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Right to work in the UK

Under Immigration

Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 the University has a legal obligation to check that all potential employees have the right to work in the UK. By making these checks, employers can be sure they do not break the law by employing illegal workers.

Documents as specified by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) must be provided before any work is undertaken. External examiners cannot start employment and cannot be entered onto the payroll system until this information has been provided.

A list of acceptable documents can be found here: Home Office Right to Work Checklist – please send your documents through with your acceptance form.

The three options currently available for Right to Work checks are as follows (please note the university is currently reviewing this process and these details will be updated accordingly):

Option one – Send a scanned copy of original document and video link 

Option Two – Send original document and Video link

Option three – Online check and video link

Prior to any work being carried out:

Bring your Right to Work original document(s)* to a designated member of staff at the University who will carry out the check for you.

Prior to any work being carried out:

Send in your Right to Work original document(s)*, marked for my attention, at the following address via Special Delivery, Royal Mail or through a courier service ie Parcelforce worldwide (expenses will be reimbursed):


F105, Fenella

Middlesex University

The Burroughs

London, NW4 4BT

A video link meeting** will be scheduled to validate your document and identity.

Your document(s) will be returned to you fully insured via Special Delivery, Royal Mail or a courier service

Only available if you hold:

  1. a biometric residence permit
  1. a biometric residence card
  1. status issued under the EU Settlement Scheme; 14
  1. status issued under the points-based immigration system;
  1. British National Overseas (BNO) visa; or
  1. Frontier workers permit

Note: the online checking system is not currently available for UK/Irish Citizens or international visa holders with their leave endorsed in their passport.

Prior to any work being carried out:

Provide us with your date of birth and a ‘share code’ (generated by logging on to the Home Office website). This information will enable me to complete the online check.

A video link meeting will then be scheduled to validate your identity.

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