Domiciled Collective Leave (DOMCOL)

Domiciled Collective Leave (DOMCOL) and DOMCOL Substitute Leave are authorised periods of absence to visit the country of domicile granted to eligible Service personnel who were resident outside the UK or Irish Republic immediately prior to enlistment.

Personnel who are normally domiciled abroad are eligible for 45 working days’ leave in their home country in lieu of 30 days’ annual leave allowance, exclusive of travelling time, and with travel at public expense, on completion of each 5 years’ service outside the home country.

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