Foreign nationals

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Model documents and policies

Downloadable and customisable documents relating to foreign nationals. For more information see the employment law pages.

Contract clauses

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Contract clause to prevent illegal working

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Last Modified: 31 Jul 2014
This clause explains the documentary evidence required by employers of foreign nationals in order for them to work in the UK.

Forms

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Proof of entitlement to work in UK

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Last Modified: 15 Apr 2016
This document provides a list of the documentation that is required of all individuals before they start work with an organisation. Employers are required to check this documentation.

Letters

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Letter asking a candidate or employee for evidence of right to work in the UK

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Last Modified: 30 Aug 2016
Use this letter to ask candidates or employees to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK. The letter includes a list of acceptable documentation showing an ongoing right to work and another list of acceptable documentation showing a right to work in the UK for up to 12 months.
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Letter confirming dismissal of an employee who has not provided evidence of right to work in the UK

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Last Modified: 15 Apr 2016
Having held a meeting to discuss an employee's legal entitlement to work in the UK and their failure to provide acceptable documentation to prove their continued right to work in the UK, use this letter to confirm their dismissal.
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Letter confirming the start date of employment for a foreign national

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Last Modified: 15 Apr 2016
This letter is to make an offer of work to a foreign national, outlining the position, salary and start date, and the proof they must provide of eligibility to work in the UK.
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Letter withdrawing an employment offer where a candidate has not provided evidence of right to work in the UK

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Last Modified: 01 Jun 2013
Use this letter to confirm that the offer of employment will be withdrawn as a consequence of the candidate being unable to provide acceptable evidence of the right to work in the UK.

Policies

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Policy on employing foreign nationals

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Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016
This policy explains the rights of different foreign nationals to work in the UK and the legal obligations of an employer wishing to employ them.