Some international students are eligible to vote in the upcoming election

13 November 2019

We’ve been made aware that some students think they need a National Insurance number to be able to register to vote. We thought it would be useful to share the following information:

You can register online to vote at You do not have to have a National Insurance number to register to vote. If you do not have one, you can answer the questions in the following way:

Question: 'What is your National Insurance number?'
Answer: 'I can't provide a National Insurance number'

Question: 'Why can't you provide a National Insurance number?'
Answer by providing an explanation, for example, 'I have come to the UK to study and do not have a National Insurance number'

The deadline to register to vote is 26 November 2019