This guide is used by DWP staff who allocate National Insurance numbers.
The ‘Secure National Insurance number allocation process’ (SNAP) guide is used by DWP staff who allocate National Insurance numbers (NINos).
We have replaced some information in the guide with a series of letters X – as we would if it was published in response to a freedom of information request. This is because there are some exemptions to the right of access to information.
Why we publish this guide
We publish this guide to help people understand how we make decisions.