To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of whether an online application process for a National Insurance number would improve efficiency.
15 June 2021
The Department is in the process of reforming the National insurance number (NINo) process and has developed a digital application service.
From 28th April 2021 all employment inspired NINo applicants can make their initial request for a NINo online at https://www.gov.uk/apply-national-insurance-number
For applicants who have been through an Identity verification process with another government department they are no longer required to attend a face to face identity appointment.