All applications for Spanish and Venezuelan benefits must be submitted to the competent institution in the country where the interested party is resident:
the Social Security Assistance and Information Centre. closest to their address (National Institute of the Social Security) or
the Provincial Directorates of the Social Marine Institute, for workers included in the Special Scheme for Sea Workers
The "Instituto Venezolano de los Seguros Sociales"
If the interested party or the originators are residents of a Third Country, they must submit their application to the Institution of the country (Spain or Venezuela) under whose legislation they were last insured.