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Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)

Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)

"VEVO" is short for Visa Entitlement Verification Online and provides information about a foreigner's Australian visa status. The German missions in Australia need a VEVO for a number of application, e.g. passports, citizenship applications and others. It is always needed when you have to show that you legally reside in Australia. It is also used as proof that the applicant has not applied for Australian citizenship.

All statements mentioned on this website are based on knowledge and experiences of the German missions in Australia at the time the website was published.  As far as correctness and completeness are concerned this information is supplied without liability.

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An appointment is needed at all missions in Australia. Depending on the mission, the appointment can be made online or over the phone.

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Two German Missions and ten Honorary Consuls throughout Australia offer consular services. Each mission covers a specific geographic region. To find out which Mission can assist you, what the hours of operation are and how to reach it please use our interactive Consulate Finder.