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Employee identity checking (for posts without DBS)

Right to work in the UK

This section applies to all external applicants

Appointment to all posts within Dorset Council will be subject to an identity check to satisfy asylum and immigration requirements. Appointments cannot proceed until this requirement has been properly satisfied.

Therefore, please ensure that you bring with you, to your selection interview, the original of one document (or combination where specified as required) from List A below. If you do not have any of the documents in List A, please bring with you one document (or a combination where specified as required) from List B.

Please bring originals and a photocopy of each document required as evidence of identity, to the interview. The managers will retain a copy of all documents and return the original documents to you.

The copies you provide will be kept with your confidential records. These copies will be destroyed if you are not appointed, or, retained on your personal file if you accept an offer of employment.

List A (right to work in the UK)

At interview, you should produce any one of the documents listed below:

  • a passport showing that you are, or are named as the child of, a British citizen or a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies having the right of abode in the United Kingdom
  • a passport or national identity card showing that you are a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland
  • a registration certificate or document certifying permanent residence issued by the Home Office to you as a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland
  • a permanent residence card issued by the Home Office to you as a family member of a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland
  • a current Biometric Immigration Document (Biometric Residence Permit) issued by the Home Office which indicates that you are allowed to stay indefinitely in the United Kingdom or that there is no time limit on your stay in the United Kingdom (an expired Biometric Residence Permit will not be accepted)
  • a current passport endorsed to show that you are exempt from immigration control, and are allowed to stay indefinitely in the United Kingdom, have the right of abode in the United Kingdom, or have no time limit on your stay in the United Kingdom
  • a current Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office to you with an endorsement indicating that you are allowed to stay indefinitely in the United Kingdom or have no time limit on your stay in the United Kingdom, in combination with an official document giving your permanent National Insurance number and name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer
  • a full birth or adoption certificate issued in the United Kingdom which includes the name(s) of at least one of your parents or adoptive parents, in combination with an official document giving your permanent National Insurance number and name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer
  • a birth or adoption certificate issued in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man or Ireland in combination with an official document giving your permanent National Insurance Number and name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer
  • a certificate of registration or naturalisation as a British citizen, in combination with an official document giving your permanent National Insurance number and name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer

Please note that if you have changed your name and the evidence you provide is in different names, you should provide evidence of your name change (eg marriage certificate, name change via deed poll etc) for each change of name and the reason for the name change. 

 List B - group 1 (right to work in the UK)

  • a current passport endorsed to show that you are allowed to stay in the United Kingdom and that you are currently allowed to do the type of work in question
  • a current Biometric Immigration Document (Biometric Residence Permit) issued by the Home Office to you which indicates that you can stay in the United Kingdom and that you are allowed to do the work in question
  • a current Residence Card (including an Accession Residence Card or a Derivative Residence Card) issued by the Home Office to you as a non-European Economic Area national who is a family member of a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland or who has a derivative right of residence
  • a current Immigration Status Document containing a photograph issued by the Home Office to you with a valid endorsement indicating that you may stay in the UK, and you are allowed to do the type of work in question, in combination with an official document giving your permanent National Insurance number and your name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer

List B - group 2 (right to work in the UK)

  • a Certificate of Application issued by the Home Office under regulation 17(3) or 18A(2) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, to you as a family member of a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland stating that you are permitted to take employment which is less than 6 months old together with a Positive Verification Notice from the Home Office Employer Checking Service
  • an Application Registration Card issued by the Home Office stating that you as the holder are 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 you as the named person may stay in the UK and are permitted to do the work in question

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