Administrative Cicular No. 31 (Rev. 2) - International indemnity and non-resident allowance

Administrative Circular No. 31 (Rev. 2) entitled "International indemnity and non-resident allowance", approved by the Director-General following discussion in the Standing Concertation Committee meeting on 23 June 2016, will be available on 1 September 2016 via the following link:


This revised circular cancels and replaces Administrative Circular No. 31 (Rev. 1) also entitled "International indemnity and non-resident allowance" of October 2007.

The main changes reflect the decision taken in the framework of the five-yearly review to extend eligibility for international indemnity to all staff members, as well to introduce a distinction between current staff members and those recruited as from 1 September 2016. For the latter, the international indemnity will be calculated as a percentage of the minimum salary of the grade into which they are recruited; the amount granted to the former will not change, and is now expressed as a percentage of the midpoint salary of the grade corresponding to their career path at the time of recruitment.

This circular will enter into force on 1 September 2016.

by Department Head Office - HR Department