Changes to the Right to work checks standard

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12 / 8 / 2013 10.17am

The Right to work checks standard has been updated to ensure it is in line with requirements published by the UKBA.

The changes that have been made are to the combination of documents required under list B on pages 8 and 9 of the standard. The new acceptable document combinations are:

List B: Acceptable document combinations

There are three combinations under List B which can be accepted, in order for you to assure an excuse, you will need to see two documents from the same combination.

Combination one:

Either one of the documents listed below can be accepted where it is accompanied by a work permit, or other approval issued by the Home Office or UKBA:

  • a passport or travel document endorsed to show the holder is allowed to stay in the UK and is allowed to do the work being offered 
  • a letter issued by the Home Office or UKBA to the holder or the employer, or prospective employer of the holder which indicates that the holder can stay in the UK and can take up the work being offered.

Combination two:

Either one of the documents listed below can be accepted where it is accompanied with evidence of verification of right to work by the Home Office's Employer Checking Service*:

  • a certificate of application that is less than six months old issued by the Home Office or the UKBA to, or for, a family member of a national of a EEA country or Switzerland stating that the holder is permitted to take employment
  • an Application Registration Card issued by the Home Office or the UKBA stating that the holder is permitted to take employment.

Combination three:

Either of the two documents below may be accepted when accompanied by an official document giving the person's permanent National Insurance (NI number) and name. This could be a P45, P60, National Insurance card, or a letter from a Government agency
or previous employer:

  • an Immigration Status Document issued to the holder by the Home Office or the UKBA with an endorsement indicating that the person named in it can stay in the United Kingdom and is allowed to do the type of work in question
  • a letter issued by the Home Office or the UKBA to the holder, employer or prospective employer, which indicates that the person named in it can stay in the UK and is allowed to do the type of work being offered.

*The Home Office provides and employer checking service for verifying an individual’s right to work in the UK, further information about the service can be found at: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/business-sponsors/preventing-illegalworking/employercheckingservice

Further information

For a copy of the amended document please visit the Employment Check Standard pages on our website or click here to download it now.

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