10 Jun 2024

Right to work checks - EU settlement scheme

There have been some minor amendments to the right to work check process around the EU Settlement Scheme. The Home Office say that they will: "change the duration of pre-settled status extensions from 2 to 5 years. The Home Office will also remove the pre-settled status expiry date from the digital profiles shown to third parties in the online checking services for Right to Work". 

Employers should continue to check the right to work of people they are employing as usual (see: Right to work checks: an employer's guide - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)). If a person has pre-settled status you can carry out a right to work check on this on the Home Office online checking service. Once you have completed an initial right to work check, a further follow-up check will no longer be required where that individual stays in your employment.

Announcement available here: Home Office confirms changes to the EU Settlement Scheme - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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