Guidance

Right to work checklist

A list for employers to check if their staff have the right to work in the UK.

Document

Employers' right to work checklist

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This checklist explains the types of documents that are acceptable for checking an employee’s right to work and how long the check is valid for.

Check if someone can work in the UK using our quick answer tool.

If you’re reasonably satisfied that the worker has an outstanding application with the Home Office that was made before their previous leave expired or has an outstanding appeal against a Home Office decision, you can get a Positive Verification Notice from the Employer Checking Service.

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

Published 16 May 2014
Last updated 26 November 2014 + show all updates
  1. Updated document
  2. added link to new online employer checking service form
  3. First published.