Guidance

Check which country's social security legislation applies to you (CA8421)

Use the online service (CA8421) to find out which country's social security legislation applies to you if you're working in 2 or more countries in the UK, EU, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland or Liechtenstein.

What you’ll need

If you, your employer or an agent complete the application you’ll need to say if you:

  • have changed your name, if so what your previous name were
  • are a national of the EU, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland or Liechtenstein, if you have an EU Settlement Scheme status
  • have more than one nationality – you’ll need to give details about how you got each one
  • have a family member who is a national of the EU, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland or Liechtenstein – you’ll need their details including their relationship with you

You or your agent can:

  • use the online service
  • fill in form on-screen, print and post it to HMRC

Check online

You need a Government Gateway user ID and password. If you do not have a user ID, you can create one when you apply.

If you are an:

Check by post

Fill in the form on screen, print it and post it to HMRC.

You’ll need to fill in the form fully before you can print it. You cannot save a partly completed form, so we suggest you gather all your information together before you begin to fill it in.

Send your completed form to:

HM Revenue and Customs
PT Operations North East England
International Caseworker
BX9 1AN

Email HMRC to ask for this form in Welsh (Cymraeg).

Published 2 November 2020
Last updated 26 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. This has been updated following the announcement of the UK’s deal with the EU. Use the online service (CA8421) to find out which country's social security legislation applies to you if you're working in 2 or more countries in the UK, EU, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland or Liechtenstein.

  2. First published.