Status of Totalization Agreements

Agreements in Force

Legal citations refer to the United States Treaties and Other International Agreements Series (UST) and the Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS), both published by the U.S. Department of State. In the case of agreements that have not yet been published in the UST or TIAS series, citations are to the House of Representatives Document number assigned when the agreements were transmitted to Congress for review.


Country Agreement Date of Signing Effective Date Legal Citation
Australia

Agreement on Social Security

Sept. 27, 2001

Oct. 1, 2002

TIAS 13169

Administrative Arrangement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security

Sept. 27, 2001

Oct. 1, 2002

TIAS 13169

Austria

Agreement on Social Security

July 13, 1990

Nov. 1, 1991

TIAS 12037

Administrative Arrangement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security

July 13, 1990

Nov. 1, 1991

TIAS 12037

Supplementary Agreement Amending the Agreement on Social Security

Oct. 5, 1995

Jan. 1, 1997

TIAS 12696

Belgium Agreement on Social Security, with Final Protocol

Feb. 19, 1982

July 1, 1984

TIAS 11175

Administrative Agreement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security

Nov. 23, 1982

July 1, 1984

TIAS 11175

Additional Protocol to the Agreement on Social Security

Nov. 23, 1982

July 1, 1984

TIAS 11175

Canada

Agreement with Respect to Social Security

March 11, 1981

Aug. 1, 1984

TIAS 10863

Administrative Arrangement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security

May 22, 1981

Aug. 1, 1984

TIAS 10863

Supplementary Agreement Amending the Agreement with Respect to Social Security May 10, 1983 Aug. 1, 1984 TIAS 10863
Understanding and Administrative Arrangement with the Government of Quebec March 30, 1983 Aug. 1, 1984 TIAS 10863
Second Supplementary Agreement Amending the Agreement with Respect to Social Security

May 28, 1996

Oct. 1, 1997

TIAS 12759

Chile

Agreement on Social Security

Feb. 16, 2000

Dec. 1, 2001

H.R. Doc. 106-244

Administrative Arrangement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security

Feb. 16, 2000

Dec. 1, 2001

H.R. Doc. 106-244

Czech Republic

Agreement on Social Security

Sept. 7, 2007

Jan. 1, 2009

TIAS-09-101.2

Administrative Arrangement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security

Sept. 7, 2007

Jan. 1, 2009

TIAS-09-101.2

Denmark

Agreement on Social Security

June 13, 2007

Oct. 1, 2008

H.R. Doc. 110-97

Administrative Arrangement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security

June 13, 2007

Oct. 1, 2008

H.R. Doc. 110-97

Finland

Agreement on Social Security

June 3, 1991

Nov. 1, 1992

TIAS 12105

Administrative Arrangement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security

June 3, 1991

Nov. 1, 1992

TIAS 12105

France

Agreement on Social Security

March 2, 1987

July 1, 1988

TIAS 12106

Administrative Arrangement Concerning the Application of the Agreement on Social Security

Oct. 21, 1987

July 1, 1988

TIAS 12106

Germany

Agreement on Social Security, with Final Protocol

Jan. 7, 1976

Dec. 1, 1979

30 UST 6099, TIAS 9542

Administrative Agreement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security

June 21, 1978

Dec. 1, 1979

30 UST 6099, TIAS 9542

Supplementary Agreement Amending the Agreement on Social Security Oct. 2, 1986 March 1, 1988 TIAS 12115
Supplementary Administrative Agreement Oct. 2, 1986 March 1, 1988 TIAS 12115
Second Supplementary Agreement Amending the Agreement on Social Security March 6, 1995 May 1, 1996 H.R. Doc. 104-123
Second Supplementary Administrative Agreement March 6, 1995 May 1, 1996 H.R. Doc. 104-123
NOTE: The above instruments apply to the territory of the former German Democratic Republic effective October 3, 1990.
Greece

Agreement on Social Security

June 22, 1993

Sept. 1, 1994

H.R. Doc. 103-198

Administrative Arrangement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security

June 22, 1993

Sept. 1, 1994

H.R. Doc. 103-198

Ireland

Agreement on Social Security

April 14, 1992

Sept. 1, 1993

TIAS 12117

Administrative Arrangement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security

April 14, 1992

Sept. 1, 1993

TIAS 12117

Italy

Agreement on the Matter of Social Security

May 23, 1973

Nov. 1, 1978

29 UST 4263; TIAS 9058

Administrative Protocol for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security Nov. 22, 1977 Nov. 1, 1978 29 UST 4263; TIAS 9058

Supplementary Agreement on the Matter of Social Security

April 17, 1984

Jan. 1, 1986

TIAS 11173

Japan

Agreement on Social Security

Feb. 19, 2004

Oct. 1, 2005

TIAS-05-1001

Administrative Arrangement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security

Feb. 19, 2004

Oct. 1, 2005

TIAS-05-1001

Korea (South)

Agreement on Social Security

March 13, 2000

April 1, 2001

H.R. Doc. 106-243

Administrative Arrangement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security

March 13, 2000

April 1, 2001

H.R. Doc. 106-243

Luxembourg

Agreement on Social Security

Feb. 12, 1992

Nov. 1, 1993

TIAS 12119

Administrative Arrangement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security

Feb. 12, 1992

Nov. 1, 1993

TIAS 12119

Mexico

Agreement on Social Security

June 29, 2004

none

none

Netherlands

Agreement on Social Security

Dec. 8, 1987

Nov. 1, 1990

H.R. Doc. 100-182

Administrative Arrangement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security Dec. 8, 1987 Nov. 1, 1990 H.R. Doc. 100-182
Protocol to the Agreement on Social Security Dec. 7, 1989 Nov. 1, 1990 State Department Archives

Second Protocol to the Agreement on Social Security

Aug. 30, 2001

May 1, 2003

H.R. Doc 107-234

Norway

Agreement on Social Security

Jan. 13, 1983

July 1, 1984

TIAS 10818

Administrative Agreement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security Jan. 13, 1983 July 1, 1984 TIAS 10818
Agreement on Social Security Nov. 30, 2001 Sept. 1, 2003 TIAS 13177
Administrative Agreement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security Nov. 30, 2001 Sept. 1, 2003 TIAS 13177
NOTE: On Sept. 1, 2003, a new U.S.-Norwegian agreement entered into force and replaced the original U.S.-Norwegian agreement of January 13, 1983. The new agreement updates and revises a number of provisions in the original agreement.
Poland

Agreement on Social Security

April 1, 2008

Mar. 1, 2009

TIAS-09-301

Administrative Agreement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security

April 1, 2008

Mar. 1, 2009

TIAS-09-301

Portugal

Agreement on Social Security

March 30, 1988

Aug. 1, 1989

TIAS 12121

Administrative Arrangement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security

March 30, 1988

Aug. 1, 1989

TIAS 12121

Slovak Republic

Agreement on Social Security

Dec. 10, 2012

None

H.R. Doc. 113-62

Administrative Arrangement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security

Dec. 10, 2012

None

H.R. Doc. 113-62

Spain

Agreement on Social Security

Sept. 30, 1986

April 1, 1988

TIAS 12123

Administrative Arrangement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security

Sept. 30, 1986

April 1, 1988

TIAS 12123

Sweden

Agreement on Social Security

May 27, 1985

Jan. 1, 1987

TIAS 11266

Administrative Arrangement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security May 27, 1985 Jan. 1, 1987 TIAS 11266

Supplementary Agreement Amending the Agreement on Social Security

June 24, 2004

Nov. 1, 2007

TIAS-07-1101

Switzerland

Agreement on Social Security, with Final Protocol

July 18, 1979

Nov. 1, 1980

32 UST 2165; TIAS 9830

Administrative Agreement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security April 17, 1984 Nov. 1, 1980 32 UST 2165; TIAS 9830
Supplementary Agreement Amending the Agreement on Social Security June 1, 1988 Oct. 1, 1989 TIAS 12126

Supplementary Administrative Agreement

June 1, 1988

Oct. 1, 1989

TIAS 12126

NOTE: On December 3, 2012, U.S. and Swiss officials signed a new U.S.-Swiss agreement, which will replace the original and supplementary U.S.-Swiss agreements of 1979 and 1988.  The new agreement, transmitted to the U.S. Congress December 9, 2013, is not yet effective
United Kingdom

Agreement on Social Security

Feb. 13, 1984

Jan. 1, 1985

TIAS 11086

NOTE: The agreement with the U.K. entered into force in stages. The provisions of the agreement to eliminate double Social Security taxation became effective January 1, 1985. The provisions which permit persons who meet certain conditions to use their work in both countries to qualify for benefits became effective January 1, 1988.
Administrative Agreement for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security Feb. 13, 1984 Jan. 1, 1985 TIAS 11086
Supplementary Agreement Amending the Agreement on Social Security June 6, 1996 Sept. 1, 1997 TIAS 12776
Supplementary Administrative Agreement June 6, 1996 Sept. 1, 1997

TIAS 12776