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How do I prove my right to work to my new NHS Trust? | Share codes

  • August 10, 2022

You’re just about to start at your brand-new NHS Trust and your employer asks you for a share code before you can start, what is this?

Migrant workers now need to prove their Right To Work to an employer by simply sharing a ‘share code’. This code will be used to confirm the type of work visa you are on and how many hours you can work.

Where can I find my share code?

You will need to generate your share code online. To create a share code, you will need:

  • Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) number sometimes called as visa
  • Biometric Residence Card (BRC number
  • Passport or National Identity card

When you have the above information, 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)

A share code is usually valid for 30 days and is made of 9 alphanumeric characters for example:


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

How can we help?

If you are an international Doctor and you need support in relocating to the UK and joining the NHS – we can help you! Email your CV to [email protected] today.

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