Check if a document allows someone to work in the UK

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


Because of coronavirus (COVID-19), there are temporary changes to the way you can check documents. You can ask for documents digitally and make checks on a video call instead of in person.

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.