As an employer what do i need to know about right to work (VEVO) checks?

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.

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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.

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Please note: visa holders are not required to have a visa label in their passport for travel to, or stay in, Australia.