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List A -  document checklist 

 
This page lists the documents employers must check when employing staff after 29 February 2008 to able to confirm that an applicant has the legal right to work in the UK.

Employers must see one of the original documents or combinations of documents specified in this list. If the individual cannot provide documents from this list, ask for documents from List B. No other documents or combinations of documents are acceptable.

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

 

 


 

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