Can I still make payments to my ISA if I no longer live in the UK?
Updated 14 February 2019
No, you can't usually make any payment to your ISA if you no longer live in the UK.
In order to take out an ISA, you have to be UK resident for tax purposes, or if you’re not, you've to be either a Crown employee serving overseas and paid out of public revenue of the UK or the spouse or registered civil partner of such a Crown employee.
We can't accept any new money, like regular or lump sum payments, transfers or increases to existing regular payments, unless you're a UK resident.
You are deemed a UK resident if you are;
- spending at least 183 days in the UK in the tax year
- spending 30 days or more in the tax year over a consecutive 91 day period at your UK home (and you don't have an overseas home or if you do have an overseas home you spend less than 30 days living there in the tax year)
In order to determine if you're a UK tax paying resident, please read this document.