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Document Verification & Right to Work Checks for Non-UK National Employees Workshop

The Midland Hotel , 16 Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS

Organisations which fail to effectively check a non-UK employee’s documentation face a £20,000 fine. 

Registration fee: £450 plus VAT per delegate

All dates and locations:
Thursday 7th November - London
Wednesday 4th December - Manchester

Your organisation is responsible for checking identity documents for all your non-UK employees. That’s quite a challenge, given the sheer volume and complexity of authenticating often unfamiliar documents. For the last five years BFI has been running this practical and interactive workshop throughout the UK. Hear from top immigration and document verification specialists and ensure that your policies and procedures protect your organisation.

Workshop Highlights

  • Prevent illegal working: legal clarification of your responsibilities
  • Avoiding costly discrimination litigation
  • Is your policy legally compliant?
  • How to verify a non-UK candidate’s immigration status
  • Compare examples of real and fake documents
  • Checking and verifying identity documentation from outside the UK including:
    • Passports
    • Photo ID & Driving Licenses
    • Birth Certificates
    • Supporting Documents
    • Stamps
    • Visas

We do hope you can join us.

Recent feedback:

"Really happy I came on the course, I learnt a lot!" - NHS Trust Development Authority 

"Informative, well presented and gives you food for thought, thank you "- Plus Dane Housing

"Much more engaging and interesting than I expected, I learnt a lot" - Olympus

"Very useful and very interesting, enlightening" - Russell Finex Ltd

"Great informative course, provided good insight into the authenticity of ID documentation" - Dept for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy

"Very informative, left with a much clearer understanding of document certification" - Southern Housing Group

"Amazing advice and examples, fascinating stuff" - St. George's University

"Amazing, high quality teaching, I feel very confident about making checks going forward" - St. George's University

Which functions will benefit from attending

  • HR and recruitment professionals, administration, training, security, risk, compliance, legal, policy, vetting and screening, operations and all line managers and directors and staff with responsibility for Right to Work checks and non- UK employee recruitment, vetting and screening

Hear from

Schedule

Coffee & Registration

INTRODUCTION TO THE DAY AND IDENTIFICATION AND CLARIFICATION OF OBJECTIVES

ESSENTIAL LEGAL ISSUES TO CONSIDER FROM AN IMMIGRATION PERSPECTIVE

Ian Westwood

Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant
The Westwood Organisation

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Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant , The Westwood Organisation

Ian Westwood worked at the Home Office from 1993-2003. He was an operational Immigration Officer serving at Heathrow, Gatwick and Dover before being promoted to Chief Immigration Officer based in Croydon. Since then he has set up his own consultancy business, providing training and immigration advice to a variety of corporate and private clients on the subject of Immigration. He is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner to provide immigration advice in the UK. Ian’s training credentials include the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s Certificate of Training Practice and the Belbin Team-Role Accreditation.

  • What is identity, why it is important to check, consequences of getting it wrong
  • What documents do you need to see and retain
  • Summary of different work routes for non EEA nationals
  • EEA workers and Brexit implications
  • Tricky areas - student workers; change of visa status
  • Avoiding discrimination
  • Data storage to ensure GDPR compliance
  • A checking strategy
  • Understanding the statutory excuse and ensuring you have it

Morning Coffee

ESSENTIAL LEGAL ISSUES TO CONSIDER FROM AN IMMIGRATION PERSPECTIVE (continued)

Ian Westwood

Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant
The Westwood Organisation

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Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant , The Westwood Organisation

Ian Westwood worked at the Home Office from 1993-2003. He was an operational Immigration Officer serving at Heathrow, Gatwick and Dover before being promoted to Chief Immigration Officer based in Croydon. Since then he has set up his own consultancy business, providing training and immigration advice to a variety of corporate and private clients on the subject of Immigration. He is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner to provide immigration advice in the UK. Ian’s training credentials include the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s Certificate of Training Practice and the Belbin Team-Role Accreditation.

Lunch

CHECKING IDENTITY DOCUMENTS

Paul Leadbeater

Paul Leadbeater

Director
Passport Proven

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Paul Leadbeater

Director , Passport Proven

As a former detective, Paul has extensive experience in security with particular specialisms in pre- employment screening, vetting and conducting internal investigations and has been utilising investigative interview skills for over 40 years. As Director of Internal Security for a multi national company within the fields of security, outsourcing and custodial care Paul was responsible for advising on, training and managing all pre-employment screening, vetting, data protection, information security, freedom of information and internal security matters. Paul uses his experience, expertise and professional qualifications to advise organisations and deliver workshops in the UK and Europe on areas including; pre-employment screening & vetting, document verification, data protection and conducting effective investigations. Paul is a director of Passport Proven.

  • Attributed identity versus biographical identity
  • Biometric identity – what should you know?
  • Do you know what to look for?
  • Common scams to be aware of
  • What to do when you spot an irregularity
  • Passports
  • Photo ID and driving licenses
  • Birth certificates
  • Supporting documents
  • Stamps
  • Visas

Afternoon Tea

CHECKING IDENTITY DOCUMENTS (Continued)

Paul Leadbeater

Paul Leadbeater

Director
Passport Proven

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Passport Proven logo

Paul Leadbeater

Director , Passport Proven

As a former detective, Paul has extensive experience in security with particular specialisms in pre- employment screening, vetting and conducting internal investigations and has been utilising investigative interview skills for over 40 years. As Director of Internal Security for a multi national company within the fields of security, outsourcing and custodial care Paul was responsible for advising on, training and managing all pre-employment screening, vetting, data protection, information security, freedom of information and internal security matters. Paul uses his experience, expertise and professional qualifications to advise organisations and deliver workshops in the UK and Europe on areas including; pre-employment screening & vetting, document verification, data protection and conducting effective investigations. Paul is a director of Passport Proven.

  • Cross-referencing with other data
  • Right to work – what are the criteria?
  • How to proceed if you discover inconsistencies
  • Addressing concerns directly with candidates – possible pitfalls
  • Establishing and integrating secure documents and identity verification processes
  • How easy is it to miss a forged document
  • What are the areas we should look at for verification?
  • Practical examples of checking documents
  • Live examples of fraudulent documentation
  • Comparisons of real and fake documents
  • Counterfeits and forgeries

Wrap up & Close

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