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PAYE Manual

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Employer returns: RTI submissions: NVR: NINO verification request

From April 2012, an employer who is within RTI will have the ability for new employees only to submit a NINO Verification Request (NVR) to allow them to either verify a NINO, or to obtain a NINO for the Employee Designatory Details supplied on the NVR.

Note: The use of the NVR is not mandatory.

The request should only be submitted when an employer has taken on a new employee and is required to verify or obtain the employee’s NINO. The submission will include employee data to enable verification of the NINO as follows

  • Surname or family name
  • Forename or given name
  • Initials
  • Second forename
  • Date of birth
  • Current gender
  • Address

NVR can be submitted using the following filing methods

  • EDI Channel
  • Internet Channel - using commercial payroll software or HMRC free software

An FPS must be processed before an employer can submit an NVR.

Note: A submission can contain between one and a hundred employee NINO requests.