National Insurance Number Information

HMRC Contact Number: 0300 200 3500.

HMRC National Insurance Number Application: https://www.gov.uk/apply-national-insurance-number/how-to-apply

– What is a National insurance Number.

Your national insurance number or NINO is unique. Everyone who has applied or have been given one is different. The format of the number is 2 letters followed by 6 numbers and 1 letter ( AB 12 34 56 E). It’s used to track you’re national insurance contributions and benefits which you are paid. You cannot let anyone else use you’re number.

– Why you need a national insurance number.

If you live in the UK you will be given one before you’re 16 birthday. If you are a UK resident and over the 16 years old you can use our replacement applications to get your national insurance number confirmed in writing. If you are a non-UK resident you will need a national insurance number to work, even if you are studying. Employers need the number in order to make tax deductions to you’re wages. You won’t be able to gain employment without a national insurance number. Once you have been issued a number you can not change it and you can not apply for a new one, instead you will need to get your old number confirmed to you in writing. National insurance numbers cannot be told over the telephone. You will need to apply for a replacement.

– National insurance number process.

All applicants will need to attend an identity interview at their local Job Centre in order to received a national insurance number. Applicants will generally get an appointment 1-2 weeks after applying. If you get accepted after your identity appointment it will take 3-6 weeks for your national insurance number to arrive in the post. We as an independent agency will check your information and book you into an identity interview. A travel route can be provided to your appointment location upon request. We can also advise on possible questions that could get asked and will explain to you the documents that would be acceptable to take.