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Document and Entity Information
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2013
Dec. 01, 2013
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name NMI HOLDINGS, INC.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001547903  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2013  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   58,052,480