School Leavers - Getting an NIS number
As soon as you leave school you should register with the National Insurance Office.
– Visit the Registration Section of the Office on Culloden Road
– Fill out the relevant form
– Make sure you bring the necessary identification – passport, Barbados ID card, Original Birth Certificate
Once you’ve registered you’ll receive a National Insurance Registration Card with your National Insurance number on it within a few weeks.
1 Keep your card in a safe place
2 If you lose your card ask the National Insurance Office for a new one right away
3 You don’t need to re-register if you change jobs, just let your new employer know that you already have a National Insurance number
4 Your number remains the same even if you change jobs several times