Migrant worker checks

Employee passport details before payroll processing

It is now a legal requirement that employers must check the immigration status of all prospective employees before making an employment offer or processing their payroll.

You should  ask to see  the original passports, identity cards or official travel document of all workers, then take a copy and sign it as “seen original and confirm this is a true copy”.  For non-EEA (non European mainly) workers you must also check whether they have a valid visa or work permit and similarly record that. 

The evidence must be kept for 6 years.  There will be criminal prosecutions against employers who fail to comply with these regulations.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries about this or any other employer related issues.