Right to Work in the UK

All workers must be asked to provide proof of their British citizenship or their right to work in the UK. Recognised documents are either:

  • A British passport
  • A passport or National Identity Card (both sides must be provided) issued in a country in the EU or EEA
  • A full UK birth or adoption certificate which includes the name of at least one of the holder’s parents, together with an official document showing their full name and National Insurance number issued by a Government agency or previous employer
  • A current Biometric Residence Permit (both sides must be provided) issued by the Home Office
  • A current passport endorsed to show the holder may stay indefinitely in the UK, has the right of abode in the UK or has no time limit in the UK (both passport photo page and visa page must be provided)
  • A Certificate of Application issued by the Home Office to a family member of a national of the EU or EEA stating the holder may take employment which must be dated within the last 6 months
  • A current Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office together with an official document showing their name and National Insurance number issued by a Government agency or previous employer
  • A certificate of registration or naturalisation as a British Citizen together with an official document showing their name and National Insurance number issued by a Government agency or previous employer

We cannot accept Driving Licences or UK citizenship cards as proof of ID as they do not meet the guidelines set out by the Government.

Please note we can make no exceptions to this requirement as it is a legal necessity for
employers to get proof of right to work in the UK from all employees.

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