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Get your National Insurance number

Print a letter showing your National Insurance number from your personal tax account, or apply by post.

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Already know your National Insurance number: apply online (sign in to, or set up a Government Gateway account)

Don't know your National Insurance number: apply by post

Details

If you already know your National Insurance number

Use your personal tax account to print your National Insurance number letter. You’ll need to sign in to, or set up a Government Gateway account.

If you don’t know your National Insurance number

Fill in the on-screen form, then print and post it to HM Revenue and Customs.

Send the print and post form to:

National Insurance contributions and Employers Office
HM Revenue and Customs
BX9 1AN

Before you start using the postal form

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You’ll need to fill in the form fully before you can print it. You can’t save a partly completed form so gather all your information together before you start to fill it in.

Apply for a National Insurance number
Guidance on how to get a National Insurance number.

Published 9 April 2014
Last updated 22 December 2015 + full page history
  1. An online service is now available.
  2. Amended postal address to: National Insurance Contributions and Employer Office, HM Revenue and Customs, BX9 1AN.
  3. Added translation