The ביטוח לאומי קביעת תור system in the United Kingdom is a form of social security tax that provides for retirement pensions and other contributory state benefits. It is similar to the FICA system in the United States, which funds Social Security and Medicare.
An appointment is an official agreement between an insurer and a licensed producer. It can be made, canceled or renewed.
What to bring to the appointment
There are certain things you will need to bring with you to your appointment. You will be asked to show your passport (or other proof of identity documents, such as a residence permit, driving licence or birth certificate) and a recent photograph of yourself. These will be used to verify your identity and ensure that you are the person applying for a NI number.
After the interview, Jobcentre Plus will write to you to let you know whether your application has been successful or not. If it has, they will also provide you with your NI number. This will be sent to you in a letter, rather than a plastic NINO card.
It can take several weeks from the date of your interview until you receive your NI number. If you move house during this time, make sure you tell Jobcentre Plus about your new address so that they can send you your NI number to the right place.
What to expect at the appointment
If you need to prove your identity for your NI number, you will need to go to a face-to-face interview with DWP (also known as a ‘evidence of identity interview’). The appointment is usually one-to-one but you may be asked to bring someone to help you. They will ask you questions about your identity and you will be asked to provide photographic proof of your identity, such as a passport, driving licence or UK bank card.
It can take up to two weeks after the interview before you receive your National Insurance number. You must share this information with your employer as soon as possible so that your pay is not delayed and you don’t miss out on any entitlements.
The main purpose of National Insurance is to contribute towards your future state pension. The amount you need to contribute depends on how much you earn and your personal circumstances. You can find more information about this on the government website.
It is important to remember that National Insurance is a form of tax, so you will need to pay it along with your income tax. You can pay National Insurance through your wages or via self-assessment. There are also some people who are exempt from paying it, so make sure you check if this applies to you before applying.