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The Home Office has provided an update about the changes it has introduced to the View and Prove share codes. This is a change that will directly affect share codes provided by job applicants for the purposes of a digital right to work check.
Such individuals using the View and Prove service need to select one of three possible options for sharing their immigration status:
Each share code is only for use concerning the purpose it was selected for. E.g. a share code generated in order to evidence a worker’s right to work will work exclusively in the ‘View a job applicant’s right to work details’ online service. The share code will not work if it is provided for the ‘View a Tenant’s right to rent in England’ service.
All share codes now begin with a letter representing the purpose it can be used for:
The recent changes will enable both employers and employees alike to be sure that the correct share code has been generated, which will ensure greater clarity when using the services. Share codes will continue to operate as they have done with the employer continuing to use the ‘View a job applicant’s right to work details’ online service.
From 17 February 2022, the Home Office extended the existing validity period of share codes. This means that any share code generated via any part of the Home Office online service can be now be used for 90 days. This will take some pressure off by allowing individual migrant workers more time to share their immigration status with their employer for the purposes of a digital right to work check.
This article has been produced for general information purposes and further advice should be sought from a professional advisor. Please contact our Employment & Immigration teams at Cleaver Fulton Rankin for further advice or information.