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Jamaica - Apply for Employer Name Change under National Insurance Scheme

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Apply In-Person

  1. To inform the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) of the name change of an employer, you have to submit your application to the NIS office under the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS). Please view the NIS contact details in the “Office Locations & Contacts” section below
  2. Obtain the application form from the NIS office in person or download the form from the MLSS website through this link: Link (choose “Employer's Name Change” and download the form)
  3. Complete the application form correctly and enter the dates following the format provided in the application form
  4. Prepare the required supporting documents and attach them to the application form
  5. Once your application form and all supporting information and documents have been completed, signed, stamped, and certified where required, go to the NIS office and submit the application to the NIS official at the service desk
  6. The NIS will verify your application and confirm if the application meets the required standards
  7. Once everything has been assessed and the application is successful, the NIS will process the name change application and update their data


Required Documents

  • Application form
  • Indention documents

Office Locations & Contacts

National Insurance Scheme
Address: 14 National Heroes Circle Kingston 4 Jamaica
Tel: 876-922-8000 0r 888-991-2089
Email: [email protected]
Website: Link
NIS parish offices: Link
Offices and contact details: 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



Individuals or Companies are eligible to apply when advising the NIS of the employer’s name change


The application is free


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

Application form: Link


Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Related Videos

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Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

  • Employer’s reference number
  • Business name
  • Post office
  • Parish
  • Proprietor managing director
  • Date of registration
  • Change details


Need for the Document

This application is important for advising the NIS of the change of employer name so that the NIS is well informed that the employer has changed the name

Information which might help

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

NIS: Link


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