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Workers moving abroad

Expatriate Workers

As a general rule, workers who move abroad are subject to the Social Security legislation of the country where they are working. However, if the transfer is temporary they may maintain Spanish Social Security legislation under the terms and conditions set forth below:

It applies to Spanish and Venezuelan workers employed by another person.

Initial Displacement

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

Application form

The company shall make the application using form TA.300  "Request for information on applicable Social Security legislation" alongside triplicate copies of form E/V-2  "Certificate of applicable legislation".

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 Venezuelan Social Security contributions.

The application must be made before moving or within the following thirty days.

Period of authorisation

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

Ordinary extension

If workers employed by another person must extend their stay in that country for more than the initial twelve months, the employer must apply, far enough in advance before the end of the period authorised, for an extension to remain under Spanish Social Security legislation, from the General Sub-Directorate for Affiliation, Contributions and Management of the  RED System  of the Social Security Treasury General.

Application form

The extension application should be made using form TA.300  "Request for information on applicable Social Security legislation"alongside quadruplicate copies of form E/V.2bis  "Extension of transfer", to be sent to the other country.

This form is issued by the Venezuelan Social Security to certify that the worker continues to be subject to Spanish Social Security legislation for the period of time authorised.

Period of authorisation

The maximum length of time for the extension is one year.

Other Displacements

Provincial Directorates or Offices of the Social Security Treasury General.

These will be the bodies competent to authorise the following displacements:

    • Personnel of air transport companies with their headquarters in Spain.
    • Crew members of ships flying the Spanish flag.

The authorisation shall be issued on through form E/V-2, "Certificate of applicable legislation". The company must fill out this form in triplicate, together with form TA-300.

General Sub-Directorate for Affiliation, Contributions and Management of the RED System.

For displacements of:

    • Spaniards in Spanish Government service in Venezuela,
    • Employees of the Embassy and Consulate,

who opt to be subject to Spanish Social Security legislation, the Social Security Treasury General (General Sub-Directorate for Affiliation, Contributions  and Management of the RED System) will issue the (E/V.3(Cert))  "Certificate of applicable legislation.-Right of option", at the request of the public employment Organisation, to certify  that the worker has opted to be subject to Spanish Social Security legislation.

For other transfers that are not covered in the Administrative Agreement, the General Sub-Directorate for Affiliation, Contributions and  Management of the RED System of the Social Security Treasury General shall issue form E/V--2  "Certificate of applicable legislation".

Other applications

For airline company workers, except for flight crew, who are transferred to Venezuela and continue to be subject to Spanish Social Security legislation, the General Sub-Directorate for Affiliation, Contributions and  Management of the RED System will issue form E/V-2, for the full duration of the transfer.

   
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