Bridging the Gap Migration is an Immigration Consultancy based in South Africa. Bridging the Gap Migration opened its doors in 2005 with our head office based in Central Cape Town at the Convention Towers.
We have satellite offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban. Our consultants have over 20 years of UK Immigration experience both in South Africa and the United Kingdom. We offer a personalised service to assist you with all your UK Immigration Requirements.
Bridging the Gap Migration focusses on all UK Visas, UK Immigration and British Nationality as well as Schengen Visas.
Obtaining a National Insurance Number
Employers use your National Insurance (NI) number to deduct tax and NI contributions. Your NI contributions entitle you to be eligible for free hospital and General Practitioner services and will also enable to claim tax rebates smoothly. To obtain a NI number you must already have found employment. Once your consultancy has placed you, their payroll department will automatically issue you with a temporary NI number. It is then your responsibility to contact your local Department of Work & Pension (DWP) office to apply for a permanent NI number. To find your nearest DWP office or to find out more information on NI please visit www.gov.uk/apply-national-insurance-number or www.dwp.gov.uk
Tax in the UK
For those working via Pay As You Earn (PAYE) Tax and National Insurance will be deducted at source by your employer / consultancy. If you have worked in the UK before, you will need to provide your new employer with your P45. For further information please visit the HM Revenues & Customs Department ttps://www.gov.uk/apply-national-insurance-number