Right to Work check changes from 6 April 2022
From 6 April 2022 employers will no longer be able to carry out manual right to work check on employees who hold BRP biometrics card holder.
The Employer must carry out such checks online using a specific gov.uk portal. All check, if the employers is to establish any statutory defence for suggested impending breach. Therefore, Employers must update their right to work policy and checklists in compliance with the changes.
In addition, the biometrics residence cards, biometrics residence permits and frontier workers permits will be removed from the list of acceptable documents to be used for manual check for right to work.
The Home Office also announced that Identification Document Validation Technology (IDVT) will be in use and the Employer will be able to use this means to carry put digital identity checks on employees in the future particularly from 6 Aril 2022.
The IDVT technology will provided by certified provider and their list will be made public by Home Office. This device IDVT can be used to upload image of the identity document or read the biometrics chip within the relevant document. The records that the IDVT will display includes individual’s name, date of birth, contact details, employment provisions (if applicable) identity documents details and photograph.