Webinar: Right to Work checks in 2022

In this webinar our Risk and Compliance Manager, Louis Lancaster, quickly covers the latest changes to Right to Work checks in the UK.

Right to Work Webinar FAQs

During the webinar we were asked a number of questions, here are our responses.

When you do your check do you get their physical passports?
No, the candidate would use our app to either scan their physical passport (via NFC) or take a live photo of it. Our technology has been tested and certified against the UK Government’s Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework to ensure a high level of confidence in us capturing and verifying genuine documents.

If someone only has a British birth certificate and NI number can they email it across to us to verify?
No – all documents need to the originals, in your physical possession, unless an IDSP is used to capture a UK passport.

If a UK passport worker lives far away from the recruitment office do they always have to send the physical passport to us so we can then verify it over skype?
You can either use an IDSP to capture their passport information remotely and securely, or they need to send you the passport. You cannot verify ID documents over skype.

When someone enters a share code onto Credas does the software check this on the government website to check.
Yes – the share code is checked on the Home Office Online Service website, and the individual’s report is saved to their registration for you to review.

Can Credas check the Share Code through the IDSP or do I still need to go to the Home Office Online Service to check this manually?
Our system will prompt someone to enter a share code if they submit a non-UK/Irish passport and then Credas will check the code on the Home Office Online Service website, and the individual’s report will be saved to their registration for you to review.

Hi, if someone has a biometric card before the change and is still in date can we accept it as proof of RTW or would they still need to provide a share code.
There is no obligation to retrospectively re-check RTW status using the new/current methods, so if at the time of checking an existing employee a biometric residence permit was permitted (pre-April 6 2022) then you would not need to go back and re-check it with a Share Code. The exception is where the biometric residence permit shows that the employee has a time-restricted Right to Work, in which case when that time period is reached, the new/current method (Share Code) would be required.

With the online RTW check do you have to have a physical copy of their passport also?
No, the candidate would use our app to either scan their physical passport (via NFC) or take a live photo of it. Our technology has been tested and certified against the UK Government’s Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework to ensure a high level of confidence in us capturing and verifying genuine documents.

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