Applying for a National Insurance Number

If you have just arrived in the UK on a temporary work visa it is important that you set about applying for a National Insurance Number as soon as possible. A National Insurance Number or NI number is a unique reference number that relates to your Income Tax & National Insurance records.

PLEASE NOTE THAT COMMMONWEALTH CONTRACTORS DO NOT DEAL WITH NI NUMBER APPLICATIONS – PLEASE CONTACT JOBCENTRE PLUS ON 0845 600 0643.

Are you planning to come to the UK to work as a professional Contractor? Would like to find out about maximising your contract income or working towards a future visa extension? If so Commonwealth Contractors can help!

To discuss your situation with an experienced advisor call Commonwealth Contractors now on 0800 294 4388 or Submit your Details and we will get right back to you!

How do I apply for a National Insurance Number?

In order to get a National Insurance Number you need to attend a 10 minute meeting with an advisor at a Jobcentre Plus.

The meeting should only be arranged once you have started work as you will require a letter of employment.

To book a meeting with an advisor call Jobcentre Plus on 0845 600 0643 between 8am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday.

The advisor will inform you of the documents you need to bring to the meeting (please see the document list below) and assign a time.

What documents are required?

In order to apply for a National Insurance Number you should prepare some of the following documents:

  • Passport
  • Full Driving Licence
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Tenancy Agreement
  • Payslips
  • A Letter from your Employer
  • Contract of Employment

What happens after the meeting?

After the meeting with a Jobcentre Plus advisor you will be sent a letter detailing your National Insurance Number, so long as you have been successful.

Sometime after the letter a National Insurance card is sent to confirm the number.

Find out More

To find out more about Commonwealth Contractors call now on 0800 294 4388 or Submit your Details and we will get right back to you!

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