Find out which non-EU countries the UK has agreements on national insurance and entitlement to benefits. If you are seconded to the UK from an EEA country or Switzerland, please read what happens if I am a seconded worker from the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland?. The answers to the following questions assume that you are from a non-EEA/Switzerland country with which the UK has a bilateral social security agreement. The convention is a limited agreement that only applies to contributions. It is not a standard agreement and cannot help people qualify for social benefits in Canada and the United Kingdom. There is a list of countries with which the UK has GOV.UK social security agreements. You can contact the International Pension Centre for more information on the situation when you enter such a country. The bilateral social security agreement with Chile began on 1 June 2015. This guide has been updated to include Chile in the list of non-EEA countries that have a reciprocity agreement with the United Kingdom. The list of countries with which the Uk has a social security agreement is on GOV.UK. If you are normally self-employed in a country with a valid social security contract with the UK and you will also be self-employed in the UK, you may not have to pay UK NIC. Instead, you can stay in your home country.

For migrants subject to reciprocal agreement, contributions to social security authorities in the United Kingdom and the country of origin under the agreement are counted when determining the right to benefits payable by each country. The agreement contains detailed rules for different types of benefits and information on whether a worker is receiving benefits from the UK or his country of origin. The provisions of the convention ensure that people from Canada who are temporarily deployed to the United Kingdom are not required to contribute to the UK pension program. They will continue to be covered by Canada`s retirement plan. On the basis of reciprocity, the agreement ensures that people from the United Kingdom who work temporarily in Canada are covered by the UK pension scheme. They must take into account the terms of the corresponding agreement to define the rules in force – the relevant agreement is the agreement between the UNITED Kingdom and the country in which the worker has contributed (although the situation may be more complex in three or more countries). As a general rule, these agreements provide that the migrant must pay NIC unless you find more information about participating in Canada`s retirement insurance while working abroad at the address on how to apply for a coverage certificate and international social security agreements and Canada`s pension plan. This Convention does not affect the conventions, international conventions or reciprocal agreements to which the two States parties are or will be parties and which govern the recognition or implementation of decisions on specific issues. Migrants sent to Britain on behalf of a country with which the UK has a bilateral social security agreement may not be required to pay social security contributions (NICs) in accordance with the terms of the agreement.

We`ll explain below. Even if you do not use benefits in the UK or if you are only here for a short period of time, you normally cannot recover NIC if you leave, unless it was paid in error (for example. B you paid UK NIC if the agreement provided that you should have paid in your home country). Migrants who are sent to the UK from a country with which the UK has a mutual social security agreement (sometimes referred to as a “double convention” or “totalisation agreement”) in the UK may not be required to pay NIC in accordance with the terms of the specific agreement.