Acceptable right to work documents: an employer's guide

Information for employers on which documents can be accepted when conducting right to work checks.

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An employer’s guide to acceptable right to work documents

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This guide explains the document checks that should be carried out to find out if someone has the right to work in the UK, and to carry out the type of work employers are offering. It provides:

  • images of documents employers could be given
  • information on right to work document checks
  • information on acceptable documents for proving right to work

The illegal-working penalties collection includes all documents for employers on preventing illegal working.

Published 23 May 2014
Last updated 1 June 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance on acceptable right to work documents

  2. First published.