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June 2024: New Version of the Employer’s Guide to Right to Work Checks


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The Home Office has recently published an update to the Employer’s Guide to Right to Work checks, marking the third update in 2024. This update coincides with the 10th anniversary of its initial publication in May 2014.

Note: This update was published under the previous Conservative Government before the July 4th General Election.

Our Right to Work Experts have gone through the 60+ paged document for you, and below, have summarised the key amendments to this latest edition.

Key Changes in the Latest Update

1. Right to Work Checks for EEA Citizens and Their Non-EEA Family Members: Clarification on the previously announced changes to Right to Work checks involving EEA citizens and their non-EEA family members who possess pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).

2. Follow-Up Checks for Short-Dated Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs): The update clarifies the procedures for follow-up checks involving holders of short-dated BRPs and details the Home Office’s transition to online evidence of immigration status (eVisa).

3. Application Registration Card (ARC) Holders: Clarification is provided for ARC holders granted permission to work in jobs listed on the Shortage Occupation List or Immigration Salary List.

4. Consular Birth Certificates: It is clarified that List A, item 6 of the acceptable documents list, now includes consular birth certificates.

Download the Employer’s Guide to Right to Work checks

You can download the full Home Office update by completing this form:

Implications for HR, Recruitment and Compliance teams

The updates featured in this latest revision clarify previously announced changes, ensuring employers remain informed and compliant with current Right to Work legislation. There is no urgent change to legislation that you need to take.

We recommend you read the following blogs our team have written to learn more about the individual changes features in this update and how they will impact your Right to Work checking process:

Staying Compliant with Right to Work Legislation

To ensure compliance with these changes, it is crucial to integrate the updated guidelines into your Right to Work processes. Our team can provide a free compliance consultation, offering detailed explanations of the updates and their impact on your business.

If you have any questions or concerns about these updates, please contact one of our Right to Work specialists. They are equipped to guide you through the necessary steps to maintain compliance with the latest Home Office regulations.

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