you face serious penalties including fines and/or imprisonment.
For more information about employing legal workers, go
Always sight the passport or the identity document, such as ImmiCard, that was used by the visa holder for the VEVO Entitlement Check; to confirm their identity and ensure that it matches the details shown.
Want to know more about VEVO?
For more information about VEVO, go to: http://www.border.gov.au/Busi/Visa
Please note: visa holders are not required to have a visa label in their passport for travel to, or stay in, Australia.
As a first process you will need to contact the Department of Home Affairs to check if your Visa information is up to date.
Then email email@example.com to investigate your VEVO check further.
A right to work check is a check that validates the work rights of an individual to work in Australia.
This is done either:
For VEVO right to work checks, the right to work check will only provide information if your details are available electronically in the Department of Immigration’s database (VEVO).
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.
New Zealanders are often granted a Special Category (subclass 444) visa to them when they arrive in Australia which automatically ends on their departure from Australia. If you were granted one of these visas and you are outside of Australia when a right to work check is run, you will be shown as not having a current visa as that visa will have ended when you left Australia.
Before an employer offers employment to a worker, they are legally required to check if they have valid working rights in Australia.
Employers and recruitment firms on-hiring workers, are lawfully required to cite the workers evidence of their right to work in Australia. Through using WorkChecks.com, you can gain evidence of this for your own employment needs.
NCC verifies Citizenship/Permanent Residency status by validating any of the following documents that have been approved by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) as evidence.
DIAC’s guidelines state the following is proof of a person’s entitlement to work:
Worker Checks will conduct a Work Rights check using DIAC’s Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) system to verify your work rights.
Please contact our customer support team via email - firstname.lastname@example.org
They will provide you with further instructions.
Please include your ID reference number, first name and surname in the email.
Most emails are answered on the same (or next) business day.
To successfully complete your Proof of Identity you will need to provide a total of four (4) different forms of ID that includes:
Please ensure that by providing the 4 types of ID we can verify:
All police history information is kept for 3 months as per our ACIC accreditation requirements. All police history information is destroyed after 3 months.
You are able to obtain a copy of your police check within 3 months. After this, a new police check application will be required.
We value your privacy and want to protect your identity at all times. Sending ID via email is not as secure as submitting the ID via our security encrypted website. All of your personal information is secure via the InstantID technology which is safer and more secure than scan to email.
For additional security we ask you to hold your ID as well so we can determine the authenticity of the photo and establish liveness detection.
This is how we gain assurance that you are the person who is the true owner of the ID.
Please ensure you follow the instructions carefully and submit a self photo holding your photo ID. An example is shown below.
- If you wish to register as a worker who will be working with children, you will need a current Working with Children Check (WWCC).
For organisation's who hold an account to screen workers - if the worker has a WWCC - we will screen weekly at no additional cost. Results will be available in your business portal. If there is a check discrepancy - you will receive an alert.
WWCC are only processed through the statutory organisations in each state – the contact details and websites for more information on the application process can be found below.
Once you have received your check – we welcome you to add it to your "check passport" and register it with workerchecks.com