A reciprocal agreement is an agreement between the States of Guernsey and another country, which is intended to protect the benefit rights of people who have lived and worked in both territories.
It does this mainly by:
- Allowing social insurance contributions paid in either of the territories to be counted towards the person's contribution record in the other.
- Allowing periods of residence in either territory to be counted for the purpose of qualifying for residence-based benefits in the other country.
This means that people moving between the countries involved in the agreement can expect to receive at least some of the benefits that they would if they lived and worked only in one country.
Guernsey has reciprocal agreements with the following countries:
- New Zealand
- Republic of Ireland
- United Kingdom
If you have any queries regarding our Reciprocal Agreements, please contact the department on 732500.
Copies of the agreements can be found by following the link below.