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IMF Recruitment

Expatriate Benefits

The IMF recognizes the challenges involved in an international move, both for you and for your family members. We provide several forms of expatriate assistance to facilitate a smooth transition when you move to Washington, D.C., to join the IMF; to facilitate your acceptance of an assignment for the IMF outside the Washington, D.C. area; and to repatriate your family after your work at the IMF is completed.

When you join the IMF in Washington, D.C., from another area

  • Travel & shipping expenses for you and your family to relocate to Washington, D.C.
  • Assistance with G-4 visas and spouse work authorization
  • Installation allowance
  • Salary advance for the purposes of settling-in
  • Assistance with finding housing, schools and spouse employment in the Washington, D.C. area

To assist you in retaining ties with your home country, non-U.S./non-permanent resident staff stationed in the U.S. are eligible for:

  • Paid travel to your home country for you and your family (bi-annual)
  • Financial assistance with the education of dependent children

If you are transferred to another country in service of the IMF

  • Pre-assignment travel to review local conditions, visit schools, etc
  • Pre-assignment medical assessment & immunizations
  • Language & cultural training
  • Assistance with visas
  • Travel and moving expenses for you and your family to relocate to and from the duty station
  • Installation allowance
  • Overseas assignment & cost-of-living allowances
  • Financial assistance with the education of dependent children

Staff taking assignments in countries with difficult living and working conditions as rated by the U.S. Department of State may also receive:

  • Hardship allowance
  • Rest & recuperation travel allowance

When you leave the IMF

  • Travel & shipping expenses for you and your family to relocate back to your home country
  • Resettlement allowance
  • Separation grant (with 5 or more years of service)