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how to get a national insurance number without proof of address

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wijcc, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. wijcc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 10, 2003

    Posts: 2,496

    Location: London

    My friend is from france, they have moved to uk and is living in a rented room. How does he go about getting a national insurance number so he can get a part time job here in the uk. He doesn't have a uk bank account or any bills etc to prove his address?
    Does anyone know how he can get another this, how to get a proof of address or open a uk bank account without this?
    Thanks in advance guys :)
     
  2. .Lethal

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 8, 2005

    Posts: 5,763

    Location: United Kingdom

    You should check the government and immigration websites for this information. I belive it is easy to find.

    Also not all members outside the UK use NI to work, there are lots of options. Again check the government websites for more info as it isn't simple to give out one explanation when there is so many.
     
  3. Gaz1988

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 12, 2007

    Posts: 1,019

    Location: Edinburgh

    surly he will have proof of address on his lease from his "rented room"?
     
  4. EVH

    Don

    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 23,715

    Location: Swansea

    "I just require you bank account details... and sort code"
     
  5. wijcc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 10, 2003

    Posts: 2,496

    Location: London

    its a cheap cash payment weekly room only
     
  6. helmet

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 3,362

    What were the family told at UK immigration? Would be my answer to their question.
     
  7. wijcc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 10, 2003

    Posts: 2,496

    Location: London


    don't know what you mean??? Hes a french national so requires no visa or work permit. What he is having problems with is getting proof of address to open up a bank account or something so have can get a national insurance number
     
  8. gizmoy2k

    Mobster

    Joined: May 3, 2004

    Posts: 2,794

    Location: Scotland

    get yesterdays Sun and use John Arne Risse's :eek:
     
  9. MarcoM

    Associate

    Joined: Nov 1, 2007

    Posts: 3

    He will need a proof of address. The simplest way to obtain one is to exchange his full French driving license for a full UK one (forms can be obtained at the Post office, all he has to do is to fill in his current address and pay the fee), alternatively if he hasn't got a French driving license he can apply for a provisional UK driving license and use that as a proof of address. Either way he does need a proof of address to get the NI number or to open a bank account etc.
     


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