Where can I find my National Insurance number? What if I don't have one?

Where can I find it?

Your National Insurance number can normally be found on a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or on your bank statement if your pension is paid into your bank account.

Your National Insurance number is 9 digits long and starts with two letters, followed by six numbers and one letter e.g. AB123456C. If you have lost it www.gov.uk/lost-national-insurance-number may help you find it.

What if I don’t have one?

If you're completing a free over 75 licence application, just tick the box which says that you don't have a National Insurance number.

You’ll then be asked to print out the completed form and post it to us with another form of identification to confirm your date of birth such as:

  • Passport or EU or EEA national identity card
  • UK driving licence
  • UK birth certificate (if your name has changed by marriage or deed poll please provide proof)
  • National identity card

We are unable to return original documents, so please send photocopies and post your completed application to:

TV Licensing, Darlington, DL98 1TL

Find out how to apply for a free over 75 TV Licence

For more information on the free over 75 licence see Aged 74 and over.

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