As part of the registration process you are required to review the guidance notes on eligibility to work in the United
notes on Work Permit and eligibility to work in UK
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UK
Outback agency is committed to equality of opportunity in its recruitment, selection
and employment practices. To prevent discrimination the Outback agency treats all applicants in the same way and verifies the eligibility of all new staff to work in the
UK in accordance with the procedures listed below.
Employing workers who are not eligible to work in the UK is a criminal
offence that carries substantial financial penalties and can lead to imprisonment.
Work permits are required to employ
people who are not nationals of a European Economic Area (EEA) country and are not entitled to work in the UK.
one should commence work in the UK until their eligibility to work in the UK has been verified under the procedures listed
below, and a work permit obtained, if appropriate.
Individuals with restricted eligibility to work in the
International students over the age of 16:
take part-time work for up to 20 hours per week during term-time or take full-time vacation work
- can undertake a work placement which is part of their course with their education institute’s agreement
- should not pursue a career by filling a permanent full-time vacancy
- must provide evidence that they are studying on a course lasting over 6 months and have a valid passport stamp
- are Commonwealth citizens aged 17 to 27, who can come to the
UK for up to two years as working holiday-makers
- may only take employment that is ‘incidental’ to their stay, which the
Home Office defines as casual or part-time work
- can only work for
up to one year on a full-time basis
- are prohibited from pursuing a career, providing
a service or engaging in business.
- must have a Working Holidaymaker visa (passport
stamp) to come under this category.
Highly Skilled Migrants
- The Home Office has a Highly Skilled Migrant Programme, which allows highly skilled workers to seek entry to work in the United Kingdom without having a prior offer of employment.
- The programme is designed for those who wish to seek work or self-employment in the UK on an individual, flexible basis, and who are at the
top of their chosen profession.
- Highly Skilled Migrants must have made a
successful application to the Home Office and have the appropriate visa and support documents to verify this
- Successful applicants can work for up to 12 months and may apply for a 3 year extension.
PROCEDURES: VERIFYING ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UK
In line with the Immigration & Asylum Act, Outback agency
reserves the right to verify the right to work in the UK for all its employees, including temporary and casual employees.
or administrators responsible for the employment of Visitors, Tutors or Demonstrators will need to obtain proof of the employee’s
eligibility to work in the UK before the commencement of work or no later than the first day of employment. Copies of these
documents will need to be kept for future reference.
STEP 1: Requesting proof of eligibility to work in the UK
We will ask all potential employees to provide either:
- one of the original documents
included in List 1 or,
- two of the original documents included in List 2 and List 3 (for work permit holders).
STEP 2: Verifying the documents and the employee
We shall satisfy ourselves that you the (potential) employee or worker is the rightful holder of the
documents that you present to allow you to do the type of work we are offering . To fulfil this legal obligation, managers/administrators
- photographs to ensure that they are consistent
with the appearance of the (potential) employee.
- Date of birth to
ensure that they are consistent with the appearance of the (potential) employee.
- Expiry dates (passports, visas) to ensure they have not passed.
Visa stamps/Endorsements to ensure the (potential) employee is able to do the type of work you are offering them.
NB. If you give or offer to us two documents from List 2 which
have different names, we will ask you to provide a further document (marriage certificate, divorce document, deed poll, adoption
certificate or statutory declaration) to explain the reason for the different names.
STEP 3: Keeping records of the documents
We will photocopy all the documents and sign the copies to verify Step 1 and 2 above have been followed.
Photocopies will include:
· the front cover
· all the pages which give the (potential) employee's personal details, including photograph and signature.
visa/endorsement which allow the (potential) employee to do the type of work they have been offered.
Documents which constitute legal proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
In addition to the lists below, full-time students will also need to provide evidence
from their educational institute that they are currently undertaking full-time education.
Any one of these documents will
provide proof that you as a (potential) employee is eligible to work in the UK. Once we have checked any one of these
documents from you, we need ask for further documents contained in list 2.
- A passport showing that the holder is a British Citizen, or has a right of abode in the United Kingdom.
- A document showing that the holder is a national from a European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland. This must be a national passport or national
- A residence permit issued by the Home Office to a national from
a EEA country or Switzerland.
- A passport or other document issued by the Home Office which has an endorsement stating that the
holder has a current right of residence in the United Kingdom as the family member of a national from a EEA country or Switzerland who is resident in the UK.
- A passport or other travel document endorsed to show that the
holder can stay indefinitely in the UK or
has no time limit on their stay.
- A passport or other travel document endorsed
to show that the holder can stay in the UK;
and that this endorsement allows the holder to do the type of work you are offering if they do not have a work permit.
- An application Registration Card issued by the Home Office to an asylum seeker stating that the holder
is permitted to take employment.
The (potential) employee must provide one of the documents listed in A and one of the documents listed in section B-H.
A. A document giving the person's permanent National Insurance Number and name
or a P45, P60, National Insurance card or a letter from a Government Agency
A full birth certificate issued in the UK, which includes the names of the holder's parents; or
C. A birth certificate issued in the Channel Islands, the Isle
of Man or Ireland; or
A certificate of registration or naturalisation stating that the holder is a British Citizen; or
E. A letter issued by the Home Office to the holder which indicates that the person named in
it can stay indefinitely in the UK, or has not time limit on their stay; or
An immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office to the holder with an endorsement indicating that the person named
in it can stay indefinitely in the UK, or has not time limit on their stay; or
G. A letter issued by the Home Office to the holder which indicates
that the person named in it can stay in the UK, and this allows them to do the type of work you are offering; or
H. An immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office to
the holder with an endorsement indicating that the person named in it can stay in the UK, and this allows them to do the type
of work you are offering.
The potential employee must provide the document listed in section A together with one
of the documents from section B or C.
work permit or other approval to take employment that has been issued by Work Permits UK.
passport or other travel document endorsed to show that the holder is able to stay in the UK and can take the work permit
employment in question; or
letter issued by the Home Office to the holder confirming that the person named in it is able to stay in the UK and can take
the work permit employment in question.
Responsibility of the (potential) employee/worker to advise on change
As and when required the (potential)
employee/worker is to advise us the Outback agency of any material changes to the documentation that you have been requested
to provide, there is no limitation on the change of documentation and this applies to all changes of documentation inclusive
of renewal or replacement of lost and stolen documents.