International State Pension claim form

The international State Pension claim form IPC BR1 if you live abroad.



Choose the right form for your State Pension age.

Before you start this form

If you’re using a mobile phone or tablet

You cannot complete the form using a mobile phone or tablet. You have to either:

  • use a desktop or laptop computer
  • print the form and complete it by hand

If you’re using a desktop or laptop computer

Use a PDF reader to open and fill in this form. You can download a free PDF reader online.

If you are using screen reader software to access the form, we recommend that you review all of the notes and the questions on the form before you complete it. As you complete the form, you will be guided through the questions based on the responses you provide.

Do not use your computer’s browser or, if you are an Apple Macintosh user, the Preview application.

You can save data typed into this form if you use a PDF reader. This means that you do not have to fill in the form in one session.

There are reliability issues with some assistive software, which may mean the form will not save properly.

This form will only save if it is both:

  • saved onto your computer
  • opened in a recent version of PDF reader

The form will not save in:

  • versions of Acrobat Reader older than version XI
  • some other PDF readers, for example Preview on a Mac or Foxit on a PC

Help using this PDF claim form

For help and advice on the information you need to put on the form, contact the International Pension Centre.

Contact the DWP Online Helpdesk, if you are having technical difficulties:

  • downloading the form
  • navigating around the form
  • printing the form

DWP online helpdesk
Telephone 0800 169 0154
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Closed weekends and all public and bank holidays
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If you need this form in a different format

Contact the International Pension Centre to ask for:

  • a printed copy of the form
  • a different format, such as large print, braille or audio CD
Published 1 July 2012
Last updated 5 December 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added IPC BR1 new State Pension claim form if you reach State Pension age on or after 6 April 2016.

  2. New edition of claim form from 1 November 2013.

  3. First published.