Changes To DBS ID Guidelines For Non-British Citizens

Changes to DBS ID guidelines for non-British citizens

Since the UK left the EEA on 31st January 2020, ID requirements for EEA applicants remained unchanged, but the government have recently announced amendments to the Right to Work checks for non-British citizens, which will be implemented from 1st July 2021

Currently the ID checking guidelines for UK and EEA citizens remain unchanged, but this month an update will include a compulsory Right to Work check for all non-British paid workers.

Changes To ID Checking Guidelines

In accordance with the guidance, all applicants from EEA countries must provide one document from the following list of primary documents to confirm their right to work in the UK: 

  • A current document issued by the Home Office to a family member of an EEA or Swiss citizen and which indicates that the holder is permitted to stay in the United Kingdom indefinitely.
  • A current Biometric Immigration Document (Biometric Residence Permit) issued by the Home Office to the holder indicating that the person named is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK or has no time limit on their stay in the UK.
  • Online evidence of immigration status. Either via the View and Prove service or using the BRP or BRC online service. Issued by the Home Office to the employer or prospective employer, which indicates that the named person may stay in the UK and is permitted to do the work in question. This must be valid. 
  • A current passport endorsed to show that the holder is exempt from immigration control, is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK, has the right of abode in the UK, or has no time limit on their stay in the UK.
  • A current Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office to the holder with an endorsement indicating that the named person is allowed to stay indefinitely in the UK or has no time limit on their stay in the UK, together with an official document giving the person’s permanent National Insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.
  • A current passport endorsed to show that the holder is allowed to stay in the UK and is currently allowed to do the type of work in question.
  • A current Biometric Immigration Document (Biometric Residence Permit) issued by the Home Office to the holder which indicates that the named person can currently stay in the UK and is allowed to do the work in question.
  • A current document issued by the Home Office to a family member of an EEA or Swiss citizen, and which indicates that the holder is permitted to stay in the United Kingdom for a time limited period and to do the type of work in question.
  • A frontier worker permit issued under regulation 8 of the Citizens’ Rights (Frontier Workers) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020.A current Immigration Status Document containing a photograph issued by the Home Office to the holder with a valid endorsement indicating that the named person may stay in the UK, and is allowed to do the type of work in question, together with an official document giving the person’s permanent National Insurance number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer.
  • A document issued by the Home Office showing that the holder has made an application for leave to enter or remain under Appendix EU to the immigration rules on or before 30 June 2021 together with a Positive Verification Notice from the Home Office Employer Checking Service.
  • An Application Registration Card issued by the Home Office stating that the holder is permitted to take the employment in question, together with a Positive Verification Notice from the Home Office Employer Checking Service.
  • A Positive Verification Notice issued by the Home Office Employer Checking Service to the employer or prospective employer, which indicates that the named person may stay in the UK and is permitted to do the work in question.

To ensure the transition runs smoothly, there will be a crossover period operating until 1st October 2021.

For any questions regarding ID guidelines for non-British workers, please do not hesitate to contact Care Check on 0333 777 8575.