Why conduct a UK right to work check?

In the United Kingdom, it is a legal requirement for employers to check that their employees have the right to work in the country. This includes verifying candidates immigration status and any necessary work permits or visas. Failing to do so can result in a civil penalty of up to £20,000 per worker. New laws that came in October 2021 state that you must use an identity verification provider (IDVT) like Zinc when checking right-to-work remotely.

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Approved on the UK's trust framework
New regulations require companies to use an IDVT provider when checking candidate's remotely. Zinc's right-to-work checks use an approved prpvider on the UK governments trust framework.
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Lightning fast checks
Right to work checks take hours, not days. Receive real-time updates and a report when complete.
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The team of 16 recruiters is extremely happy with Zinc. Having these checks done and back within less than 24 hours is amazing.
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Automated checks
Simple and secure address checks, helping you make safer hiring decisions.
ATS integrations
Request checks in seconds using Zinc’s seamless ATS integrations.
Global coverage
Zinc handles global complexity, checking your candidate's wherever they work.
Tailored packages
Curate a checking package for specific countries or regulation. Or have one globally consistent range of checks.
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Simple and secure checks, helping you make safer hiring decisions.
Elevated experiences
Custom brand your candidate's flows and choose light or dark mode. Candidate's can easily submit checks from any device.
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Right to work check process

Step 1
Using the new IDVT technology, Zinc verifies British and Irish passport holders through the government's online system. Candidates without these passports can opt for submitting their share code.
Step 2
Candidates without these passports can opt for submitting their share code.
Step 3
Zinc integrates with Onfido to quickly validate identity documentation.

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