On 1 September 2015, the Australian Government stopped issuing visa labels for Australian visas in favour of issuing electronic visas. All visa records are now stored in a central database which enables online checking of visa details by visa holders, registered Australian organisations and airline staff.
As a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney, we are often asked by clients to verify their visa status so that they can prove their Australian residency. In addition to notarising visa labels as part of the passport, we can also verify visa information through the Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) and notarise the search results.
Our access through VEVO is limited, but enough to identify the passport number with the residency status and with the passport associate the passport with the passport holder.