National Insurance for migrants

Updated on 7 April 2018

National Insurance contributions in the UK are paid by employees and employers on earnings and count towards the cost of certain state benefits. The self-employed contribute by a fixed weekly amount, however they also pay a percentage of net profits above a certain threshold. Individuals may also make voluntary contributions, in order to fill a gap in their contributions record and thus protect their entitlement to benefits.

This section has information on National Insurance for migrants. It contains further information on the following topics:

You may also want to read our short 'National Insurance factsheet':

National Insurance factsheet

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Where do I find more information on National Insurance in general?

If you want more detailed information on general NIC topics, you can visit the following sections:

What is National Insurance?

What National Insurance do I pay as an employee?

What National Insurance do I pay if I am self-employed?

What National Insurance do I pay after retirement?

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