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New online ‘Right to Work’ check announced

December 20, 2018 | Employment, Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Employers can now ‘rely’ on an online Right to Work Checking Service, as recently announced by the UK Home Office.

Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes recently announced that from 28th January 2019, all employers will be able to comply with illegal working legislation within the UK via a new online ‘Right to Work’ checking service.

By using the new online checking service, employers will be able to access real time, up to date information about all migrants right to work within the UK. This comes as an initiative to increase the transparency of an individuals rights in the UK.

Caroline Nokes stated that:

 “This is another step we are taking to simplify and modernise the immigration system. The online Right to Work Checking Service makes the checks simpler for employers and provides greater security as they no longer need to rely on physical documents when checking migrants’ status, further reducing the risk of forged documents being presented.

“Above all, our new checking service makes it easier than ever for migrants to view and prove their right to work in the UK.”

The new online system shall be free to use and also means that employers shall no longer be required to also request paper documents in addition to the use of this service.

UK nationals without a British passport will also be able to demonstrate their citizenship easier through the new system, in which can also apply to non-EEA nationals and EEA nationals in relation to Biometric Residence Permits and those under the settlement scheme.

Further updates regarding the launching of the new system are set to be announced by the Home Office in the New Year.

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