If you are a civil servant who must work in another EU country (in an embassy, consulate or other official body abroad), you are covered by the social security system of your home country. An extension of social security is granted if a mutual agreement is reached between the countries participating in your secondment and if the extension is in your interest. To apply for an extension, you and your employer should contact the relevant authority that issued your A1 before it expired. 2. Amendments and additions to this protocol must be the subject of written agreement between the parties. If you are self-employed, you must inform the social security agencies in your host country in advance and apply for an A1 form from the social security institution in your home country. To be eligible for Form A1, you must prove that the activities you wish to perform abroad are similar to those you performed in your home country. To meet this requirement, you must: 1. Subject to paragraphs 3 and 4 of this list, if the provisions in the Schedule 2 Council`s lists refer to an old-age pension, an old-age pension, a basic pension or a basic pension (or equivalent conditions) under UK law.

: that they contain a reference to a state pension under the first part (state pension) of the 2014 Pension Act. (a) The Schedule 1 amendments proposed in the agreements in the Schedule 2 decisions of the Commission; 5. This Agreement does not apply to social security agreements concluded by a contracting party with a third party, nor to laws or regulations that amend the legislation covered in paragraph 1 of this article with respect to the entry into force of such an agreement. This does not affect your family`s social security rights: health insurance, family allowances, disability or old age pension. To avoid potentially serious problems and misunderstandings, find out about social security in your host country. If you receive health care in Portugal via the S1 form, you should contact the Overseas Healthcare team on 0191 218 1999 and the social security agencies subject to the travel obligation to ensure that your S1 is cancelled at the right time.