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Key Points

  • Right-to-work checks must be conducted online for certain work permit holders beginning April 5, 2022

Overview

On December 16, 2021, the government of the United Kingdom updated guidance for employee right-to-work checks that will go into effect in April 2022. Beginning April 5, 2022, physical biometric cards will no longer be accepted for the right-to-work checks. Instead, employers will need to conduct an online right-to-work check. Currently, the online service can support the following categories:

  • Biometric residence permit holders
  • Biometric residence cardholders
  • Individuals with status issued under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • Holders of a digital Certificate of Application to the EU Settlement Scheme issued on or before June 30, 2021
  • Individuals with a status issued under the point-based immigration system
  • British National Overseas (BNO) visa holders, OR
  • Frontier workers permit holders

A manual right-to-work check should be conducted for categories not supported by the online service. Additionally, any right-to-work check undertaken before April 6, 2022, with a physical biometric card will remain valid. For additional information concerning the guidance, click here.

What are the Changes

The government of the UK released new guidance for the right-to-work checks that will go into effect the first week of April 2022.

Looking Ahead

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

Source: GOV.UK

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