Obtaining a national insurance number without a UK addressWatch
SFE Isaac Thanks, however, given that students in this position are unlikely to have a UK address until they move into their university accommodation, and the DWP says it can take up to 16 weeks to obtain a NINO, this implies that British students from the EU can expect to have to wait until February, or later, to receive their SFE funding. This seems unreasonable. Is there no way to avoid this?
Unfortunately we can't predict how long the DWP will take.
Funding will remain blocked until we receive a valid National Insurance Number.
There is no alternative way around this.