Government Gateway

The Government Gateway lets you use many national and local online government services safely and securely.

You need to sign up and create a Government Gateway account first.

Create an account

Some services require more information, but to sign up for a Government Gateway account you usually need:

  • name
  • date of birth
  • National Insurance number
  • email address

You’ll normally be asked to create a password, and you’ll get a user ID. You need these to register for and log in to the services you want to use.

Helpdesk and log in problems

Contact the helpdesk of the service you’re using if you forget your Government Gateway password or user ID.

Replacement for the Government Gateway

Services on the Government Gateway are gradually being moved to replacement systems.

For services that have not moved yet, the Government Gateway is still available. All services will move by March 2019.

Some HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) services cannot be accessed through the Government Gateway. Find out how to sign in to HMRC online services.