Check if a document allows someone to work in the UK

Find out if a potential employee has the right to work in the UK and what documents employers should check.

You can use this tool to find out:

  • which types of document give someone the right to work in the UK
  • what a right to work check involves for each of them

Check if a document allows someone to work in the UK


If an applicant has given you their right to work share code you can use a different service to view a job applicant's right to work details. You will not need to check their documents as well.

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU citizens currently living in the UK until 30 June 2021, or 31 December 2020 if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. EU workers can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK.