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Right to Work documents - FAQ's



Proof of Right to Work in the UK


Checking a candidate’s right to work documents is a crucial part of the recruitment and employment process - but what are you actually looking out for as proof? Following last year’s implementation of the EU Settlement Scheme, and to aid with frequently asked questions, our Compliance Manager Eva Roy has put together an updated list so that you can be sure you’re following the correct guidelines.


UK Nationals


· A British passport


We can accept expired passports for no more than 10 years after the date of expiry.


· A birth certificate and proof of NI document


A proof of NI document could be a National Insurance card, Government letter issuing an NI number, P45/ P60, payslip from a previous employer, letter from HMRC or Department of Work and Pensions with an NI number provided.


EU, EEA, or Swiss Citizens


· Status under the EU Settlement Scheme


Either in the form of a Status Outcome letter or EU Share Code issued by the Home Office and is then verified by an employer with an online ECS check.


· Status under the points-based immigration system


This is shown as a visa stamp in a current passport.


· Indefinite Leave to Remain or Permanent Residence


This comes in the form of a Biometrics Residence Permit (BRP) sating ‘Indefinite Leave to Remain’ (ILR), ‘Indefinite Leave to Enter’ (ILE) or ‘No Time Limit’ (NTL), OR a current passport with an ILR, ILE or NTL stamp stating the holders right to remain in the UK.


Non EU Nationals


· A Biometrics Residence Permit (biometrics card)


· A UK work visa in a current passport


This could be under the points-based immigration system as above


· Indefinite Leave to Remain or Permanent Residence


This comes in the form of a Biometrics Residence Permit (BRP) sating ‘Indefinite Leave to Remain’ (ILR), ‘Indefinite Leave to Enter’ (ILE) or ‘No Time Limit’ (NTL), OR a current passport with an ILR, ILE or NTL stamp stating the holders right to remain in the UK.





As ever, if you have any questions, please contact us on 01305233170 and we will be happy to talk through these options.





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