NINO applications via post for EU students approved for a student maintenance loan

The forms will be sent to the students via post mail once the Student Loan Company (SLC) confirms the Tuition fee and the Maintenance loan are due. The new changes would allow students to get access to their loans, which now are blocked for those who were not able to provide an Insurance Number.

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EU Students, applying for a Maintenance loan will be sent automatically an application for NINO and they will not need to wait for the re-opening of the Job Centers. Currently, EU citizens cannot attend a Face to Face interview in order to be given formal permission to work in the UK, as the Centers have been closed since March due to Covid-19.

The new changes would allow students to get access to their loans ASAP, which now are blocked for those who were able to provide an Insurance Number. Once they are approved by the SLC they will be sent a form with a Reference number, that certifies the applicants` student status. The post mails will be sent to the students` home addresses given to SF.

How to fill the application?

  • Students need to use a black pen
  • To write with CAPITAL LETTERS
  • To answer only the questions that apply to them
  • To provide a SHARE CODE to prove their Pre-Settlement

How to get a Share Code?

Those that have already Pre-Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme must provide a SHARE CODE, which can be found on the status outcome letter or online on the Government website. The shared code should be written on the last page, as an additional note.

What documents do students need to be ready to provide?

Along with the NINO application form, students will need to send a black and white photocopy of their Identity documents.

What happens after returning the NINO application form?

The Department for Work and Pensions will process the applications and communicate the decisions by post to the address supplied by students in their application.

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