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Key Points

  • On February 28, 2023, the United Kingdom introduced further guidance for the completion of Right-To-Work checks


The United Kingdom (UK) government published new information for employers conducting Right-To-Work (RTW) checks on February 28, 2023. This new information includes the following:

  • Clarifying the requirements and penalties for employers who work with an Identity Service Provider (IDSP) to complete an RTW check for a British or Irish employee. As a result, the government noted that employers continue to be responsible if any issues occur with the RTW check, even if the IDSP was responsible for checking an employee’s photo and immigration status.
  • Expanding the options for employers who seek to extend a work visa for employees who do not hold acceptable documentation to complete the RTW check.
  • Introducing guidelines for online RTW checks for foreign nationals holding short-term Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs).

For additional information on the requirements of RTW checks, look here.

What are the Changes?

The government of the UK introduced new guidelines for certain aspects of the RTW check process. According to the government announcement, these new guidelines apply to all RTW checks conducted on or after January 26, 2023.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of the UK’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of the United Kingdom

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