The place where a person usually lives, that is for at least 185 days in each calendar year because:
- of personal and occupational ties; or
- in the case of a person with no occupational ties, because of personal ties which show close links between that person and the place where he or she is living.
However, the normal residence of a person whose occupational ties are in a different place from his personal ties and who consequently lives in turn in different places situated in two or more Member States shall be regarded as being the place of his personal ties, provided that such person returns there regularly. This last condition need not be met where the person is living in a Member State in order to carry out a task of a definite duration