The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced that no visa labels will be available from 1 September 2015.
From 1 September 2015, visa holders will no longer be able to request or obtain visa labels for their passport. A visa label typically contains visa information including expiry dates and visa conditions.
Instead, visa holders are required to use the Department’s online system, Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) to check their visa status, work rights, important information and visa conditions.
In a media release, the Department stated:
This provides real-time visa information to registered organisations and other appropriate stakeholders as well as visa holders themselves through the free Visa Entitlement Verification Online service or the myVEVO mobile app. Airline staff use the Advance Passenger Processing system to confirm that a passenger has a valid Australian visa.
How does my employer confirm my work rights?
Employers are able to use VEVO to check the work entitlements of visa holders using their Organisation Account holder login and entering passport information into the system. Alternatively, employers or agencies may use the DVS service to confirm a visa holders’ entitlement to work.