The National Insurance Rules for Seafarers are complicated.
In very general terms if you work for a non UK employer on a non UK flagged vessel in non UK waters then you may be entitled to a refund of your Class 1 NI Contributions.
There are exceptions eg if the vessel is owned or managed by a UK company and you entered into the employment contract in the UK.
If you would like us to make a claim on your behalf, please let us have copies of the following:
- Discharge Book
- Employment Contract