Right to Work Checks

The Resourcing Team assess the eligibility of an individual's right to work in the UK by verifying specified documentation to ensure they are eligible to reside and work in the UK. All documents must be valid, current and original.  Documents downloaded from the internet will not be accepted.

The candidate will need to provide evidence at their ID check appointment of at least one of the following:

  • British Passport and National Insurance card
  • EEA Passport /ID card (including Switzerland) and National Insurance card if the candidate possesses
  • Certificate of Registration / Naturalisation and National Insurance card
  • Residence permit / Permanent Residence card and National Insurance card
  • Full British Birth Certificate or Adoption Certificate (showing at least 1 parent)  and National Insurance card
  • Work Permit / Home Office Letter /Visa (Refer to Recruitment Services Manager) and National Insurance card if the candidate possesses

All documents must be originals or certified by a solicitor. They must be photocopied and kept on file. The person taking the copy must sign and date the copy to show it has been certified.

Employers must only accept identity documents in the applicants’ previous name where they are able to provide documentary evidence of the recent name change because of:

  • Marriage/civil partnership (i.e. marriage/civil partnership certificate)
  • Divorce/civil partnership dissolution (i.e. Decree absolute/civil partnership dissolution certificate)
  • Deed poll (i.e. deed poll certificate)

For full information on the Right to Work, please read the Right to Work Checks document.