HRMCAR › Checklist of issues
Visa (if you or your family do not hold EU nationality)
Contact the Immunities and Privileges Office and supply them with the necessary documents (refer to “Important information for new staff before arrival” sent with your offer letter) to obtain your visa.
Fill out the medical questionnaire and carry out the necessary medical tests and send the questionnaire and results to the OECD Medical Service. Please remember that you are not authorised to take up duty until your complete medical file has been received and reviewed by the OECD Medical Officer. You will receive an email from your CSG (Client Services Group) contact as soon as this is the case.
Organise your own move and provide original bills for reimbursement on taking up duty (within the ceiling indicated in your offer letter).
Arrange travel for you and your family according to:
Option A – prepaid tickets : contact the Client Services Group * to indicate airport of departure, names of travellers (with birthdates) and date of travel.
Option B - receive a lump sum on taking up duty.
You should ensure that you have enough money to cover your initial expenses in Paris. If you are entitled to the installation allowance, it will be paid to you shortly after you take up duty once you have provided bank references to your CSG contact.
You will need to open a bank account in France for deposit of your salary. Société Générale (a French bank) has a branch at the Headquarters of OECD. If you wish, you may open a bank account prior to your arrival by sending a copy of your offer letter along with a copy of your passport to the Société Générale (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). You should contact them no more than a month before your arrival in France.
Transferring previous pension rights
According to the Rules and Instructions of the Pension Scheme, it may be possible for you, under certain conditions, to buy back pension rights acquired previously from the OECD or another Co-ordinated Organisation or to transfer pension rights from other Administrations or Organisations.
Any decision concerning such possibilities has to be made shortly after taking up duty. If you are interested, please contact the Client Services Group *.
* Client Services Group
E-mail : email@example.com - Fax : 33-1-44 30 62 00