UK Home Office Updates Ending Date for Adjusted Right to Work Checks

The UK Home Office has confirmed that adjusted right to work checks will end on August 31, 2021 (inclusive).

Current Guidance for Employers up to August 31
  • Ask the worker to submit a scanned copy or a photo of their original documents via email or using a mobile app
  • Arrange a video call with the worker; ask them to hold up the original documents to the camera and check them against the digital copy of the documents; record the date you made the check and mark it as “adjusted check undertaken on [insert date] due to COVID-19
  • If the worker has a current Biometric Residence Permit or Biometric Residence Card or has been granted status under the EU Settlement Scheme or the points-based immigration system employers may use the online right to work checking service while doing a video call – the applicant must give permission to view their details.
Guidance for Employers after September 1
  • Check the applicant’s original documents, or
  • Check the applicant’s right to work online, if they’ve provided their share code
  • Employers do not need to carry out retrospective checks on those who had a COVID-19 adjusted check between March 30, 2020 and August 31, 2021 (inclusive).


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