An employer or self-employed person who wishes to apply for a special exception should
write to the agency in the country where the worker wishes to be covered at the address
|COUNTRY OF COVERAGE
Social Security Administration
Office of International Policy
P.O. Box 17741
Baltimore, MD 21235-7741
Office fédéral des assurances sociales
The letter requesting the special exception should:
provide all of the information needed to issue a certificate (see RS 02001.195C.) and
explain why a special exception is desired.
Each agency will coordinate with the other agency as necessary if it believes the
exception should be granted. When an exception is granted, the agency of the country
which will cover the worker issues a certificate of coverage to serve as proof of
exemption from coverage and taxation in the other country.