International Agreements

General Overview

How the bilateral agreements program helps people who work in the U.S. and abroad.

Description and Text of Each Agreement

Look here for links to online versions of our pamphlets describing each of the 25 U.S. agreements, as well as the complete text of each agreement.

Certificates of Coverage

Employers should look here to learn how to request the documentation needed to avoid Social Security taxes in a foreign country under an agreement.

Information for Employees of Foreign Governments

Employees of foreign Goverments should look here to understand their coverage by Social Security.

Status Table

Here you will find a table showing the signing date, effective date and legal citation for all agreements in force and the status of pending agreements.