Right to Work Checks: New Guidance for UK Employers After July 1

The Brexit changes to the rights of European citizens in the UK will have consequences for how employers should approach right to work checks. The June 30, 2021 deadline for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their families in the UK to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme has meant the Home Office has published new guidelines for employers on how to avoid employing people illegally. Irish citizens will be able to still rely on their passport or passport card to prove their right to work. However, all other EU, EEA and Swiss citizens can no longer use their passport or national identity card to prove their right to work. Instead, they will need to prove their right to work online starting in July, like other visa holders with biometric residence permits.

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