How to Register for National Insurance Scheme (NIS) In Jamaica

Register for National Insurance Scheme (NIS) In Jamaica By Online

  1. Visit the NIS office to register for National Insurance Scheme. Please see the “Offices and Contacts” section for contact information regarding NIS.
  2. Download the application form to register at any NIS office.
  3. You can also download the application directly from this link: Individual registration Link and Employer Registration Link
  4. Please read and complete the application accordingly
  5. Send the completed application along with a notarized copy or original document attesting your age to the NIS office of your parish. Birth certificate or passport
  6. If your application meets the requirements, an NIS official will review it and enter your details into their system.
  7. After submitting your application, you will receive a NIS Registration Number.


  • If their proof of marriage is the birth certificate, or if they do not have their married name recorded in their passport, then the married women must submit the original or notarized copy of their marriage certificates.
  • You can also send an authorisation letter and a third party if you are unable or unwilling to submit your application.

Required Documents For Register for National Insurance Scheme (NIS)

  • Please complete the application form
  • Passport
  • Certificate of marriage for a married woman
  • Authorization letter to third parties
  • Certificate of birth

Find Office Locations and Contacts

National Insurance SchemeAddress 14 National Heroes Circle
Kingston 4, Jamaica
Tel: 876-922-8000 0r 888-991-2089
Website: Link


  • All individuals who are employed in an insurable occupation are required to register, provided they are 18 and 70 years old for males and 18 or 65 for females.


  • No Charge


  • NIS registrations are valid for life

Documents for Use

  • Register Individually: Link
  • Employer Registration: Link
  • All NIS forms: link

Processing Time

  • Within one day


Individuals under NIS are classified as

  • Employed People
  • Individuals who are self-employed
  • Voluntary Contributors

Requirements Information

  • Last Name/ First Name/ Middle Name(s)/ Maiden Name (if applicable)
  • If married, name of spouse
  • Date of marriage
  • If applicable, submit a Deed Poll
  • Date of birth
  • Name and Country of Birth
  • Tax Registration Number
  • Marital Status
  • Address at Home
  • Mailing address (if it is different from your home address)
  • Email Address
  • Contact Number
  • Father’s/Mothers Name
  • Name of the Employer
  • Address of the Employer
  • Referral Number for Employers
  • National identity number/Passport number/Birth certificate number/Deed poll number/Marital Certificate number
  • National Insurance Number
  • Motives for you to become a voluntary contributer. (in the case of voluntary contributions)
  • The nature of the business being operated
  • Total number of employees at the establishment.
  • Date on which the employer is liable for N.I. S

You will need the document

  • All Jamaican workers must register for NIS. It is administered by the National Insurance Act. It provides financial protection for you and your family against income loss due to injury, sickness, retirement, and/or death of the breadwinner, among many other benefits.

External Links

  • Ministry of Land and Social Security – Link



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