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Right to work in the UK

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Prove your ongoing right to work in the UK
  3. Prove your right to work in the UK from your start date to your end date
  4. Prove your right to work in the UK for 6 months

Overview

You will need to provide certain documents to prove your right to work in UK. 

Checking your documents

We need to see the original of any document you are using as evidence of your right to work in the UK.

Appointments are available at the Hawthorne Building. Please contact HR Services to arrange a suitable date and time on 0191 424 6640.

The following lists let you know what you will need to provide depending on how long you can work in the UK.

  • List A - documents to provide if you have a permanent right to work in the UK, this includes British citizens
  • List B (1 and 2) - documents to provide if you have a temporary right to work in the UK

List A - prove your ongoing right to work in the UK

  • A passport showing the holder, or a person named in the passport as the child of the holder, is a British citizen or a citizen of the UK and Colonies having the right of abode in the United Kingdom.
  • A passport or nationality identity card showing the holder, or a person named in the passport as the child of the holder is a national of the European Economic Area country or Switzerland.
  • A Registration certificate or Document Certifying Permanent Residence issued by the Home Office to a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland.
  • A Permanent Residence Card issued by the Home Office to the family member of a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland.
  • A Current Biometric Immigration Document (Biometric Residence Permit) issued by the Home Office to the holder indicating that the person named is allowed to stay indefinitely in the United Kingdom, or has no time limit on their stay in the United Kingdom.
  • A Current passport endorsed to show that the holder is exempt from immigration control, is allowed to stay indefinitely in the United Kingdom, has the right of abode in the United Kingdom, or has no time limit on their stay in the United Kingdom.
  • A Current Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office to the holder with an endorsement indicating that the named person is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK or has no time limit on their stay in the UK, together with an official document giving the person's permanent National Insurance Number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.
  • A full birth or adoption certificate issued in the United Kingdom which includes the name(s) of at least one of the holder's parents or adoptive parents, together with an official document giving the person's permanent National Insurance Number and their name issued by a Government Agency or a previous employer.
  • A birth or adoption certificate issued in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or Ireland, together with an official document giving the person's permanent National Insurance Number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.
  • A certificate of registration or naturalisation as a British Citizen, together with an official document giving the person's permanent National Insurance Number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.

List B (group 1) - prove your right to work in the UK from your start date to your end date

  • A current passport endorsed to show that the holder is allowed to stay in the UK and is currently allowed to do the type of work in question.
  • A current Biometric Immigration Document (Biometric Residence Permit) issued by the Home Office to the holder which indicates that the named person can currently stay in the UK and is allowed to do the work in question.
  • A current Residence card (including an Accession Residence Card or a Derivative Residence Card) issued by the Home Office to a non-European Economic Area national who is a family member of a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland or who has a derivative right of residence.
  • A current Immigration Status Document containing a photograph issued by the Home Office to the holder with a valid endorsement indicating that the named person may stay in the UK, and is allowed to do the type of work in question, together with an official document giving the person's permanent National Insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.

List B (group 2) - prove your right to work in the UK for 6 months

  • A Certificate of Application issued by the Home Office under regulation 17(3) or 18A (2) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, to a family member of a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland stating that the holder is permitted to take employment which is less than 6 months old together with a Positive Verification Notice from the Home Office Employer Checking Service.
  • An Application Registration Card issued by the Home Office stating that the holder is permitted to take the employment in question, together with a Positive Verification Notice from the Home Office Employer Checking Service.
  • A Positive Verification Notice issued by the Home Office Employer Checking Service to the employer or prospective employer, which indicates that the named person may stay in the UK and is permitted to do the work in question.

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