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Jamaica - Apply for Employer Registration under National Insurance Scheme

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Apply In-Person

  1. To register for National Insurance Scheme (NIS) as an employer, you should visit 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 and the MLSS contact details via this link: Link
  2. Obtain the NIS Employer registration form from any of the NIS offices or download the form from the MLSS website through this link:Link (Select “Employer Registration” to download the form)
  3. Read and complete the registration form as instructed. Note that the persons completing this form must give their full name in the blocks provided and write their position in the firm
  4. Attach the required supporting documents to the application form
  5. Go to the NIS office in your parish and submit the complete application to the NIS official at the service desk
  6. The NIS official will verify your application if it meets the required standard and enter your details into their system for processing
  7. Then the application will be processed and you will be registered with the NIS as an employer
  8. After the registration process, you will be issued with your unique NIS registration number as an employer
Note:If you are unable to apply by yourself, you can send a third party with an authorization letter to act on your behalf.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Complete application form
  • Notarized identification document
  • Any other document required by the NIS for employer registration

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

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



Registered employers in Jamaica are eligible to apply i.e., companies and Businesses


The registration is free


The NIS registration is valid forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Employer registration form: Link


Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

The application is processed within one day

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
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Complete the form using block letters only

Required Information[edit]

  • Business Name
  • Business Address
  • Proprietor or Managing Director
  • Parish
  • Telephone
  • Mailing address
  • Nature of Business
  • Location of Records
  • Collectorate of Payment
  • Number of Directors
  • Names of Directors
  • Number of Branches in Business Establishment
  • Date Liability Commenced
  • Number of Employees in Business Establishment
  • Position of the person filling the form
  • Signature and date


Need for the Document[edit]

The NIS registration is statutory as required by the Jamaican law

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Ministry of Land and Social Security: Link


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