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See the latest information on the 'Right to Work' HR web page.

Changes to right to work checks from 6 April 2022

From 6 April, employers will no longer be able to check a physical BRP or BRC as valid proof of right to work. You will only be able to perform the check using the online service. Details of how to perform an online check are contained in the University 'How To' guide on performing online and manual right to work checks. Find this on the Right to work HR webpage.

You will not need to retrospectively check the status of BRC or BRP holders who were employed up to and including 5 April 2022.

End date of adjusted manual right to work checks now 30 September 2022

The adjusted process for manual right to work checks was due to come to an end on 6 April 2022. The adjusted process has been in place since March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and allows you to accept a scan or photocopy of the documents and check this is the person presenting the information on a video call.

Right to work checks for EU nationals have changed from 1 July 2021

EU passports and ID cards can no longer be accepted. For most, an online check of their UK digital immigration status will be required. See the latest information on the 'Right to Work' HR web page.

Covid News

Latest Home Office immigration news for visa holders affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic (updated on 15 February 2022).

Latest news on testing required for those travelling to England can be found here (last updated 2 March 2022).
Travel to England from another country during coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (

Latest news on testing required for those travelling from England can be found here. (last updated 24 January 2022)
Travel abroad from England during coronavirus (COVID-19) - GOV.UK (

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The scheme which provides reimbursement support for visa and IHS surcharge fees.