The ביטוח לאומי קביעת תור system is a tax on earnings that pays for retirement and other social benefits. It is similar to the FICA system in the United States, which funds Social Security and Medicare.
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What to bring to your appointment
You’ll need to bring documents with you to prove your identity when you apply for a National Insurance number (NINO). You may also have to attend a face-to-face interview as part of your application. The interview, sometimes called an evidence of identity interview or NINO interview, will help us decide whether you should get your NINO and how much you should pay in National Insurance contributions. The interview will usually be one-to-one unless you need an interpreter.
What to expect at your appointment
National Insurance (NI) is a form of tax paid by people who work in the UK. It can be paid through wages in the PAYE system or via self-assessment tax returns. The amount you pay depends on the type of work you do and your personal circumstances. There are also some exemptions from paying NI.
If you are applying for your NI number you will need to attend a face-to-face interview. This will usually take place at a Jobcentre Plus office. The interviewer will ask you questions and see all your official documents. They will then write to you to say whether your application was successful or not. If it was successful they will send you a letter with your National Insurance number. It is important that you share your NI number with your employer as soon as possible after the appointment.
There are a lot of websites that claim to be able to get you your NI number more quickly than the government. However, it is important to remember that there is no such thing as a fast-tracked NI number. If anyone tells you that they can get you your NI number more quickly than this, then they are lying. You should only use reputable companies that follow the guidelines set out by the government. You should also make sure that you take all your official documents with you to the interview.
What to do after your appointment
If you have any questions after your appointment, please contact the company that processed your application. They will be able to help you with your specific questions.
It can take up to 4 weeks to get your National Insurance number once you have proved your identity. During this time, you may be asked to attend a face-to-face interview (sometimes known as an ‘evidence of identity interview’). It will be one-to-one and will last up to 45 minutes.