National Insurance Number: Applications

Address for interview will be given when appointment is made via telephone.

0345 600 0643

To make an application for a NINO. Individuals need call to make an appointment for an interview. They will then have to attend an interview (usually in Hatfield). The letter stating the individuals NINO can take up to 6 weeks to arrive.


Application for National Insurance number; required for employment and benefits applications.

Telephone service available to residents and those moving to the UK from abroad.

Cost: free to access.

Eligibility Criteria: individuals who do not have an existing NINO.

Referral Procedure: call applications line to make an appointment for interview. Individual will be given a reference number, address, time and a list of documents that they need to take with them to the interview.

CAB Advice Guide: Benefit guidance for EEA nationals

Info for EEA nationals wishing to claim benefits in the UK. The information gives advice for those in a variety of scenarios. Given the complex nature of the information, it may be worth making a referral to Watford CAB for the individual to discuss their situation with an advisor.


Explanation of habitual rights of EEA nationals moving to the UK.

Explanations of whether or not EEA nationals are able to claim for benefits before satisfying the habitual rights test.

Cost: free to access.

Eligibility Criteria: EEA nationals seeking advice about their benefit entitlement in the UK.