TN 9 (11-90)
RS 02001.620 Rule for Government Employees - U.S. Dutch Agreement
A. POLICY - VIENNA CONVENTIONS
In general, nationals of a country who work abroad in the diplomatic or consular services of their country are exempt, under the Vienna Conventions, from social security coverage and contributions under the laws of the host country unless that exemption has been specifically waived.
The Conventions, to which both the United States and the Netherlands are parties, apply to:
members of the staff of a diplomatic or consular mission, including the diplomatic,consular, administrative and technical staffs;
dependents of members of those staffs;
the domestic service staffs of those missions, and;
the private servants employed by members of such missions (under certain conditions).
B. POLICY - AGREEMENT PROVISIONS
The agreement does not affect the coverage of U.S. or Dutch Government employees to whom the Vienna Conventions apply. They remain exempt from coverage in the host country.
The agreement establishes the following rules for government employees not covered by the Vienna Conventions:
U.S. national employed by the U.S. Government in the Netherlands-U.S. coverage applies (Social Security and/or Federal Pension Program)
Dutch national employed by the Dutch Government in the United States-Dutch coverage applies
2. Family Members of Government Workers
Any family member of a government worker will be subject only to the laws of the country to which the government worker is subject unless the family worker becomes employed or self-employed. Family members who work will have their coverage determined in accordance with the provisions of the agreement without regard to the coverage of the government worker.
U.S. citizens employed by foreign governments, RS 01802.050