National Insurance Application

Use this form to apply for a UK National Insurance number. If you already have a National Insurance Number you can recover your number by using a replacement application.

What you'll need

If you have the following documents, use them when you apply:

  • a passport from any country
  • a biometric residence permit (BRP)
  • a national identity card from an EU country or from Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland
  • You can still apply if you do not have any of these documents but you may need to attend an appointment to prove your identity.