Right to work checks: lists A and B
Produced in partnership with Duncan Bain of Bower Bailey

The following Immigration practice note produced in partnership with Duncan Bain of Bower Bailey provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Right to work checks: lists A and B
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) passport concession
  • List A
  • List B

Right to work checks: lists A and B

This Practice Note provides commentary on the documents that an employer may accept when undertaking a manual right to work check from 1 July 2021. For further information about when and why a right to work check should be conducted, see Practice Note: Right to work checks: When and why.

For further information on how a right to work check should be conducted, including an online right to work check, see Practice Note: Right to work checks: how to conduct the check.

For the position on right to work checks before 1 July 2021, see archived version of Practice Note: Right to work checks: lists A and B (in PDF format).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) passport concession

Temporary changes were made to the way in which employers carried out manual right to work checks between 30 March 2020 and 31 August 2021 (inclusive). For further information, see Practice Note: Right to work checks: how to conduct the check—Adjusted coronavirus (COVID-19) right to work checks.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some countries advised that their expired passports should be considered as valid for an extended period of time. Where an individual is required to present with a current passport or travel document endorsed to show that the holder is allowed to stay in the UK for a ‘time-limited period’ and the permission is in

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