Asylum and immigration - proof of your right to work in the UK

Hampshire County Council needs to meet its legal obligation under the Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Act 2006

We need to check documents to make sure you are eligible to work in the United Kingdom.

When attending an interview you must bring original documents with you. These will be photocopied and placed on your personal file if you are appointed.

If the names given on the documents that you supply are not identical then you will also need to supply another document. This will be to explain the reason for the difference. This could be a marriage certificate, divorce document, deed poll, adoption certificate, or statutory declaration.

Please bring one of the following documents or combination of documents:

Acceptable documents for a person who has a permanent right to work in the UK

You need to provide one of the 10 options below:

  1. a passport showing the holder, or a person named in the passport as the child of the holder, is a British citizen or a citizen of the UK and Colonies having the right of abode in the UK
  2. a passport or national identity card showing the holder, or a person named in the passport as the child of the holder, is a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland
  3. a Registration Certificate or Document Certifying Permanent Residence issued by the Home Office to a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland
  4. a Permanent Residence Card issued by the Home Office to the family member of a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland
  5. a current Biometric Immigration Document (Biometric Residence Permit) issued by the Home Office to the holder indicating that the person named is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK, or has no time limit on their stay in the UK
  6. a current passport endorsed to show that the holder is exempt from immigration control, is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK, has the right of abode in the UK, or has no time limit on their stay in the UK
  7. a current Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office to the holder with an endorsement indicating that the named person is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK, or has no time limit on their stay in the UK, 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
  8. a full birth or adoption certificate issued in the UK which includes the name(s) of at least one of the holder’s parents or adoptive 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
Documents which are accepted for checking purposes for a person who has a temporary right to work in the UK

Group 1 - documents where a time-limited statutory excuse lasts until the expiry date of leave

You need to provide one of the 4 options below:

  1. a current passport endorsed to show that the holder is allowed to stay in the UK and is currently allowed to do the type of work in question
  2. a current Biometric Immigration Document (Biometric Residence Permit) issued by the Home Office to the holder which indicates that the named person can currently stay in the UK and is allowed to do the work in question
  3. a current Residence Card (including an Accession Residence Card or a Derivative Residence Card) issued by the Home Office to a non-European Economic Area national who is a family member of a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland or who has a derivative right of residence
  4. a current Immigration Status Document containing a photograph issued by the Home Office to the holder with a valid endorsement indicating that the named person may stay in the UK, and is allowed to do the type of work in question, 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

Group 2 – documents where a time-limited statutory excuse lasts for 6 months

You need to provide one of the 3 options below:

  1. a Certificate of Application issued by the Home Office under regulation 17(3) or 18A(2) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 to a family member of a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland stating that the holder is permitted to take employment which is less than 6 months old together with a Positive Verification Notice from the Home Office Employer Checking Service
  2. an Application Registration Card issued by the Home Office stating that the holder is permitted to take the employment in question, together with a Positive Verification Notice from the Home Office Employer Checking Service
  3. a Positive Verification Notice issued by the Home Office Employer Checking Service to the employer or prospective employer which indicates that the named person may stay in the UK and is permitted to do the work in question