RS 02001.546 How a Certificate of Coverage is Issued - U.S. French Agreement
To obtain a certificate of coverage from the United States, the employer or, in the case of self-employment, the worker should write to SSA at the address in section RS 02001.541A.
To obtain a certificate of coverage from France, the employer or, in the case of self-employment, the worker should write to the French social security agency to which contributions will be made.
B. OPERATING POLICY
The following information about the worker must be given when requesting a certificate:
Full name, including the maiden name for married women
Social Security number (U.S. number for U.S. certificates and French number for French certificates)
country of citizenship
date and place of birth
country of permanent residence
name and address of employer in both countries (if self-employed, address of trade or business in one or both countries and nature of activity)
place of hire, if employed
if transfer is from the United States to France, a statement certifying that the worker and any accompanying family members are covered by a private health insurance plan while in France
if the worker will be an employee of a French affiliate of an American employer, a statement indicating whether the American employer has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service under section 3121(l) of the Internal Revenue Code
C. PROCESS DESCRIPTION — U.S.
This chart shows what happens after SSA has decided to issue a U.S. coverage certificate.
Employer in France or self-employed person
receives copy of coverage certificate
retains it in their files
presents it to French authorities upon request
D. PROCESS DESCRIPTION — FRANCE
This chart shows what happens after the French agency has decided to issue a French coverage certificate.
French agency sends employer or self-employed person a copy
Employer in U.S. (if worker is employed)