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Applications must contain the name and address of the employer in the United States and the other country, the worker`s full name, place and date of birth, citizenship, U.S. and foreign social security numbers, place and date of hiring, and the start and end date of the overseas operation. (If the employee works for a foreign subsidiary of the U.S. company, the application should also indicate whether U.S. social security coverage has been agreed for employees of the related business in accordance with Section 3121(l) of the Internal Income Code.) Self-employed persons should indicate their country of residence and the nature of their self-employment. When applying for certificates under the agreements concluded with France and Japan, the employer (or self-employed person) must also indicate whether the worker and all accompanying family members are covered by health insurance. These objective rules include what may not apply to any agreement entered into by the United States: the agreements allow SSA to add up U.S. and foreign coverage credits only if the worker has at least six-quarters of the U.S. coverage. Similarly, a person may require minimum coverage under the foreign system for having attributed U.S. coverage to meeting foreign benefit eligibility requirements.

The Social Security Agreement between the United States and Mexico was signed on 29 June 2004. The agreement is to be submitted to the US Congress and the Mexican Senate for consideration, so that the agreement is not currently in force (December 2014). Migrants posted to Britain on behalf of a country with which the UK has a bilateral social security agreement may not be required to pay social security contributions (NICs) in accordance with the terms of the agreement. We explain below. You can also write to this address if you wish to propose the negotiation of new agreements with certain countries. In drawing up its bargaining plans, the SSA attaches great importance to the interests of workers and employers who will be affected by possible agreements. If you are posted from an EEA country or Switzerland to the UK, read what happens if I am a posted worker from the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland?. . . .

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