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National Insurance Number

If you wish to work in the UK you will need a National Insurance Number, find out how to obtain yours

UK Students

You’ll normally be sent a National Insurance number automatically, in the 3 months before your 16th birthday

If you did not receive a National Insurance number, call HMRC

International Students

You must apply online, you will need to provide the following documents:

You can also use a national identity card from:

  • a country in the EU
  • Norway
  • Liechtenstein
  • Switzerland

You can still apply if you do not have any of these documents, but you may need to attend an appointment to prove your identity.

You’ll need to download and return the application form along with your proof of identity and your right to work or study in the UK. You’ll be told which documents you can use as proof when you get your application form.

After you apply, it can take up to 16 weeks to get your National Insurance number. 

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Student Immigration Team (Advice)

Student Immigration Team (Advice & Compliance)

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