Updated guidance – right to work checks

Posted on July 2nd, 2024

The Home Office has updated its guidance ‘Employer’s guide to right to work checks’. The update was provided on 21 June 2024. The guidance explains how to carry out right to work checks, why you need to do them and which documents you can use. The guidance applies to right to work checks conducted on or after 13 June 2024. Previous versions of the guide are available for checks before this date. Page 7 of the updated guidance contains a summary of the significant changes since the last publication, which includes the following:

  • Right to work checks involving EEA citizens and their non-EEA family members with pre-settled status under the EUSS.
  • Clarification on the role of the Department for Science and Innovation Technology (DSIT), within the accreditation process of IDSPs and holding a certificate against a current version of the UK Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework (UKDIATF).
  • Clarification on follow-up checks involving holders of short-dated Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) and the Home Office transition to online evidence of immigration status (eVisa).
  • Application Registration Card (ARC) holders granted permission to work in jobs on the Shortage Occupation List or Immigration Salary List. In addition, clarification on follow-up checks of this cohort via the Home Office Employer Checking Service (ECS).
  • Clarification that List A, item 6 of the acceptable documents list also includes consular birth certificates.

A link to the updated guidance can be found here.

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