Apply for a National Insurance Number
You can apply online if you need a National Insurance number to work in the UK and if you have not already received one.
Before you start
You need to prove your identity in order to get a National Insurance number. If you have any of the following documents, you can use them when you apply:
- a passport from any country
- a biometric residence permit (BRP)
You can also use a national identity card from:
- a country in the European Union
If you do not have any of these documents, we may ask you for other information. You may also need to make an appointment with us to prove your identity.