Proof of ID / Right to Work in the UK

As you will probably be aware, it is also a legal requirement that we confirm the identity of all candidates with whom we are actively working, so if you have not already sent us proof of your identity / right to work in the UK, please do so as soon as you’re able.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO PROVE IDENTITY

There are two lists of acceptable documents we can use to prove a Candidates identity. Proof of having seen ONE document from the first list is acceptable OR any combination of TWO documents from the second list

LIST 1

  • A passport showing that the holder is a British citizen, or has a right of abode in the United Kingdom.
  • A national passport or identity card showing that the holder is a national of a European Economic Area country or Sweden (whose nationals have the same free movement & employment rights). This includes: Austria, Greece, Netherlands, Belgium, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Portugal, Finland, Italy, Spain, France, Liechtenstein, Sweden, Germany, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Latvia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovenia, Estonia, Malta, Hungary & Poland
  • A residence permit issued by the Home Office to a national from a European Economic Area country or Switzerland.
  • A passport or other document issued by the Home Office which has an endorsement stating that the holder has a current right of residence in the United Kingdom as the family member of a national from a European Economic Area country or Switzerland who is resident in the UK.
  • A passport or other travel document endorsed to show that the holder can stay indefinitely in the United Kingdom, or has no time limit on their stay.
  • A passport or other travel document endorsed to show that the holder can stay in the United Kingdom; and that this endorsement allows the holder to do the type of work you are offering if they do not have a work permit.
  • An Application Registration Card issued by the Home Office to an asylum seeker stating that the holder is permitted to take employment.

 

LIST 2

FIRST COMBINATION:

A)    A document giving the person’s permanent National Insurance Number and name. This could be a: P45, P60, National Insurance card, or a letter from a Government agency. Along with checking and copying a document giving the person’s National Insurance Number, we must also check and copy only one of the following documents (B-H):

B)    a full birth certificate issued in the United Kingdom, which includes the names of the holder’s parents
OR
C)    a birth certificate issued in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or Ireland
OR
D)    a certificate of registration or naturalisation stating that the holder is a British citizen
OR
E)    a letter issued by the Home Office which indicates that the person named in it can stay indefinitely in the United Kingdom, or has no time limit on their stay
OR
F)     an Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office with an endorsement indicating that the person named in it can stay indefinitely in the United Kingdom, or has no time limit on their stay
OR
G)    a letter issued by the Home Office which indicates that the person named in it can stay in the United Kingdom and this allows them to do the type of work you are offering
OR
H)    an Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office with an endorsement indicating that the person named in it can stay in the United Kingdom and this allows them to do the type of work you are  offering.
SECOND COMBINATION:

A)    A work permit or other approval to take employment that has been issued by Work Permits UK. Along with a document issued by Work Permits UK, we must also see, check & copy one of the following
documents (B-C):
B)    a passport or other travel document endorsed to show that the holder is able to stay in the United Kingdom and can take the work permit employment in question
OR
C)    a letter issued by the Home Office confirming that the person named in it is able to stay in the United Kingdom and can take the work permit employment in question

If you have a digital camera or a scanner you can use these to make digital copies of documents which can then be emailed as an attachment, preferably a jpeg file, or if this method is not available to you, a photocopy can be posted to us at the address shown below or faxed to +44 (0) 1483 301222.

 

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