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Immigration Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (Right to Work in the UK)

Immigration Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 (Right to Work in the UK)

Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006

Under the terms of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, all employers in the UK are required to make basic checks on everyone they intend to employ. By checking and copying certain original documents belonging to the potential employee, the employer can ensure a statutory defence against conviction for employing an illegal worker. It is the applicants responsibility to provide three documents to prove their entitlement to legally work in the UK. They must provide one document from group (a) and two further documents from group (a) or group (b). At least one of the documents must show their full and current address, all documents they provide must be original. They must also provide a P45 and evidence of their NI number.

Group (a)
Current driving licence photocard
Birth certificate
Adoption certificate

Group (b)
Marriage/civil partnership certificate
HM Forces ID card
Firearms licence
Mortgage statement
Bank or building society statement
Credit card statement
Pension/endowment statement
P45 or P60 statement
Council Tax statement
Work permit or visa
Utility bill
Child benefit statement
EU National ID card
Central or local government, government agency, or local council document giving entitlement, eg from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Employment Service, HMRC

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