Check your National Insurance record

You can check your National Insurance record online to see:

  • what you’ve paid, up to the start of the current tax year (6 April 2024)
  • any National Insurance credits you’ve received
  • if gaps in contributions or credits mean some years do not count towards your State Pension (they are not ‘qualifying years’)
  • if you’ll benefit from paying voluntary contributions to fill any gaps
  • how your State Pension forecast will change if you decide to pay voluntary contributions
  • if you can pay voluntary contributions online and how much this will cost

This service is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

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Before you start

To check your National Insurance record, you’ll need to sign in to your personal tax account using your Government Gateway user ID and password.

If you do not have a personal tax account

You need a Government Gateway user ID and password to set up a personal tax account. If you do not already have a user ID, you can create one when you sign in for the first time.

You’ll need your National Insurance number or postcode and 2 of the following:

  • a valid UK passport
  • a UK photocard driving licence issued by the DVLA (or DVA in Northern Ireland)
  • a payslip from the last 3 months or a P60 from your employer for the last tax year
  • details of a tax credit claim, if you made one
  • details from a Self Assessment tax return in the last 2 years, if you made one
  • information held on your credit record if you have one (such as loans, credit cards or mortgages)

Other ways to apply

You can request a printed National Insurance statement:

You’ll need to say which years you want your statement to cover. You cannot request statements for the current or previous tax year.

You can also write to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

PT Operations North East England
HM Revenue and Customs

If you’ve paid National Insurance in the Isle of Man

Your record will not show National Insurance contributions from the Isle of Man if you reach State Pension age after 5 April 2016.

Email the National Insurance office in the Isle of Man to find out how much you’ve paid.

Isle of Man National Insurance office

You can also write to the office.

National Insurance contributions
Income Tax Division
Government Office
Bucks Road
Isle of Man