How to Apply for Employer Name Change under National Insurance Scheme in Jamaica

 Apply for Employer Name Change under National Insurance Scheme in Jamaica By Yourself

  1. To notify to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) of the name of a new employer, you must make an request to the NIS office that is part of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS). Check out the NIS contact details under the “Office Contacts and Locations” section further down.
  2. Request the application form at the NIS office in person, or download the application form via the MLSS website by clicking the following link:

 Link (choose “Employer’s Name Change” and download the form)

  1. Fill in the application correctly and fill in dates in accordance with the format provided on the application form.
  2. Create the supporting documents required and include them on the application form.
  3. Once the application form as well as the supporting documents and information have been signed and stamped when required, visit the NIS office and hand in the request to an NIS official at the service desk.
  4. The NIS will review the application and determine whether the application meets the standards required by law.
  5. After everything is evaluated and the application has been approved After that, the NIS will take care of this name change request and then update their information.

Documents required for Employer Name Change

  • Application form
  • Indention documents

Office Locations and Contacts

National Insurance Scheme
Address 14. National Heroes Circle Kingston 4 Jamaica
Tel: 876-922-8000 0r 888-991-2089
Website: Link
NIS Parish offices: Link
Contact information and offices: Link

National Insurance Fund
Address: 40 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5, Jamaica, West Indies
Tel: (876) 908-0025
Tel: (876) 908-0019 -21
Fax: (876) 908-0028

What are all the Eligibility

Companies or individuals can apply to apply for the position if they notify that the NIS of the name change modification


The application is completely free.

Documents to Utilize

Application form: Link

Requirements Information

  • Employer’s reference number
  • Name of the business
  • Post office
  • Parish
  • Proprietor managing director
  • Date of registration
  • Change details

The Document is required

This application is crucial in advising to the NIS on the changes in name of the employer so to ensure the NIS is fully informed it is the new employer who has altered its name.

External Links

NIS: Link




Application In Person

  1. To apply for National Insurance Scheme (NIS) as an employer, go to the NIS office within the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS). You can view the NIS contact information in the “Office Locations & Contacts” section below, and also the MLSS contact information by clicking here: Link
  2. Download your NIS employer registration forms at one of NIS Offices or download it on the MLSS website using the following link: Link (Select “Employer Registration” to download the form)
  3. Fill out the registration form according to the instructions. Be aware that those who fill out this form have to write their complete name in the spaces that are provided, and also write down their job title within the company.
  4. Attach the necessary documents with the application form. Attach the required documents to the
  5. Visit your local NIS bureau in your local parish and send the application with all the required information in the direction of an NIS representative at the front desk.
  6. A NIS official will review your application to ensure it is in line with the standard required and input your information into their system to process your application.
  7. The application will then get processed, and then you’ll be recognized by the NIS as an employer.
  8. After completing the registration process you will be issued your personal NIS registration number to identify you as an employer
Note: If you’re unable to complete the application on your own then you may send a third party along with an authorization to take over your application on behalf of you.

Documents Required

  • Complete the application form
  • Notarized identification document
  • Other documents that is required by the NIS to register an employer

Office Locations and Contacts

National Insurance Scheme
Address 14. National Heroes Circle Kingston 4 Jamaica
Tel: 876-922-8000 0r 888-991-2089
Website: Link
NIS church offices in parishes: Link
Contact details and office hours: Link


Employers who are registered in Jamaica are qualified to submit an application i.e. companies, firms and companies


Registration is cost-free


NIS registration is valid for life. NIS certificate is valid for life.

Documents to Utilize

Employer registration form: Link

Processing Time

The application will be processed within a single day.


Complete the form using only block letters.

The Information You Need

  • Business Name
  • Business Address
  • Proprietor or Director of Management
  • Parish
  • Telephone
  • Address for mail
  • Nature of Business
  • Record Location
  • Collectorate of Payment
  • The number of directors
  • Names of Directors
  • The number of branches in business Establishment
  • Date at which liability began
  • Employer count in business Establishment
  • Place of the person who fills out the form
  • Signature and date

The Document is required

It is important to note that the NIS registration is legal as required by Jamaican law

External Links

Ministry of Land and Social Security: Link




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