Our Head of Compliance, David Korthals-Clarke, has shared the latest guidance on what needs to happen if you are onboarded by Investigo from 1 October 2022 onwards.
What are right to work checks?
Investigo carries out right-to-work checks to ensure that our candidates have a right to work in the UK, irrespective of whether you work as a limited company contractor, umbrella company contractor, or are paid by us directly on a PAYE basis. Investigo follows the government guidance which is available on An employer's guide to right to work checks: 6 April 2022 (accessible version) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
I am a British or Irish national. What checks need to be conducted?
Investigo conduct right-to-work checks through an approved identity service provider (IDSP) who will be using Identity Document Validation Technology (IDVT) to verify your right-to-work status in the UK. A copy of your passport will also be requested by our online compliance onboarding tool. In addition to these checks one of our members of staff will also carry out a video call to ensure that all your information matches the data on the IDSP report.
How will the IDSP check be carried out?
You will receive a link (please check your spam). You will be asked to submit a picture of your passport (full view is required) and take a selfie. Please read the instructions very carefully. Should the IDSP check reveal any discrepancies, one of our members of staff will come back to you.
My British or Irish passport is expired.
If your passport is expired, unfortunately an IDSP check cannot be carried out. You would then need to visit one of our offices so that we can carry out a face-to-face check (what’s also known as a manual check) as per the government guidance. Please speak to your recruitment consultant to schedule an appointment with us.
I am a British/Irish national, but I don’t have a passport.
An IDSP check cannot be carried out in these circumstances. You would then need to visit one of our offices so that we can carry out a face-to-face check (what’s also known as a manual check) as per the government guidance. Please speak to your recruitment consultant to schedule an appointment with us and bring along with you:
Proof of NI number (an official document giving your permanent NI number and your name issued by a government agency or a previous employer)
Full birth or adoption certificate issued in the UK with both parents’ names on it
Photographic evidence (e.g., a driving license)
I am not a British or Irish national. Will an IDSP check still need to be carried out?
No, IDSP checks do not need to be carried out if you are a non-British or Irish national. Instead, you need to submit a copy of your foreign ID card or passport (through our compliance onboarding tool) and your share code and date of birth so that Investigo can verify your right to work in the UK. In addition to these checks one of our members of staff will also carry out a video call to ensure that all your information matches the data on the IDSP report. If you do not have a share code, please contact your recruitment consultant.
How do you process my personal data?
If you have any further questions about this process, please do not hesitate to contact your recruitment consultant.