National Insurance numbers can now be saved to the Apple Wallet
Individuals with an Apple iPhone can now store their National Insurance number in their Apple Wallet either online or through the HMRC App.
Your employees may provide their proof of National Insurance number using their Apple Wallet rather than through the HMRC National Insurance number confirmation letter. HMRC want to reassure employers and those needing the National Insurance that this is genuine and should be accepted in the same way a letter would be.
Issuing National Insurance number confirmation letters by post can take up to 15 days, but now the employees’ National Insurance numbers can be viewed, shared and printed in the HMRC App within minutes and saved for future use.
Make sure the employee’s name matches what is shown in the Apple Wallet and, if you need a record of it, ask your employee for a screenshot.
HMRC are working to give Android phone users the ability to save their National Insurance number to their Google Wallet and will provide a further update when this is released.