Proof of Right to Work in the UK Checklist

It’s important to have the right documents to show you have the right to work in the UK.  If you can’t show your consultant an original copy of one of the following documents, you won’t be able to register or apply for a job. 

Valid documents which show ongoing entitlement to work in the UK

  • A passport showing that you are a British citizen or a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies and have the right of abode in the United Kingdom
  • A passport or national identity card showing that you are a national of the European Economic Area or Switzerland
  • A residence permit, registration or certificate or document certifying or indicating permanent residence issued by the Home Office, Border and Immigration Agency or UK Border Agency to a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland
  • A permanent residence card issued by the Home Office, Border and Immigration Agency or UK Border Agency to a family member of a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland
  • A current Biometric Immigration Document issued by the UK Border Agency to the holder which indicates the person named in it is allowed to stay indefinitely in the United Kingdom, or has no time limit on their stay in the United Kingdom
  • A current passport or other travel document endorsed to show that the holder is exempt from immigration control, is allowed to stay indefinitely in the United Kingdom, has the right of abode in the United Kingdom, or has no time limit on their stay in the United Kingdom
  • A current Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office, Border and Immigration Agency or UK Border Agency to the holder with an endorsement indicating that the person named in it is allowed to stay indefinitely in the United Kingdom or has no time limit on their stay in the United Kingdom, when produced in combination with an official document giving the person’s permanent National Insurance Number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer
  • A full birth OR adoption certificate issued in the United Kingdom which includes the name(s) of at least one of the holder’s parents, together with an official document giving the person’s permanent National Insurance Number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer
  • A birth OR adoption certificate issued in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or Ireland, together with an official document giving the person’s permanent National Insurance Number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer
  •  A certificate of registration or naturalisation as a British citizen, together with an official document giving the person’s permanent National Insurance Number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer
  • A letter issued by the Home Office, Border and Immigration Agency or UK Border Agency to the holder which indicates that the person named in it is allowed to stay indefinitely in the United Kingdom, when produced together with an official document giving the person’s permanent National Insurance Number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer