Your National Insurance number
If you recently moved to the UK and want to start work then you must apply for a National Insurance number (NINO). A National Insurance number is a unique reference number used by government to track your national insurance contributions and the taxes you pay.
It is possible to start work without a National Insurance number so long as you inform your employer that you are in the process of securing one. The problem with working without a National Insurance number is that you may end up paying a higher rate of tax called "emergency tax". Some employers may also refuse to hire you on the basis that since you do not have a number you cannot work in the UK legally. To avoid all these issues you should apply for a National Insurance number as soon as possible.
How can we help you?
We offer a fast & easy online application service that is available 24/7. We have years of experience working in the industry and have helped thousands of customers get their National Insurance numbers - you can trust us to do the same for you.
To get started simply complete our online application form using the link below. Our friendly team will guide you every step of the way so you can sit back and relax while we do all the hard work.
How does it work?
3 step process
Complete our fast & easy online application form, ensuring the information provided is correct.
Our experts will check your application, register your details, and then book your interview.
Attend the interview to prove your identity, after which you will receive your NI number.
The following groups may need to know your National Insurance number:
- employers and pension providers
- local council
- the Student Loans Company
- banks and building societies
Do not give your National Insurance number to anyone who does not need to know it.
Jobcentre Plus may write to you and ask you to come to an interview where you will be asked about your circumstances and why you need a National Insurance number.
The letter will also tell you which documents to bring to prove your identity, such as:
- passport or identity card
- residence permit
- birth or adoption certificate
- marriage or civil partnership certificate
- driving licence
It usually takes between 2 to 6 weeks to receive your National Insurance number after attending the Evidence of Identity interview.
The sooner you apply the better.
I had been working for 2 months in the UK before realising I was paying a lot of tax. I spoke to the experts at Easy NINO who told me the reason for that was because I did not have a National Insurance number. They took my details and a few weeks later I received my NINO - excellent service!
My friend recommended Easy NINO to me. He told me to complete the fast and easy online application which I did and later that day a friendly person contacted me with the details of my National Insurance number appointment. It was done quickly and efficiently, saving me a lot of hassle.
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We are not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with HMRC, Jobcentre Plus or any other government body.
You can apply for a National Insurance number for free by contacting Jobcentre Plus directly, however, you will not receive any of the benefits provided by our services.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.