Right to work check

Verifying identity is a key component of establishing a person’s right to work and from April 2022, UK Home Office enable the use of digital identity services for applicants to prove their identity as part of the UK Right to Work process.

The Immigration Act 2016 states that UK employers are required to check documents to verify a person is eligible to work in the UK before employing them. You may be liable for a civil penalty if you employ someone who doesn’t have the right to work in the UK.

Organisations, regardless of their size, can often struggle to implement a process that is secure, reliable and accessible enough for all its employees to use and understand. Digital hiring is the future of hiring and onboarding and with our digital ID service, you can now verify applicants’ identities digitally with confidence, streamline your processes and minimise risk.

What is it?

First Advantage's easy-to-use digital right to work mobile journey helps hiring managers and applicants capture documents, take selfies, and read biometric chip data from records. Plus, it conducts liveness and facial recognition checks linked with data to help applicants prove their identity as part of the right to work verification. First Advantage also provide access to the UK's national Post Office branch network for applicants who would prefer to visit a physical location to verify their ID.

What do I get?

You’ll receive our right to work employer check results near real-time. You’ll be sent an audit trail including document images, data, and confirmation of their right to work in the UK. Also log details based on citizenship, permanent residency or other full-working rights, working visa held, restrictions based on visa, industry or role conditions and expiry of working visa.

What do I get?

You’ll receive our right to work employer check results near real-time. You’ll be sent an audit trail including document images, data, and confirmation of their right to work in the UK. Also log details based on citizenship, permanent residency or other full-working rights, working visa held, restrictions based on visa, industry or role conditions and expiry of working visa.

What are the benefits?

First Advantage’s digital-first right to work applicant journey is easy-to-use, efficient, compliant, and cost effective. Give your applicants and hiring managers the best experience by using technology to reduce manual intervention, time, and costs to onboard smarter and hire talent faster.

Contact us

To find out more about our right to work employer checks, get in touch with our expert team.