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National Insurance

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 12358, tabled on 8 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to reform the National Insurance number application process.

Answered on

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

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.