What is a Share Code and how to Prove your Right To Work using one?
Migrant workers can prove their Right To Work to an employer by simply sharing a ‘share code’. To create a ‘share code’ a migrant worker will need:
- Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) number sometimes called as visa
- Biometric Residence Card (BRC) number
- Passport or National Identity card
A share code is usually valid for 30 days and is made of 9 alphanumeric characters like 9XY-6GY-2S2.
How to generate a ‘share code’ to share with employers?
You can create a ‘Share Code’ to share with your employer by following these simple instructions:
Visit here and click Start now.
You can create a Share Code by using one of the following:
- UKVI Account
- If you have status under EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
- Biometric residence Permit (BRP)
How can employers view Right to work details using share code?
To view the job applicant’s Right To Work you will need their:
- Date of Birth
- Share Code
What information is visible to employers by using share code?
Employers can check details of a migrant worker’s Right to work in the UK. They can also view:
- Types of work they can do.
- How long they can work in the UK, if there is a time limit restriction. Like in case of most international students are only allowed to work 20 hrs during the term time.
- Whether they can access services like the NHS.
- Apply for any benefits in the UK.
- Can open a Bank account or apply for any credit in the UK.
Share Codes can also be used to verify Right To Rent. You will need the following information about your tenant:
- Their date of birth
- Share Code
Who can use ‘Share code’ to prove their ‘Right To Work’ or ‘Right To Rent’?
You can use this service if you have a settled or pre-settled status in the UK or if you have applied for an immigration status and used the ‘UK Immigration: ID Check’ App.
You can not use this service if you have a ‘Vignette’ on your passport.
EU, EEA & Swiss citizens can continue to use their passport or national ID cards to prove their ‘Right To Work’ in the UK until 30 June 2021.
Employers will need a sponsor licence to employ EEA and Swiss citizens coming to the UK to work from 01 Jan 2021.