What is an NI Number?
An NI Number (National Insurance number) is your own personal identifier assigned to you by the UK governemnt.
Who needs NI Number?
Anyone would like to work in the UK needs an NI Number. You need a NI number to make sure the National Insurance contributions and tax that you pay are properly recorded on your account. Also, it is a reference number for the social security system. Your NI Number is made up of letters and numbers, and it will never change.
Where can I find the NI Number?
- Letters about Tax, Pension or Benefits
I don’t have NI Number, how to apply for NI Number?
To apply for an NI Number in England, Scotland or Wales, you need to have:
- Entered the UK on a Visa
- Have the right to work in the UK
You can call the National Insurance number application line (England, Scotland, and Wales) as below, and book for an interview.
Telephone: 0800 141 2075
Textphone: 0800 141 2438
Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 3 pm
You need to bring proof of your identity and your right to work or study to the interview.