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.


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Do you have any questions regarding this article?

If you have never had to have a document notarised before, you may find our role as a notary public, the notary public services that we provide, and this whole process (especially authentication, legalisation and apostille) to be confusing and daunting. Do not worry! We are here to try to simplify it, make it easy for you to understand, and to guide you or assist you with achieving your desired goal.

Please contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information regarding this article or our notary public services.

Click here to see the flowchart that we created to help you understand the process regarding notarisation, apostille, authentication and legalisation.

So, what next?

If you are now ready to proceed with having your document notarised, please visit our Notary Fees page for a FREE quote on our notary public services or just call us on 02 9687 8885 and speak to our friendly staff about your requirements.

Why choose Phang Legal for your notary public services?

We are a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney known for our low-cost fixed fee notary services, our availability to provide notary public services on short notice, and our focus on personal and timely notary public services. With our offices conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area, our notary public assists clients from across all suburbs of Sydney and beyond.

Ern Phang, Notary Public

Notary Public

This website is maintained by Phang Legal, an incorporated legal practice in Parramatta and a leading provider of notary public services to clients across Sydney. Extensive experience and low-cost fixed prices ensures quality services and satisfied clients.

is the solicitor director of Phang Legal and a notary public. Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the kinds of issues faced by his clients in sending documents overseas.

All information contained in this article is for general purposes only and correct as at the time of publication. You should only rely on information and advice that is specific to your situation and current at the time you wish to rely on it.