The Home Office published new guidance regarding how to carry out right to work checks and which documents you can use from 1st July 2021. You can read the latest guidance here.
The main changes relate to the right to work checks required for EEA/Swiss nationals after 1st July, with an EEA passport, national identity card or Residence Documentation no longer sufficient to prove their right to work.
Those EEA/Swiss nationals with a digital status under the EU Settlement Scheme will have to evidence this through the online checking service. The online service is also available to EEA/Swiss nationals with a Frontier Worker Permit, as well as to people of any nationality with a Biometric Residence Permit. Manual checks can still be used for anyone with a physical BRP.
The following documents have been added to List A and List B:
- Documents issued to EEA/Swiss nationals and their family members by Crown Dependencies (the Bailiwick of Jersey, the Bailiwick of Guernsey or the Isle of Man)
- Irish passports (which includes the Irish passport card)
A short exceptions list has also been included for EEA citizens without Settled Status, which includes documents such as the Frontier Worker Permit, and the Service Provider of Switzerland visa.
The wizard within the Right to Work service has been updated to reflect this updated guidance.We already incorporated the use of sharecodes into our online verification services. We have now also updating the TrustID Right to Work service to include the published changes to List A and List B, as well as the exceptions list. The system wizard ensures that your hiring managers are guided through the process and directed to upload the correct combination of documents.