How can a UK citizen with no passport or National Insurance letter get ID verification?
This is really frustrating. I'm a university student, 21. I lost my Driving license, and the DVLA are taking MONTHS to get it back to me( literally like 3-4 months).
I haven't had my NI letter since i was 18, as we moved house. Never really planned for this scenario. Basically now i've lost my license:
* I have no Driving license.
* I have no National insurance letter (Only a slight picture including the number lmao.)
* I have no passport (Broke up-bringing, never even been abroad.)
The real kicker? I can't apply for a new national insurance letter because i need my ID to sign up for a tax account. I can't submit a letter to the HRMC to open one because guess what? I need ID verification! I can't apply for a passport, because i need further verification.
The UK's verification process for UK citizens (Born) has to be the most cringiest fucking thing. " Here's a NI letter randomly when you're 16. if you lose it, and don't have a passport, you're fucked. " I'm stuck with a birth certificate that requires secondary proof, of which to get, requires a birth certificate... with secondary proof.
Anyone have a loophole escape? 2nd year of university and i really REALLY need a job ASAP.
* Slight edit: Thanks to the people below telling me to ring a specific HMRC number, i got my NI letter re-sent without need of any " verification "! They were really relaxed and honest, so thats a big step forward. Now it's just back to flooding DVLA with calls. Thanks so much haha. alot of stress relieved!
5th October 2021