A worker or employer who wishes to apply for a special exception must write to the
agency in the country where coverage is desired.
If U.S. coverage is desired, the letter should be sent to:
Social Security Administration
Office of International Programs
P.O. Box 17741
Baltimore, Maryland 21235-7741
If Korean coverage is desired, the letter should be sent to:
National Pension Service
22 Floor, Namsan Square Building
173, Toegye-ro, Jung-gu
The letter requesting the exception should provide:
an explanation of why an exception should be granted, and
all of the information needed to issue a certificate of coverage.
The agency receiving the request will coordinate with the other agency if it believes
an exception should be granted. When an exception is granted, the agency of the country
that will cover the worker issues a certificate of coverage to serve as proof of exemption
from coverage and taxes in the other country.