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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 in accordance with the terms and requirements given below:

It is applicable to workers of any nationality

Initial move

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

For self-employed workers who move to work temporarily in Andorra , the corresponding transfer certificate should be applied for at a Provincial or Administrative Office of the General Treasury of the Social Security.

Application form

The company or self-employed worker must make the application on form TA.200   "Application to remain under Spanish Social Security legislation - Initial transfers" and also form E/AND.101  "Transfer certificate", filled out in triplicate.

The form issued by the local Provincial or Administrative Office certifies that the worker (employed by another person or self-employed) continues to be subject to Spanish Social Security legislation during his or her stay in that country and therefore is exempt from Andorran Social Security contributions.

In addition to form E/AND.101, they need to have form E/AND.28 to be entitled to health care benefits during a temporary stay. This is issued by the National Institute of the Social Security. 

Period of authorisation 

For workers employed by another person, the maximum length of time for the first transfer is two years.

For self-employed workers, the maximum length of time for the first transfer is one year

Ordinary extension

If employees or self-employed workers must extend their stay in that country for more than allowed initial period, the employer or worker must apply, three months before the end of the authorised period, for an extension to remain under Spanish Social Security legislation, from the General Sub-Directorate Affiliation and Special Procedures of the Treasury General of the Social Security.

Application form

The extension request must be made using form TA.202  "Application to remain under Spanish Social Security legislation in accordance with |art. 17 of EEC  Regulations 1408/71 and other extensions of Bilateral Agreements" together with four copies of the duly filled out form E/AND.102  "Extension of expatriation", to be sent to the other country.

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

As well as form E/AND.102, they need to have form E/AND.28 to be entitled to health care benefits during a temporary stay, which is issued by the Spanish Social Security Institute. 

Period of authorisation 

For employees, the maximum length of time for the extension cannot be more than five years from the initial expatriation date.

For self-employed workers, this period cannot be more than one year.

Other transfers

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

Will be the competent bodies to authorise the transfers of itinerant personnel of land and air transport companies with their headquarters in Spain and self-employed transport workers who are resident in Spain and work in the two countries.

The company or self-employed worker must apply for form E/AND.101  "Certification regarding applicable legislation".  Together with this form, filled out in triplicate, they must have  form TA.201   "Application to remain under Spanish Social Security legislation when working in more than one country"

General Sub-Directorate for Affiliation and Special Procedures.

For the transfer of:

    • Spanish civil servants sent to Andorra, excluding Diplomatic Mission and Consulate personnel.

      The General Sub-Directorate for Affiliation and Special Procedures will issue form E/AND.101  for the duration of their stay, upon the request of the Public Body or the worker. Together with this form, filled out in triplicate, they must also have application form TA-200.

For the transfer of:

    • Spaniards who work in Spanish Diplomatic Missions or Consular Offices in Andorra
    • Personnel in the private service of representatives of these Missions or Offices,

who opt for Spanish Social Security legislation, the General Sub-Directorate for Affiliation and Special Procedures will issue form form E/AND.103  , "Exercising the right to choose", in triplicate, for the duration of their transfer, upon the request of the Public Body or the worker.

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 company or self-employed worker must make the application on form TA.202 "Application to remain under Spanish Social Security legislation in accordance with |art.  17 of EEC Regulation 1408/71 and other extensions of Bilateral Agreements".

Once the Andorran 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/AND.101, certifying that the worker continues to be subject to Spanish Social Security legislation for the authorised period.

     
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