Recruitment checks are an essential part of your offer as we cannot welcome you on board until all the necessary checks have been completed.

From 1 April 2022 there will be 2 ways for you to be able to demonstrate right to work unless you have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, or have applied to the EU settlement scheme and is waiting for a decision, for which a share code or online is the only way for you to prove the right to work.

  1. You can prove your right to work by providing:
  • date of birth
  • right to work share code

Currently, the online service supports checks in respect of those who hold:

  • a biometric residence permit
  • a biometric residence card
  • status issued under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • a digital Certificate of Application to the EU Settlement Scheme issued on or before 30 June 2021
  • status issued under the points-based immigration system
  • British National Overseas (BNO) visa, or
  • Frontier workers permit
  1. You can provide your original documents (remotely until September 2022 or in person on or after 1 October 2022)

Lists of acceptable documents for right to work checks

The documents we are able to accept to demonstrate right to work are listed below and set out in two lists – List A and List B.

You must bring the original document or documents to your interview in order to comply with our right to work policy.

List A contains the range of documents which you may accept for a person who has a permanent right to work in the UK. If you conduct the right to work checks correctly before employment begins, you will establish a continuous right to work for the duration of that person’s employment with you. You do not have to conduct any further checks.

List B contains a range of documents which may be accepted for a person who has a temporary right to work in the UK. If you conduct the right to work checks correctly you will establish a time-limited right to work. You will be required to conduct a follow-up check which should be undertaken in the same way as the original check. Managers are required to re-check employees with temporary or restricted eligibility to work in the UK every 12 months or 3 months prior to expiry whichever is earliest.

List A

Acceptable documents to establish a continuous statutory excuse

A passport (current or expired) showing the holder, or a person named in the passport as the child of the holder, is a British citizen or a citizen of the UK and Colonies having the right of abode in the UK.

A passport or passport card (current or expired) showing that the holder is a national of the Republic of Ireland.

current document issued by the Home Office to a family member of an EEA or Swiss citizen, and which indicates that the holder is permitted to stay in the United Kingdom indefinitely.

A document issued by the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Isle of Man, which has been verified as valid by the Home Office Employer Checking Service, showing that the holder has been granted unlimited leave to enter or remain under Appendix EU to the Jersey Immigration Rules, Appendix EU to the Immigration (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Rules 2008 or Appendix EU to the Isle of Man Immigration Rules.

current Biometric Immigration Document (Biometric Residence Permit) issued by the Home Office to the holder indicating that the person named is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK or has no time limit on their stay in the UK.

current passport endorsed to show that the holder is exempt from immigration control, is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK, has the right of abode in the UK, or has no time limit on their stay in the UK.

current Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office to the holder with an endorsement indicating that the named person is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK, or has no time limit on their stay in the UK, together with an official document giving the person’s permanent National Insurance number and their name issued by a government agency or a previous employer.

A birth or adoption certificate issued in the UK, together with an official document giving the person’s permanent National Insurance number and their name issued by a government agency or a previous employer.

A birth or adoption certificate issued in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or Ireland, together with an official document giving the person’s permanent National Insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.

A certificate of registration or naturalisation as a British citizen, together with an official document giving the person’s permanent National Insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.

 

List B

Group 1 – Documents where a time-limited statutory excuse lasts until the expiry date of leave

current passport endorsed to show that the holder is allowed to stay in the UK and is currently allowed to do the type of work in question.

current Biometric Immigration Document (Biometric Residence Permit) issued by the Home Office to the holder which indicates that the named person can currently stay in the UK and is allowed to do the work in question.

current document issued by the Home Office to a family member of an EEA or Swiss citizen, and which indicates that the holder is permitted to stay in the United Kingdom for a time limited period and to do the type of work in question..

A document issued by the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Isle of Man, which has been verified as valid by the Home Office Employer Checking Service, showing that the holder has been granted limited leave to enter or remain under Appendix EU to the Jersey Immigration Rules, Appendix EU to the Immigration (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Rules 2008 or Appendix EU to the Isle of Man Immigration Rules.

A document issued by the Bailiwick of Jersey or the Bailiwick of Guernsey, which has been verified as valid by the Home Office Employer Checking Service, showing that the holder has made an application for leave to enter or remain under Appendix EU to the Jersey Immigration Rules or Appendix EU to the Immigration (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Rules 2008, on or before 30 June 2021.

A frontier worker permit issued under regulation 8 of the Citizens' Rights (Frontier Workers) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.

current Immigration Status Document containing a photograph issued by the Home Office to the holder with a valid endorsement indicating that the named person may stay in the UK, and is allowed to do the type of work in question, together with an official document giving the person’s permanent National Insurance number and their name issued by a government agency or a previous employer.

Group 2 – Documents where a time-limited statutory excuse lasts for 6 months

A document issued by the Home Office showing that the holder has made an application for leave to enter or remain under Appendix EU to the immigration rules on or before 30 June 2021 together with a Positive Verification Notice from the Home Office Employer Checking Service.

A document issued by the Bailiwick of Jersey or the Bailiwick of Guernsey showing that the holder has made an application for leave to enter or remain under Appendix EU to the Jersey Immigration Rules or Appendix EU to the Immigration (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Rules 2008 on or before 30 June 2021 together with a Positive Verification Notice from the Home Office Employer Checking an Application Registration Card issued by the Home Office stating that the holder is permitted to take the employment in question, together with a Positive Verification Notice from the Home Office Employer Checking Service.

A Positive Verification Notice issued by the Home Office Employer Checking Service to the employer or prospective employer, which indicates that the named person may stay in the UK and is permitted to do the work in question