Call to book: 01983 861133

Document Verification and Right to Work Checks Workshop

Time: 09.30 - 16.00 BST

Cost per attendee: £350 + VAT

Platform: Zoom - An encrypted zoom platform with password access. Click here for further information and to test access 

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The end of the transition period for the UK leaving the EU has had a significant impact on UK employers – who must now ensure they understand the new restrictions upon employing EU citizens and implement the new rules.

You are required to carry out Right to Work checks for all your non-UK employees and need to understand the latest Home Office requirements to ensure compliance. That’s quite a challenge, given the sheer volume and complexity of authenticating often unfamiliar documents - carrying out these checks correctly will protect your organisation from fines, penalties as well as reputational damage.

Our recent survey indicated that, despite the current Covid-19 crisis, 84% of you still need to check and authenticate RTW documents; most companies are continuing to invest in professional development. 

Why attend?

For the last twelve years, BFI has been running this practical and interactive workshop throughout the UK. Hear from a top immigration and document verification specialist and ensure that your policies and procedures protect your organisation.

  • Understand the new restrictions upon employing EU citizens
  • Implications of Brexit & the EU Settlement Scheme on checking right to work 
  • Understanding who can work in the UK
  • Prevent illegal working: legal clarification of your responsibilities
  • Is your policy legally compliant?
  • How to verify a non-UK candidate’s immigration status
  • What records you need to keep to prove Right to Work checks were made
  • 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

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

We do hope you can join us.

We can tailor any of our events to run in-house for your organisation, find out more here

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

Welcome and housekeeping

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
  • skilled workers route: changes and updates
  • switching between visas: the new rules explained
  • PBS: updates on language requirements and qualification updates
  • Costs
  • Settlement
  • changes to skill and salary thresholds
  • Tricky areas - student workers; change of visa status
  • Health and care visas: what are the new parameters?
  • Avoiding discrimination
  • Data storage to ensure GDPR compliance
  • A checking strategy
  • Understanding the statutory excuse and ensuring you have it

Comfort break

Essential legal issues to consider from an immigration perspective (continued)

  • Practical right to work including - who can work in the UK
  • An overview of visa categories
  • Non-sponsored routes
  • Acceptable documents in more detail with tips
  • Documents which do not prove the right to work and why
  • Covid-19: implications of a second or third wave in 2021
    • employees caught in countries where they are not normally resident: how to mitigate this in advance
    • non-resident remote working implications: tax, employment and visas
  • Live Q&A

Lunch

Checking identity documents

Ian Westwood

Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant
The Westwood Organisation

View Bio
The Westwood Organisation logo

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.

  • 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

Comfort break

Checking identity documents (continued)

Wrap up & Close

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