The United Republic of Tanzania

National Social Security Fund (NSSF)

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Registration Overview

The National Social Security Fund Act No. 28 of 1997 provides for registration of both employers and employees. Section 11(1) of the Act provides that every employer, unless such employer has been registered under the existing Fund, shall register with the NSSF within one month. The period of one month begins upon the commencement of the Act or the date when the concerned person becomesa contributing employer.

The registration of employees is provided under Section 11(6) of the Act. The Section provides that every contributing employer who is registered by the NSSF shall register as an insured person every person who is an employee in his fi rm by notifying the Director General of the particulars of such employees as may be prescribed. The registered insured person automatically becomes a member of the Fund.

Registration of an employer and employees must be done first before payment of contributions begins and the activity is accomplished at NSSF field offices.