Employees' Obligations

Employees/Unpaid Apprentices

Where an employee or unpaid apprenticeA person who enters into a contract of apprenticeship or training for which remuneration of less than $120.00 per week is paid by the employer. is registered with the NIBTT, he must provide his employer with his N.I. Number within 7 days of employment. Where the employee or unpaid apprentice is not registered with the NIBTT, he must provide his employer with all personal particulars necessary for the proper completion of the registration form within 7 days of employment. The employee shall be responsible for the correctness of the particulars inserted on the application form.

Where the employer fails to register the employee or unpaid apprentice within 21 days of employment and informs the employee or unpaid apprentice accordingly, such person will apply to the NIBTT for registration within 28 days of employment.

Processing of the Application

Upon being satisfied that the application for Registration of an employed person or unpaid apprentice is in order the NIBTT shall deliver to the employer a N.I. Registration Card, for deliver to the employee and or unpaid apprentice and a record of the Registration number of each employed person, or unpaid apprentice which is to be retained by the employer.

Please note: An employee (excluding a domestic or casual agricultural worker) or unpaid apprentice who fails to provide the employer with complete and correct information needed for registration or, who fails to apply for registration within 28 days of employment will be liable on summary conviction to a fine of $500.00.

 

National Insurance Registration Cards

A National Insurance Registration Card will be issued to the following insured persons:-

  • New Registrant – a person for whom registration has been completed.
  • A person for whom Registration update has been completed upon data clean up.
  • Replacement Card Applicant – a person who has lost or damaged his card.
     

Where the insured person has not been issued with a National Insurance Registration Card or where changes have been effected, a National Insurance Registration Card must be issued to the insured person at no cost to the insured.

The N.I. Registration Card contains the following information:

Name:
National Insurance Number:
Date of birth:

 

All forms are available FREE of charge at any National Insurance Service Centre or are downloadable.

 

 

 

 

 

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