Home Office postpone end of temporary right to work check requirements

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The Home Office has delayed the end of temporary right to work check guidance in light of employer feedback. The temporary guidance to complete right to work checks remotely will now remain in place until 20 June 2021

On the 30 March 2020, the Home Office announced temporary right to work check requirements to be followed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Those changes allowed employers to conduct the checks remotely, rather than see original documentation in person. 

The Home Office originally planned a return to face to face checks on 17 May 2021, but this has now been pushed back until 20 June 2021 and employers can continue to check the right to work of applicants remotely until then. 

Further information

Further details can be found on the GOV.UK website

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