Can I transfer my UK pension to the USA?

The transfer of a UK occupational pension scheme or personal pension plan to any US retirement account is not permitted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). However, there can be benefits to transferring your UK pension to a fully flexible UK pension like a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP). Before determining whether a pension transfer could be of benefit, it is important for a financial advisor to understand your retirement needs and objectives.