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National insurance number cards and letters

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HMRC is to notify individuals of their NI number by letter instead of sending them a plastic card. The department will continue to provide written confirmation of the number on request.

The card is not a recognised form of ID within the UK but is simply a reminder to the holder of the card of their NI number, the Treasury said.

‘If you have recently applied for a National Insurance number or are approaching age 16 and are eligible to receive a number automatically you will still be sent a national insurance number card. This will continue for some time,’ HMRC said.

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