This app judges if a person can legally work in Australia -- by scanning their passport

A Melbourne startup has claimed to have built an app that can instantly determine the visa eligibility of a person wanting to work Australia, just by scanning their passport identification page.

CheckWorkRights, which recently launched in the Apple App Store, can return a job candidate’s visa status in “just seconds”, including information on visa type, expiry date and any conditions attached to the permission to work.

“We have seen a number of instances recently where CheckWorkRights and a simple scan of a worker’s passport could have saved a business from serious fines due to non-compliance,” said CheckWorkRoghts co-founder Will Aldous.

“Many businesses who we work with are surprised to learn they are non-compliant and at risk of serious penalties and reputational damage, and were previously unaware of their obligations to do regular checks on the expiry dates and conditions of their employees’ visas.”

The software startup was established in 2015 by Aldous and Aaron Smith and self-funded the whole way. Read more

Tony Yoo - Business Insider Australia - 17 Nov 2017


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