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Right to Work checks from 6 April 2022

Proof of right to work for any check undertaken on or after 6 April 2022 cannot be evidenced by an individual’s Biometric Residence Permit, Biometric Residence Card or Frontier Worker Permit.

Non-UK nationals will be able to evidence their right to work via an online status check instead of presenting a BRP/BRC. Please see the HR guidance on online right to work checks, and how to complete these. UK and Irish nationals will be able to continue evidencing their right to work via their passport, or birth certificate with national insurance number. 


These pages provide guidance on UK immigration law relating to employees, workers and visitors. They are designed to help departments/institutions ensure that new staff have the right to work in the UK before they commence work. These pages also explain the processes to follow when appointing someone who needs to obtain right to work through the UK Immigration System, and the duties that need to be met throughout the employment of a sponsored individual. Following this guidance will help departments/institutions to stay within immigration law and it will help appointments to be made more smoothly.

There is training available for departments/institutions on immigration considerations within recruitment:

If you are in any doubt about any aspect of immigration with regards to recruitment or right to work checks, please contact the Compliance Team for further assistance before proceeding.