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Last checked : 15/03/2018

Civil servants abroad

UK decision to invoke Article 50 of the TEU: More information

For the time being, the United Kingdom remains a full member of the EU and rights and obligations continue to fully apply in and to the UK:

You will be considered a civil servant abroad if:

  • You are a civil servant in one EU country and seconded to work in another country (in an embassy, consulate or other official institution abroad);
  • Alternatively, you work as a civil servant in one country but for private reasons you live (have your permanent home) in another.

If instead, you are working in your host country for a local public sector body without being a national of the country, you will count as a migrant worker.

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