What are the temporary adjustments to Right To Work checks?
To facilitate social distancing the Home Office has stated that as of 30 March 2020, the following are permitted:
- The RTW check can now take place over video call.
- Job applicants no longer have to send original documents but can send scanned copies or photos to the employer.
- Where the job applicant cannot provide these documents, employers can use the Employer Checking Service and if they have the right to work, then the employer will receive a Positive Verification Notice which will provide the employer with a statutory excuse for 6 months.
These adjustments remain in place until the Home Office confirms otherwise.