ID cards evidence of right to work in the UK

Implementation date: 24 November 2009

The Order adds ID cards to the list of documents set out in the schedule to the Immigration (Restrictions on Employment) Order 2007, so that employers can accept them as evidence of the right to work. This provides employers with an excuse from civil penalty should the individual not have a right to work in the UK. Employers must ensure that both sides of the card have been copied for retention purposes. The Order can be viewed on the OPSI website.