Human Resources

You already have the right to work in the UK

Information for UK/Irish citizens who have an ongoing right to work in the UK and those who hold indefinite leave to remain/settled status in the UK.

Documents to evidence an ongoing right to work in the UK are outlined in the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) List A (below). 


From 1 July 2021 if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen who was resident in the UK before 31 December 2020 and have been granted a status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you will need to use this to evidence your right to work in the UK.  You do this by accessing the UK Government website to provide a code to share your data. You can request the share code from the UKVI ‘View and prove your immigration status’ webpages.

UKVI ‘View and prove your immigration status

The University uses this to confirm your right to work.  When you inform your School/Department that you wish to do the on-line check, you will be given a University e-mail address to forward the code to.

Further information on the UK Government website

If you have been granted ‘Settled Status’ by the Home Office, you will have continuous right to work. If you have been granted ‘Pre-Settled Status’, you will have a time-limited right to work.  

Further information about right to work for EEA/Swiss Citizens

UKVI information on how to prove your immigration status

If you have indefinite leave to remain

Please note UKVI rules prevent the University from accepting a visa/indefinite leave to remain vignette (i.e. sticker) that is in an expired passport. You will need to apply to UKVI to have the same visa issued as a separate biometric residence permit (BRP). Please note from 6 April 2022 holders of Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs), Biometric Residence Cards (BRCs) and Frontier Worker Permits (FWPs) can only evidence their right to work using the Home Office online service. The University can no longer accept a physical BRP/BRC/FWP for a right to work check.  

Prove your right to work to an employer


Information about biometric residence permits

The application form to transfer your indefinite leave to remain to a BRP can be found at:

Application form to transfer indefinite leave to remain


If you have a right to work in the UK, but this is time-limited please visit the following webpage:

You have a time-limited right to work in the UK