- Right-to-work checks must be conducted online for certain work permit holders beginning April 5, 2022
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.
Continue to check the UK’s government website for additional information and updates.