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How to obtain a National Insurance Number (NINO)?

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You can take up employment without a NI number as long as you apply for a number once you start work. A person can work in the UK without a NI number for 6 months, but it is advisable to apply for one as soon as possible as this may affect your eligibility when applying for tax credits and other benefits.

Applications for NINO are processed at the local Job Centre in your area. You will need to fill in a form and have an interview at a Jobcentre, where an interpreter can be arranged on request.  You will be asked to provide certain documents as proof of identity. eg. Passport, National Identity card, Birth certificate, Residence or naturalization documents, Pay slips, Work permit.

To apply for a National Insurance Number in the Craigavon area make an appointment at:          
Job & Benefits Office

Portadown Office
140 Jervis Street
Portadown, BT623HA
Tel 028 3839 7200

Lurgan Office
Alexandra Crescent
Lurgan, BT66 6BB
Tel 028 3831 5600