Create an account

To use this service, you need to create either a Government Gateway or GOV.UK Verify account. These are used to help fight identity theft.

Once you have an account, you can use it to access other government services online.

Choose a way to prove your identity

Government Gateway

Registering with Government Gateway usually takes about 10 minutes. It works best if you have:

  • your National Insurance number
  • a recent payslip or P60 or a valid UK passport

Create a Government Gateway account

GOV.UK Verify

Registering with GOV.UK Verify usually takes about 15 minutes. It works best if you have:

  • a UK address
  • a valid passport or photocard driving licence

Create a GOV.UK Verify account

A certified company will double check your identity when you register with GOV.UK Verify. They’ve all met security standards set by government.

Personal tax account

Signing in for the first time will activate your personal tax account. You can use this to check your HMRC records and manage your other details.