Got a problem : I will apply for the National Insurance Number in UK, I need to prove I live somewhere they ask me for an invoice with my name ... : / Yet I live at my friend's house ... How can I prove it then ? Should I sleep in an hostel for a day ? I asked my friend about the lodget agreement but she answered me a lodger agreement would mean my mum's household income would be higher so it would be bad for her.

Here is the official link about applying for a National Insurance Number :

https://www.gov.uk/apply-national-insurance-number

So far I have tried to open an account up and put our address on there, so that I have something official as Bank statements seems to be a good thing to prove address. Yet I told them I had no revenue but no mortage and that I lived with these friends since a bit less than a month and I got this message :

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UNFORTUNATELY, WE CAN'T OFFER YOU A CURRENT ACCOUNT AT THIS TIME Hi Mr XXX,

We're very sorry, but we won't be able to offer you a Current Account at this time, as the submitted application didn't meet our criteria..

We came to this decision after looking over your personal details, as well as information from trusted third parties including the Credit Reference Agency (CRA).

It may be worth checking that your Photo ID image is clear as this can also play a part in our decision.

In line with data protection regulation, you can review how we use and store the information you give us here.

If you have any questions, please call us on 0345 08 08 500 or visit us in store

I ask this question there following an advice from David K on Workplace

  • What is your nationality? If you are paying to live at your friend’s house, you should ask for a tenancy agreement. The person receiving the payment may need to a) declare it as taxable income or b) advise relevant organisation(s) if they are receiving any social security benefits or a council tax reduction. gov.uk/report-benefits-change-circumstances. – Traveller Nov 8 at 8:51
  • @Traveller Thanks for your help. I'm French and I'm not paying at my friend's house. asked my friend about the lodget agreement but she answered me a lodger agreement would mean my mum's household income would be higher so it would be bad for her. – ThePassenger Nov 8 at 13:11
  • Passenger Which bank did you apply to? The ‘visit us in store’ response doesn’t sound like a phrase a bank would use. – Traveller Nov 9 at 10:34
  • @Traveller metro bank – ThePassenger Nov 9 at 12:58
  • You may need to check which banks offer a ‘basic’ account moneyfacts.co.uk/guides/banking/… and what documentation each requires to open an account. Regarding your original question about getting a NINO, you could try going to your local Job Centre to ask their advice. – Traveller Nov 9 at 13:19

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