Moving or retiring abroad
You need to tell the relevant government offices that deal with your benefits, pension and tax that you’re moving or retiring abroad.
Tell your council
You need to contact your local council if you move or retire abroad, and give them a forwarding address.
You need to tell the relevant benefits offices that deal with your benefits that you’re moving abroad.
They will tell you if you can continue to get your benefits while you’re abroad.
If you get Jobseeker’s Allowance, contact your local Jobcentre Plus office.
You need to contact the International Pension Centre.
You need to tell HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that you’re moving or retiring abroad to make sure you pay the right amount of tax.
Voting and citizenship
You can usually vote in UK elections if you move or retire abroad.
Your UK citizenship will not be affected if you move or retire abroad.
You have the right to live and work in any European Economic Area (EEA) country, if you’re a UK citizen.
There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, while the UK remains in the EU.
If you want to work in another country, contact their embassy for more information.