Parent-country Nationals (PCN)

What is Parent-country Nationals?

The ‘Parent Country National’ or ‘PCN’ is an employee who is working in a different country than his original country of birth. They are also referred to as ‘expats’ or ‘expatriates’. They might be living in another country due to either personal or professional reasons and their stay could be either permanent or temporary.


Referring to HR, PCNs are those employees who are sent abroad for work. They may be sent for fulfilling multiple kinds of tasks like setting up a new workspace, managing employees, etc.


PCNs receive extra benefits usually, apart from their salary. They could be compensated for the additional cost of living outside their country, housing, education of their children, etc.

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