You can check your National Insurance record online at GOV.UK to see:
- what you have paid, up to the start of the current tax year (6 April 2023);
- any National Insurance credits you have received;
- if gaps in contributions or credits mean some years do not count towards your State Pension (they are not ‘qualifying years’); and
- if you can pay voluntary contributions to fill any gaps and how much this will cost.
Your online record does not cover how much State Pension you’re likely to get.
To check your National Insurance record, you’ll need to sign into your personal tax account using your Government Gateway user ID and password.
If you do not have a personal tax account, you will need a Government Gateway user ID and password to set up a personal tax account. If you do not already have a user ID, you can create one when you sign in for the first time.
You will also need your National Insurance number or postcode and two of the following:
- a valid UK passport;
- a UK photocard driving licence issued by the DVLA (or DVA in Northern Ireland);
- a payslip from the last three months or a P60 from your employer for the last tax year;
- details of a tax credit claim if you made one;
- details from a Self-Assessment tax return in the last two years, if you made one; or
- information held on your credit record if you have one (such as loans, credit cards or mortgages).
Other ways to apply
You can request a printed National Insurance statement:
- online, if you live in the UK
- online or by post if you live abroad
- by phone
You will need to say which years you want your statement to cover. You cannot request statements for the current or previous tax year.
You can also write to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
National Insurance contributions and Employers Office
HM Revenue and Customs