You can ask HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to send you a statement of your UK National Insurance record if you’ve lived or worked in the UK and are making a benefit claim in an EU or European Economic Area (EEA) country.
You can either:
use the online form service (you’ll have sign in to, or set up a Government Gateway account)
fill in the CA3916 form on-screen, print it off and then post it to HMRC
If you use the online form, you’ll get a reference number that you can use to track the progress of your form.
Information you’ll need
To send your request you’ll need:
dates when you were resident in the UK
dates of any periods of self-employment you’ve had in the UK in the last 3 years
details of any periods of employment you’ve had in the UK in the last 3 years, including:
dates when you were employed
the date of your last period of Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA), if you received JSA between your last period of work and now
You’ll also need to send the following information:
evidence of your earnings from your most recent job (for example, a final payslip or form P60)
if you didn’t resign from your job, a document showing the reason why you left (for example, a letter terminating your contract)
How to use the postal form
If you want to use the postal form you’ll have to fill it in fully before you can print it off. You can’t save a partly completed form, so make sure you have all the information you’ll need before you start to fill it in.
If you’re using an older web browser (for example, Internet Explorer 8) you’ll need to update it or use a different browser to use the postal form.