If you don't have a NIN, you need to apply for one (see below). In the meantime, do not sign your agreement. Instead email firstname.lastname@example.org with proof of your right to work in the UK (eg. a scan of your UK passport). With this proof, we will invite you to sign your agreement using a temporary ID no. while we await your NIN).
If you are based in the UK, the contract we will send you will be a UK employment contract (code LEUK22). As part of this contract, we will make PAYE contributions for you as part of your payments each month - this includes things like pension and national insurance contributions. A National Insurance Number (‘NIN’) is required to make sure your National Insurance contributions and tax are recorded against your name only. You can find out more about NINs on the UK government website
. If you’re not sure what your NIN is, you can typically find it:
- on a payslip
- on a P60
- on letters about your tax, pension or benefits
- in the National Insurance section of your personal tax account.
If you’ve lost your NIN, you can visit this UK government site
for more information. If you don’t have a NIN
you can apply for one here
. If you do not already have a National Insurance number, you only need to apply for one if you’re planning to work. You can start work without a National Insurance number if you can prove you have the right to work in the UK. If so, do not enter a NIN, and instead contact EIB with the proof you’re eligible to work in the UK and we will share this with our payment partner.