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Advice for non-UK based applicants

List B documents

Examples of List B documents include: 

  • A passport or travel document endorsed to show that the holder is allowed to stay in the United Kingdom and is allowed to do the type of work in question
  • A Biometric Residence Permit issued by the Home Office to the holder which indicates that the person named in it can stay in the United Kingdom and is allowed to do the work in question
  • A residence card or document issued by the Home Office to a family member of a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland
  • A work permit or other approval to take employment issued by the Home Office when produced in combination with either a passport or another travel document endorsed to show the holder is allowed to stay in the United Kingdom and is allowed to do the work in question, or a letter issued by the Home Office to the holder or the employer or prospective employer confirming the same
  • A certificate of application which is less than 6 months old, issued by the Home Office to or for a family member of a national of a European Economic Area country or Switzerland stating that the holder is permitted to take employment together with a positive verification letter from the Home Office’s Employer Checking Service.
  • An Application Registration Card issued by the Home Office stating that the holder is permitted to take employment, together with a positive verification letter from the Home Office’s Employer Checking Service
    • If the holder is permitted to work it will state “ALLOWED TO WORK” or “EMPLOYMENT PERMITTED” on both sides of the card. If the card states “FORBIDDEN FROM TAKING EMPLOYMENT” or “EMPLOYMENT PROHIBITED” on either side the holder cannot work unless they can otherwise demonstrate their entitlement to work in the UK
    • A Standard Acknowledgement Letter (SAL) or Immigration Service Letter (IS96W) cannot be accepted as evidence that an asylum seeker has permission to work
  • An Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office to the holder with an endorsement indicating that the person named in it can stay in the United Kingdom, and is allowed to do the type of work in question, when produced in combination with an official document giving the person’s National Insurance Number and their name issued by a Government agency or a previous employer
    • Official documents include: a P45, a P60, a National Insurance Number Card, or a letter from a Government agency
    • A Government agency includes: HM Revenues and Customs, Department for Work and Pensions, Jobcentre Plus, Trainin & Employment Agency (Northern Ireland) or Northern Ireland Social Security Agency
  • A letter issued by the Home Office to the holder or the employer or prospective employer which indicates that the person named in it can stay in the United Kingdom and is allowed to the work in question when produced in combination with an official document giving the person’s National Insurance Number and their name issued by a Government agency or previous employer
    • Official documents include: a P45, a P60, a National Insurance Number Card, or a letter from a Government agency
    • A Government agency includes: HM Revenues and Customs, Department for Work and Pensions, Jobcentre Plus, Trainin & Employment Agency (Northern Ireland) or Northern Ireland Social Security Agency.