2nd Pillar within the EU/EFTA
Self-employment is an exception to the rule that withdrawal of capital is not possible within the EU/EFTA area. Self-employed persons can withdraw capital from the 2nd pillar as long as they continue to be self-employed and no compulsory insurance against the risks of retirement, disability and death is provided for in the legislation in their country of residence.
A further exception applies if the money in the 2nd pillar is to be used for the financing, construction or renovation of residential property for personal use or for amortisation of a mortgage.
Persons who are already retired when they leave the country can likewise withdraw their 2nd pillar capital.
Payment of the extra-mandatory part of the 2nd pillar is not subject to these limitations.
- Emigration in the European Union on the Federal Office for Social Insurance website (only in German, French, Italian)
- EU/EFTA National Insurance Obligation connection point