Official information British people moving to and living in Liechtenstein need to know, including residency, healthcare and driving.
EU exit: what you need to know
There will be no change to the rights and status of UK nationals living in Liechtenstein while the UK remains in the EU.
While the government continues to negotiate EU exit, you should:
Before you go
See our travel advice for Liechtenstein and sign up for up-to-date information on local laws and customs, safety and emergencies.
Visas and residency
See entry requirements for Liechtenstein in our travel advice.
See our travel advice for Liechtenstein.
The NHS has information about healthcare for British people living in and visiting Liechtenstein.
You need a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to get emergency medical treatment during temporary stays in EU and EEA countries. You also need comprehensive travel insurance to cover anything not covered by your EHIC.
You should also check your prescriptions are legal in Liechtenstein.
S1 form – healthcare paid for by the UK
You may be entitled to state healthcare paid for by the UK if you live in Liechtenstein and get an exportable UK pension, contribution-based Employment Support Allowance or another exportable benefit.
You need to apply for a S1 form – contact the Department for Work and Pensions’ International Pension Centre.
Working in Liechtenstein
Some jobs may require a UK criminal records check (known as a DBS check).
We recommend you get professional advice on paying tax in Liechtenstein.
You may be able to pay National Insurance while abroad in order to protect your State Pension and entitlement to other benefits and allowances.
If you have worked in Liechtenstein, see old-age pensions and benefits.
If you haven’t worked in Liechtenstein, you should claim your UK state pension by contacting the International Pension Centre.
If you’ve worked in several EU countries, see state pensions abroad.
Life certificates for UK state pensions
If you get a ‘life certificate’ from the UK Pension Service, you need to respond as soon as possible – your payments may be suspended if you don’t.
Find out which UK benefits you might be able to get while you’re abroad and how to claim them.
Many income-related benefits such as Pension Credit and Housing Benefit can’t be paid if you’re abroad for more than 4 weeks.
You may be eligible to claim some Liechtenstein social security benefits – see Liechtenstein social security benefits.
Driving in Liechtenstein
- English-speaking funeral directors in Liechtenstein and Switzerland
- bereavement information for Liechtenstein and Switzerland
See travelling with pets.
As well as the European emergency number 112, Liechtenstein also uses:
- 117 – police
- 118 – fire brigade
- 140 – alpine rescue
If you need urgent help, contact the British Embassy Berne.
Accommodation and buying property
Other useful information
- English-speaking lawyers and notary services in Liechtenstein and Switzerland
- English-speaking translators and interpreters in Liechtenstein and Switzerland
Returning to the UK
To move your pension to the UK, contact the International Pension Centre.
Please note that this information is provided as a guide only. Definitive information should be obtained from the Liechtenstein authorities. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information.