Check if a document allows someone to work in the UK

Use this service to find out:

  • which types of document give someone the right to work in the UK
  • what a right to work check involves for each of them

Because of coronavirus (COVID-19), there are temporary changes to the way you can check documents. You can ask for documents digitally and make checks on a video call instead of in person.

Use a different service to check a job applicant’s right to work if they’ve given you their share code. You will not need to check their documents as well.

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