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When meeting the job creation requirement under the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) route, would a copy of an EU national’s ID card (rather than their passport) demonstrate that the employee has settled status?

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Produced in partnership with Nick Nason of Edgewater Legal
Published on LexisPSL on 26/04/2019

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  • When meeting the job creation requirement under the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) route, would a copy of an EU national’s ID card (rather than their passport) demonstrate that the employee has settled status?

When meeting the job creation requirement under the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) route, would a copy of an EU national’s ID card (rather than their passport) demonstrate that the employee has settled status?

In order to score points under the job creation requirement in a Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) extension application, an applicant must show that the employee in question has settled status. This can include having the status of an EEA national (but does not mean they need to show they have permanent residence, or leave to remain under the new ‘settled status’ scheme, in the UK).

The evidence of EEA citizenship which must be provided to demonstrate this is set out in the relevant Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) caseworker guidance:

‘Evidence of settled worker status

It is the employer’s responsibility to check their employee is not an illegal worker. They must copy certain documents belonging to the worker and keep them.

Documentation to confirm status

The applicant must provide copies of

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