How To Apply National Insurance Number

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National Insurance is a great way in United Kingdom to help people and keep their families safe. If you have not received it yet, you can apply National Insurance Number at any time. Everyone in United Kingdom has a national insurance number and people receive that number just before their 16th birthday.

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How To Apply National Insurance Number


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This number is called a personal account number by United Kingdom Government. Today we are going to show you “how to apply national insurance number” if you have not received it automatically. Don’t worry about the process. It is simpler than anything and you only have to make a 1 or 2 calls and attend 1 meeting and that’s it. We are going to keep this thing as simple as possible to help you easily understand it.

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How To Apply National Insurance Number

Call Jobcentre Plus to apply for a National Insurance number because that is the right place to do so. One really important thing that you need to know and understand is that you cannot “apply national insurance number” if you are staying in United Kingdom illegally.

You must have every right to be living there and those rights can be living on Student Visa, living on Entrepreneur Visa or any other kind of visa. In short words, you must have entered the country using the legal way and you should not just sneak into the border..

Jobcentre Plus can confirm all things on call but sometimes they may need to interview you in order to confirm your identity. And you don’t have to worry about if they want to confirm your identity or not because if they do want to see you, they will send you a letter inviting you for meeting. The letter will also explain what documents or other things you need to bring in with you.

Those documents are usually;

  • Identity card
  • Residence permit
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • Driving license and other things that they may ask.

Below are the opening and closing timings and phone number of Jobcentre Plus to help you apply national insurance number with more ease and flexibility.

Jobcentre Plus application line
Telephone: 0345 600 0643
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

Welsh language: 0345 602 1491
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm

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What If I am Over 16 and Have No National Insurance Number?

As said in the start of this post, United Kingdom has an accurate system and you will definitely get National Insurance Number by the time you just turned or are turning 16. But what if it doesn’t happen? Well in case you are in this situation, we still want to help.

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