RS 02001.580 Certificates of Coverage - U.S. Portuguese Agreement
A. Policy Principle
A worker who is exempt from U.S. or Portuguese social security coverage under the agreement must obtain a certificate of coverage from the country where he or she will be covered in order to document the exemption. A certificate of coverage issued by one country serves as proof that the worker named on the certificate is:
B. Operating Policy
1. United States CoverageSSA's Office of International Programs (OIP)
P.O. Box 17741
Baltimore, Maryland 21235-7741
issues the certificates of U.S. coverage.
2. Portuguese Coverage
The Portuguese social security regional center:Instituto da Segurança Social, I.P.
Rua Rosa Araújo, 43
to which the worker contributes issues certificates of Portuguese coverage.