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Visas: Software

Question for Home Office

UIN 66214, tabled on 29 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will consider developing a mobile phone app for visa holders to use as an alternative to the Employer Checking Service to demonstrate their right to (a) work and (b) reside.

Answered on

11 November 2021

The existing online Right to Work, Right to Rent and “View and Prove your Immigration Status” services can already be quickly, simply and safely used on a mobile phone web browser. They enable visa holders to generate “share codes” that can be passed on to employers, landlords and other parties, enabling them to check the visa holder’s rights and conditions of stay in the UK. Likewise, third parties given a share code can just as easily use a mobile phone web browser to view the information shared by the visa holder in this way.

Our digital services are constantly being improved based on user feedback and research. We will consider whether a cost-effective mobile phone app could be introduced and would bring benefits to visa holders and checkers over and above the current status checking service.

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Home Office
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