Right to Work Checks

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Right to Work Checks

Streamline your Right to Work checks for British and Irish passport holders. With Certn, you can verify candidates’ right to work — all without any in-person visits.

Turnaround Time 1 Day*
Recommended for Employers


The employer needs to ensure that the photograph and personal document in the screening report match the person presenting for work on Day 1. This can be done via video conference.

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Confirm right to work anywhere, anytime – no in-person visits.

Uncover candidates who can get the job done, fast.
Certn makes it easy to verify the right to work of any candidate, so you can scale with confidence and speed.

Be certain about who you’re working with.
Great teams are built on a bedrock of trust. Certn ensures that every new hire is exactly who they say they are.

Ensure you’ve done all the right checks.
Mitigate hiring risks at scale. Certn ensures that you’ve properly validated every candidate’s background.

Trusted Digital ID Right to Work Checks

Digital ID checks enable employers to validate a person’s identity online prior to employment, making the Right to Work process smooth, easy and reliable.

Digital Right to Work checks for British and Irish passport holders came into force on October 1, 2022. Use our Digital ID Service to manage the Right to Work process for you.

Companies are breaking the law if they employ a person who does not have the right to work in the UK and can be fined up to £20,000 for each illegal worker or face criminal prosecution.

Right to Work checks as simple as 1, 2, 3.

Certn is the easiest way to check your candidates’ backgrounds. There’s no setup fees, no minimums, and no hassle.

1. Select your relevant checks
Pick the products you need — and skip the ones you don’t.

2. Candidates complete checks online
A secure, encrypted link begins the verification process.

3. Your detailed report gets created
Results are consolidated and sent for your review.

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Get the world’s easiest Right to Work checks with Certn.

FAQs

In the UK, all employers are legally required to run Right to Work checks. Historically, these checks had to be completed manually and in person, but the UK government now allows for a more digital process. Our check fulfills the legal Right to Work requirement using a convenient online process that saves you and your candidate time.

To complete this check, the candidate must have either a British passport or an Irish passport (or Irish passport card). Employers must keep evidence of this check on file throughout the person’s employment to meet legal obligations.

  1. A secure, encrypted link is sent via email to your candidate.
  2. The candidate consents, scans their passport and takes a selfie.
  3. That’s it! The results are available in your Certn dashboard or ATS.

Outside of your dashboard, you’ll need to finalise the check by confirming the selfie and passport match who reports for work on Day 1. This can be done via video conference.

The average turnaround time is 1 day.

Don’t just take our word for it. Learn why customers love us.

I’d definitely recommend Certn. I’ve used 3-4 alternative background screening companies before, and they do not compare at all to the service level provided by Certn.
Human Resources Manager Orchard Global Asset Management
We have been using Certn Credence for our background screening requirements for over 2 years now and I have to say in comparison with other organisations we have used in the past they are a breath of fresh air and a pleasure to deal with and I am very happy with the service they provide.
Contracts Administrator Tori Global
Fantastic service from our account manager and his team. They are responsive and easy to get hold of, clear in their communication, helpful and friendly, keep on top of the screening process and do a great job. I’m so happy that I moved to Certn Credence.
HR Administrator SEB London

Certn gives you the speed, security, and scalability you need.

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The world’s easiest background checks

Certn makes everything a cinch — even in a pinch. Our tech-driven checks eliminate bottlenecks and improve time-to-hire by up to 80%.

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Compliance you can count on.

Certn is fully compliant with all UK data protection laws — including UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018. By using our secure products and platform, your candidates’ data is always encrypted and stored securely.

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Global screening, local know-how.

Verify the identity of candidates from 200+ countries and territories. With Certn, you can confidently open your business to a world of opportunity.

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Top-rated usability and candidate support.

Impress new hires with ease. Certn’s mobile-friendly digital experience delivers a best-in-class experience from “hello” to “you’re hired”.

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The world’s easiest background checks

Certn makes everything a cinch — even in a pinch. Our tech-driven checks eliminate bottlenecks and improve time-to-hire by up to 80%.

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02

Compliance you can count on.

Certn is fully compliant with all UK data protection laws — including UK GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018. By using our secure products and platform, your candidates’ data is always encrypted and stored securely.

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03

Global screening, local know-how.

Verify the identity of candidates from 200+ countries and territories. With Certn, you can confidently open your business to a world of opportunity.

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Top-rated usability and candidate support.

Impress new hires with ease. Certn’s mobile-friendly digital experience delivers a best-in-class experience from “hello” to “you’re hired”.

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Ready for the world’s easiest background checks? It’s time to get Certn.

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