National Insurance (NI) is required by people employed, and self employed, in the United Kingdom.

Each person has a unique ‘NI number’ that keeps track of how much they’ve paid in tax, as well as how much they’ve paid towards the cost of certain benefits.

The unique ‘NI number’ is 2 letters followed by 6 digit, followed by 1 last letter. It is kept on the Governments system and written across a plastic credit sized card that you’re sent when you apply.

It provides the UK Government with 21.5% of total revenue collected by HMRC.

All information supplied is for information purposes only. Should you require specialist or individual advice please seek the advice of a migration agent or lawyer.