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Our Visas & Immigration Guidance provides information on how to comply with UK Visa & Immigration legislation (UKVI), and the University's practices in relation to the recruitment and employment of employees with limited leave to remain and work in the UK.

 

It is essential that a Right to Work check is conducted in advance of an individual completing any work for the University.  Failure to hold the correct Right to Work documentation means the University could lose our Category A ranking in order to employ Tier 2 workers. This would prevent the University employing people from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who require sponsorship.

 

If you have any questions regarding UKVI, contact the HR Services team on 3344 or via humanresources@napier.ac.uk.


Right to Work


Right to Work checks will be conducted by the HR services team, and HR will notify the respective manager that this is complete. 


Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, HR will be available to carry out these checks virtually. Where a right to work check is required to be taken the following procedure should be followed:

  • The individual must provide a scanned copy of their passport. This can be as simple as taking a photo of it (provided the image is legible). 
  • ​A video call should be made with the individual to determine they are the rightful holder of the passport. During this call they will ask the candidate to show their passport (including the picture page of the passport) to ensure this matches the copy. Alternatively, a screenshot can be taken of the passport when you are on the call to them.


Please note, it is the responsibility of the individual School/Service to ensure that appointment paperwork is completed allowing enough time, in advance of the start date, for the Right to Work check to be completed.

In exceptional circumstances this can be conducted by the individual department. If you are conducting a Right to Work Check, please refer to the Right to Work Checklist.


If you have any questions please contact the HR Services team on 3344 or via humanresources@napier.ac.uk.

 
Sponsorship

If your desired candidate lives out with the UK, the University has a limited number of Visas which are at a cost to the individual departments. It is worth noting that the University has a certain number of visas that they can approve for high growth areas along with exceptional circumstances all of which are illustrated in the guidance documents below.


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