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What is the right to work check and how can I do it?

Your nationality and immigration status determine the documents we need to verify during your right to work check.

Coople is your legal employer. To hire you, we need to verify your right to work in the United Kingdom.

Your nationality and immigration status determine the documents we need to see to check your right to work.

The good news is that you only need to prove your right to work once. After we verify your details, you’ll be able to work across more than 140 roles, receive weekly payments and get benefits like holiday pay and pension.

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British and Irish National Right to Work check

Prove your right to work as a British or Irish national:

  1. Prepare your right to work documents

We need to verify one of these documents:

  1. Your passport. We accept expired passports as long as your picture is recognizable.

or

  1. Your birth certificate and proof of your national insurance number. This can be a payslip, P60, P45, National Insurance card or home office letter.


2. Complete your right to work check

First, add your preferred documents to your profile

  1. Open the Coople Jobs App

  2. Tap on Profile

  3. Tap on Documents

  4. Add a photo of your preferred document.

Follow these tips to add a photo of your documents

  • If you’re adding your passport, take a photo of the biometric details page. This is the page where your full name and photograph are visible

  • If you’re adding your birth certificate, take a photo of the entire document

  • If you’re adding your National Insurance card, we only need to see the front of the document

  • Check that the document is visible and that it fits into the white border

  • Make sure that the text is clear and easy to read before adding it to your profile

  • Retake the photo if the information is difficult to read

Second, start your online right to work session

Once you’ve uploaded your documentation, you can start your online right to work session from the app. You'll see the following message:

Tap on it, and get started!

You’ll need to show the same documents that you uploaded to your Profile. Please have a good internet connection, good lighting and follow the instructions carefully.


What happens next?

A member of our team will verify your right to work details. This usually takes less than 48 hours during weekdays. Once we approve your right to work, you will be able to apply for jobs that suit your profile.

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EU Settlement Scheme Right to Work check

Prove your right to work as an EU national

  1. Prepare your documents

We need to verify all these documents. Please upload them to your profile and show them on camera during your right to work online session. You need to show the same document that you upload so we can verify it.

  • Your passport or national ID card. These documents can be expired documents as long as your picture is recognizable)

and

  • Your right to work document. This is your government ‘share code’ that proves your settled or pre-settled status.

    What is a share code? A share code is a unique code used to prove your right to work in the UK for EU citizens. It is made of 9 alphanumeric characters like 9XY-6GY-2S2 and lasts 90 days. Generate this code through this link: https://www.gov.uk/view-prove-immigration-status

    When you’re done, please take a screenshot or a picture of the ‘share code'. You will need to upload it to the app as your right to work document.


2. Complete your right to work check

First, add your documents and information to your profile

  1. Open the Coople Jobs App

  2. Tap on Profile

  3. Tap on Documents, then add a photo of your passport or national ID card

  4. Finally, add your right to work document. This should be a screenshot or photo of the 'share code' that proves your settled or pre-settled status

Tips to add your documents

  • If you’re adding your passport, please take a picture of the photo page. This is the page where your full name and photograph are visible

  • If you’re adding your ID, please take a photo of the front and the back of the document

  • Check that the documents fit into the border

  • Make sure that the text in all your documents is clear and easy to read

  • If you add a photo or screenshot of your 'share code', ensure the numbers are clearly visible

  • Retake the photos if the information is difficult to read

Second, start your online right to work session

Once you’ve uploaded your documentation, you can start your online right to work session from the app. You'll see the following message:

Tap on it, and get started!

You’ll need to show the same documents that you uploaded to your Profile.

Please have a good internet connection, good lighting and follow the instructions carefully.


What happens next?

A member of our team will verify your right to work details. This usually takes less than 48 hours during weekdays. If we have any problems during the verification process, we'll get in touch via the app.

Once we verify your right to work, you will be able to apply for jobs that suit your profile.

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Right to Work check for people with any other type of visa

1. Prepare your documents

We need to verify all these documents.

  • Your passport, national ID or Biometric Residence Permit card

and

  • Your right to work document. This is your government ‘share code’ that proves your right to work.

What is a share code? A share code is a unique code used to prove your right to work in the UK for EU citizens. It is made of 9 alphanumeric characters like 9XY-6GY-2S2 and lasts 90 days. Generate this code through this link: https://www.gov.uk/prove-right-to-work

When you’re done, please take a screenshot or a picture of the ‘share code'. You will need to upload it to the app as your right to work document.


2. Complete your online right to work check

First, add your documents to your profile

  1. Open the Coople Jobs App

  2. Tap on Profile

  3. Tap on Documents, add a photo of your passport or national ID card

  4. Go back, then tap on Right to work and add a photo of your preferred document.

    Follow these tips to add a photo of your documents

  • If you’re adding your passport, please take a photo of the biometric details page. This is the page where your full name and photograph are visible

  • If you’re adding your Biometric Residence permit card, please add a photo of the front and the back of the document

  • If you’re adding an Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office, take a photo of the entire document

  • If you're adding a "Certificate of Application" letter, take a photo of the entire document

  • Check that the documents are visible and that they fit into the white border

  • Make sure that the text in all your documents is clear and easy to read before adding them to your Profile

  • Retake the photos the information is difficult to read

Second, start your online right to work session

Once you’ve uploaded your documentation, you can start your online right to work session from the app. You will see the following message:

Tap on it, and get started!


You’ll need to show the same documents that you uploaded to your profile. It is also very important that you show the front and the back of your immigration status document. Please have a good internet connection, good lighting and follow the instructions carefully.


What happens next?

A member of our team will verify your right to work details. This usually takes less than 48 hours during weekdays, we'll send you an email once this is done. If we have any problems during the verification process, we'll get in touch via the app.

Once we verify your right to work, you will be able to apply for jobs that suit your profile.


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