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. 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. 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). 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 publication is www.gov.uk/government/publications/reciprocal-agreements/reciprocal-agreements New Zealand and South Korea have also signed a social security agreement.
This will come into effect in 2021. New Zealand has bilateral social security agreements with several countries. Each agreement allows New Zealanders access to certain benefits or pensions in the event of a move to these countries and allows similar rights for people moving from those countries to New Zealand. These guides provide information on how you can collect New Zealand benefits or pensions if you have lived in countries with social security agreements or special agreements with New Zealand. The United Kingdom has agreements on national insurance and entitlement to benefits with the following non-EEA countries: for migrants covered by a reciprocal agreement, contributions made 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. 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. reciprocity in social security under the Social Security Agreement, signed on his behalf in Wellington on 19 June 1969; The Convention only applies to any legislation relating to a branch of social security that is not covered by the legislation covered by paragraph 1 of this article if both parties reach an agreement to that effect. The list of countries with which the Uk has a social security agreement is on GOV.UK. All disputes between the competent authorities of both parties regarding the interpretation or application of this agreement are resolved by mutual agreement between the competent authorities of each of the parties.