NATIONAL INSURANCE NUMBER

Format/length: 9 characters
HES item:
National Codes:
Default Codes:

Notes:
A reference number that is issued to a PERSON by the DWP/IR for participants in the National Insurance Scheme.

References:
UK Government Data Standards Catalogue (GDSC), Version 2.1, Agreed 01.09.02. GDSC:
http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/gdsc/html/default.htm

NATIONAL INSURANCE NUMBER is the same as PERSON IDENTIFIER CODE where the PERSON IDENTIFIER TYPE equals 'a. National Insurance Number'.

UK Government Data Standards Catalogue

Data Element National Insurance Number
Is Part Of Person Identifiers
Has Parts  
Version 2.1
Status Release
Previous Versions  
Later Versions  
Date Agreed 1 September 2002

Meta Data Value
Name National Insurance Number
Description A reference number that is issued to a person by the DWP/IR for participants in the National Insurance Scheme.
Business Format 9 Characters
Element Type Data Item
Validations
1. Must be 9 characters.
2. First 2 characters must be alpha.
3. Next 6 characters must be numeric.
4. Final character can be A, B, C, D or space.
5. First character must not be D,F,I,Q,U or V
6. Second characters must not be D, F, I, O, Q, U or V.
7. First 2 characters must not be combinations of GB, NK, TN or ZZ (the term combinations covers both GB and BG etc.)
Value
Default Value
Owner Department for Work and Pensions and Inland Revenue
Based On Department for Work and Pensions and Inland Revenue
Verification
Comment
Schema fragment does include validation number 7
 

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural NATIONAL INSURANCE NUMBERS