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The Nathanson Partnership have more than 20 years’ experience and provide a comprehensive range of immigration services. Our aim is to ensure that your business immigration program runs efficiently and with compliance. With our handheld service, we will support you through the visa or work permit application process from start to finish.

What is it?

Whether you are a small business enterprise, medium sized company or large organisation, the UK Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Act 2006 requires you to carry out proper due diligence to confirm any potential existing or new employee has the Right to Work in the UK.
‘Right to Work’ checks must be completed before an employee works for you. This applies to permanent, part-time, temporary employees as well as those completing work experience or undertaking unpaid work such as graduates, trainees, apprentices, etc.

As an employer, your duty is to ensure that you comply with these rules and ensure that all your employees have the legal right to work in the UK. You are required to provide proof and evidence that all right to work checks have been conducted.

How to conduct your Right To Work checks

The UK government has produced and regularly updates the Right To Work checklist. This should be used to ensure that your checks are compliant and meets all legal requirements.

This list is separated into two parts :

List A and List B*.

If a potential new employee holds a List A document, then this is sufficient to confirm their right to work in the UK. Those with time-limited restrictions must provide a List B identity document and must have this reviewed and checked before the expiry of the date of the document.

*please contact us if you would like a copy of List A and List B

Home Office requirements

The Home Office requires employers to check if the document is genuine and that the person who presents the document is the rightful holder.

Those wanting to come into the UK to work after 1 January 2021 will be awarded points for a job offer at the suitable skill level if they speak English and for meeting the appropriate salary threshold. They will need to apply for a work permit.

Best Practice

For best practice, we recommend that employers conduct a review and audit of your HR records immediately. You should ensure that you have the correct information on each employee so that you can evidence that you are compliant and employing legal workers.

While the process may appear simple, this can be a time intensive task. The Nathanson Partnership can assist and guide you through this process with an initial audit of your employee records and ensure that you are compliant.

You should have open lines of communication with your stakeholders, senior leadership teams and employees to ensure this compliance with the new UK Immigration rules.

Our Services

The Nathanson Partnership is a niche immigration practice and we provide a dedicated service to all our clients.  We deliver the confidence to trust in our services and offer you a full advisory and end-to-end managed service.

We can help you with:

UK Business Immigration

  • Corporate Immigration Strategy & Planning
  • Sponsor Licence Applications
  • Work Permit applications
  • Business Visas
  • Audit & Review services
  • Compliance Checks & Training

Global Immigration

  • Short- & Long-term work authorisation
  • Business Visit Visas
  • Visa & Consular Assistance
  • Citizenship
  • Permanent Residency

UK Private Immigration

  • Investor Visas
  • Entrepreneur Visa
  • BNO Citizenship Program
  • Settlement
  • Naturalisation & Citizenship
  • Passport Services

We work on a transparent fixed fee basis and will support all our clients through the visa or work permit application process from start to finish.

Please feel free to contact us for an initial assessment, advisory or guidance services.


Bee has more than 18 years’ experience in UK immigration and nationality law and has been advising businesses that have been expanding into the UK or growing their UK presence or workforce.