Updated : 13/09/2017
Civil servants abroad
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.
Make sure you check:
- what impact living and/or working in another EU country will have on your social security:
- where you will have to pay taxes during your stay abroad