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of the duty station, provided they meet the conditions contained in Appendix II to the Staff Regulations and in this rule.

Defnitions

(b) The following defnitions shall be used in ascertaining whether the conditions contained inAppendix II to the Staff Regulations and this rule are met:

(i) "Country of nationality" shall mean the country of nationality recognized by the Secretary-General;

(ii) "Dependent child" shall mean a child recognized as dependant under rule 3.17 (b) at the time of the staff member's separation from service; (iii) "Home country" shall mean the country of home leave entitlement under rule 5.3 or such other country as the Secretary-General may determine;

(iv) "Obligation to repatriate" shall mean the obligation to return a staff member and his or her spouse and dependent children, upon separation, at the expense of the Authority, to a place outside the country of his or her duty station;

(v) "Qualifying service" shall mean one year or more of continuing service and residence away from the home country and the country of nationality of a staff member, or country where the staff member has acquired permanent resident status.

Eligibility

(c) Staff members who are internationally recruited shall be eligible for payment of the repatriation grant in accordance with Appendix II to the Staff Regulations if they meet the following conditions:

(i) TheAuthority had the obligation to repatriate the staff member upon separation after qualifying service of one year or longer;

(ii) The staff member resided outside his or her country of nationality while serving at the duty station;

(iii) The staff member has not been summarily dismissed or separated from service on grounds of abandonment of post. (d) No repatriation grant shall be paid to:

(i) A staff member locally recruited under rule 4.6;

(ii) A staff member who has permanent resident status in the country of the duty station at the time of separation.

Evidence of relocation

(e) Payment of the repatriation grant after separation of an eligible staff member shall require prior submission of documentary evidence satisfactory to the Secretary-General that the former staff member has relocated away from the country of the duty station.

Staff Rule, 9.5

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