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Offline foxyroxy123

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Got my BRP. Is the # on the back my NIN?
« on: February 21, 2017, 03:03:27 PM »
 Hello all!

I just arrived here on my spouse visa, and recieved my BRP at the post office.
Is the number printed on it my NIN, if not, how do I go about obtaining it?
I would like to start working soon, and would want that beforehand. 
Thank you for your help with every thing thus far. This site has been wonderful!  😀

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Re: Got my BRP. Is the # on the back my NIN?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 03:08:44 PM »
I think they are only printing NINs on work visa BRPs at the moment, I don't think they are doing it for spouse visas yet.

An NIN will be in the format of 2 letters, 6 numbers and 1 letter.

If it's not on your BRP you'll need to apply for one, which can take about a month to receive.

See: https://www.gov.uk/apply-national-insurance-number


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Re: Got my BRP. Is the # on the back my NIN?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 12:31:36 PM »
you will need to call a job centre around where you live, make an appointment  fill in some documents and wait 6 weeks, you can still look for a job carry your BRP and passport
Met in March, 2014 online through friends on FB
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