Right to Work Checks - update

Added On: 5th August 2010

Right to Work Checks - update

The UK Border Agency has announced that employers can now accept an indefinite leave to remain stamp in an expired passport (of any nationality) as evidence of the individual’s right to work in the UK.



Employers must make sure that they carry out the same detailed checks in relation to expired passports as they currently undertake in relation to valid passports. So, you must check that the information in the passport matches the information provided by the individual; that the photograph resembles the individual and that the passport does not appear to have been tampered with in any way.



It is important to be clear that this change in policy only applies to indefinite leave to remain stamps. Any other visa or leave to remain in an expired non-EEA passport (including but not limited to a certificate of entitlement to the right of abode) is still not acceptable evidence of an individual’s right to work in the UK.