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Workers moving abroad

Workers moving abroad

As a general rule, workers who move abroad are subject to the Social Security legislation of the country where they are working. However, if this is a temporary transfer, they can remain under Spanish legislation under the terms and requirements given below:

It is applicable to Spanish and Russian workers.

Initial move

For workers employed by another person who work for a Spanish company and are sent by it to work temporarily in Russia, the corresponding transfer certificate should be applied for at a Provincial or Administrative Office of the General Treasury of the Social Security.

Self-employed workers cannot invoke this section to remain under Spanish Social Security legislation for their transfers to the Russian Federation.. However, they can make an application under the terms of the section "Other Exceptions".

Application form

The company must make their application on form TA.200  "Application to remain under Spanish Social Security legislation - Initial expatriations" together with form E/R.1(Cert.)  "Certificate of applicable legislation", filled out in triplicate.

The form issued by the local Provincial or Administrative Office certifies that the worker continues to be subject to Spanish Social Security legislation during his or her stay in that country and therefore is exempt from Russian Social Security contributions.

Period of authorisation 

The maximum length of time for the transfer is five years.

Ordinary extension

If employees have to extend their stay in that country for more than the five initial five years, the employer must apply to the General Sub-Directorate for Affiliation and Special Procedures of the Treasury General of the Social Security for an extension to remain under Spanish Social Security legislation. This must be done far enough in advance before the end of the authorised period.

Application form

The application for an extension must be made on form TA.202  "Application to remain under Spanish Social Security legislation in accordance with |art. 117 of the EEC  Regulation 1408/71 and other extensions of Bilateral Agreements".

Once the Russian Social Security System has given its consent, the General Sub-Directorate for Affiliation and Special Procedures of the Treasury General of the Social Security will issue form E/R.2(|Cert. ) "Certificate of applicable legislation.-Extension", certifying that the worker continues to be subject to Spanish Social Security legislation for the authorised period.

Period of authorisation 

There is no maximum length of time for the extension.

Other transfers

The Provincial or Administrative Offices of the Social Security Treasury General.

Are the bodies with the power to authorise transfers for:

  • Itinerant personnel of transport companies with their headquarters in Spain.
  • Crew members of ships flying the Spanish flag.
  • Workers of mixed Spanish-Russian companies with their headquarters in Spain who work in the Russian Federation.

The authorisation is issued on form E/R.1(|Cert. ), "Certificate of applicable legislation". The company must fill out this form in triplicate, together with the |TA -200 application.

Other exceptions 

Applications for other exceptions are processed by the General Sub-Directorate for Affiliation and Special Procedures of the Treasury General of the Social Security.

The application for an extension must be made by the company or self-employed worker on form TA.202 "Application to remain under Spanish Social Security legislation under the terms of art.17 of EEC Regulation 1408/71 and other extensions of Bilateral Agreements"".

Once the Russian Social Security system has given its consent, the General Sub-Directorate for Affiliation and Special Procedures of the Treasury General of the Social Security will issue form E/R.2(Cert.), certifying that the worker continues to be subject to Spanish Social Security legislation for the authorised period.

   
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