Before you are appointed, employers may ask you to submit some documents to check whether you are eligible for the job. Some of them are:
Documents from Old Employer
Relieving Letter (if applicable)
Your employer may ask you to get a signed document from your previous employer stating that you are no longer associated with them. This safeguards the employer from disputes in case a new employee has not terminated the agreement with the previous employer.
Your prospective employer may ask you for a work reference by either before the interview stage or after you accept the job offer. A work reference would usually be a contact you give of your ex-employer, who can verify and explain the quality of your work and your character while at work. The employer may ask for the reference in the form of a letter or they may contact the referees directly.
Some employers ask for a copy of the payslip given by the previous employer to double check how much you were earning in your previous office to determine your salary in the new job.
Resume and Other Documents
Your employer will ask for your latest resume or curriculum vitae with all the details of your work experience and education.
For HR purposes and documentation of employees, some employers may ask you for proof of education such as school certificate, college graduation certificate, higher studies certificate, etc.
Identity Proof Documents
Government-Authorized Identity Proof
Most employers ask you for passport-sized photographs and a copy of the identity proof such as Aadhar, passport, driving licence, etc. for assurance of your identity and documentation purposes.
Police Clearance Certificate
Sometimes employers may ask employees to do a police verification to check for previous or existing criminal records. Some states, like Delhi, have this provision online. Otherwise, if your employer does not help you, then you may have to go to a police station yourself and request for the police clearance certificate from the police officer and submit it to your employer.
Documents for Salary Account
Your employer will ask either for your bank details or set up a new bank account for you, so that they can transfer your salary to that account.1