Revised guidance for right to work checks

The Home Office has published updates to its right to work checks guide for employers.

8 March 2023

The Home Office has updated the Employer's Guide to Right to Work Checks, which advises an employer on how to conduct a right to work check and sets out the specific actions you can take to prevent liability for a civil penalty.

The latest version of the guidance includes:

  • clarification on the use of Identity Document Validation Technology (IDVT) and Identity Service Providers (IDSPs) to support employers conducting manual document-based checks and using the Home Office online checking service
  • clarification on the end of the COVID-19 temporary adjusted checks on 30 September 2022
  • information on in-time applications for permission to stay in the UK and 3C leave 
  • information on acceptable documents for right to work checks
  • information on sponsored work and student categories
  • information on the employment of Ukraine nationals.

Read the updated guidance in full on the government website.