China – Notarise Evidence of Visa Status in Australia


WARNING. We have repeatedly advised clients that the Chinese Embassy, the Chinese Consulate (and its other foreign offices) will reject documents that contain copies of the Chinese Passport or any other document issued by the Chinese Government or authority, even if they have been certified and notarised by a notary public in Australia.

If you are not an Australian citizen and you do not hold an Australian passport, your ability to enter and remain in Australia depends on your visa. Sometimes you may need to prove your visa status and one of the ways that you can do this is through the Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO).

Previously, if you had an Australian visa, it was printed as a label and affixed to one of the pages in your passport. Now, visas are recorded electronically. The visa records are available online to you, the visa holder, and to authorised organisations, such as employers, to confirm your visa status and any other entitlements or restrictions that are associated with that visa.

If you must prove your Australian visa status in China, we can assist you with:

  • Notarising your VEVO and other associated documents (such as Visa Grant Notices)
  • Arranging for authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; and
  • Legalising with the Chinese Embassy or Chinese Consulate.