International Agreements on Social Security

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International Agreements on Social Security are within the Brazilian foreign policy, which is carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (www.mre.gov.br). The agreements are a result from the efforts made by the Ministry of Social Security (www.previdencia.gov.br) and diplomatic agreements between governments.

The reasons why the Brazilian government has signed the International Agreements with other countries meet at least one of the following situations:

  • high volume in foreign trade;
  • substantial foreign investments in Brazil;
  • intense migratory flow in the past;
  • special friendship relations.

The main objective of International Agreements is to guarantee social security rights to workers, legal dependents and to those living or visiting the country, in accordance with the legislation of both countries.

International Agreements on Social Security guarantee the rendering of social benefits services, although it does not imply a modification of the current legislation in the country. Thus, each party of Contracted State is supposed to analyze the presented benefits requests and to decide the rights and conditions, according to each country’s applicable legislation.

Brazil has the following Multilateral Agreements:

  • IBERO-AMERICAN (Bolivia, Chile, El Salvador, Spain, Paraguay and Portugal) – updated in March, 2011 – entry into force: May/2011)
  • MERCOSUR (Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay):

Regarding the Bilateral Agreements, Brazil has Social Security Agreements with the following countries:

  • CAPE VERDE
  • CHILE
  • GREECE
  • ITALY
  • LUXEMBOURG
  • PORTUGAL
  • SPAIN

Bilateral Agreements signed, waiting on ratification by the National Congress:

  • BELGIUM
  • GERMANY
  • JAPAN

Bilateral Agreement just signed

  • UNITED STATES (06/30/2015)

Competent Authority in Brazil

The Minister of Social Security.
In the Ministry of Social Security, the International Advisory of the Executive Secretariat is responsible for the celebration/negotiation of the International Agreements and for follow up and evaluation of their operation.

 

Assessoria de Assuntos Internacionais /SE/MPS
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco F – sala 640, Brasília (DF) – CEP 70.059-905
Tel.: (+5561) 2021-5179
Fax: (+5561) 2021-5892


Administration Agency

It is the Competent Institution conceding the benefits under the Agreements. In Brazil the Administration Agency it is the National Institute of Social Security (INSS) that operates the Agreements through the Liaison Agencies, after the formation of the processes by the specific State areas.

Beneficiaries of the International Agreements

The worker and their dependents are beneficiaries in the International Agreements subjected to the Regime of Social Security provided, concerning each Agreement.

Services Included in the International Agreements

The Agreements on Social Security are applied to the benefits specified in each Agreement in the following situations:

  • Disability to work ( permanent or temporary);
  • Work accident or professional disease;
  • Period of contribution;
  • Old age;
  • Death;
  • Professional rehabilitation;

Certificate of Temporary Detachment and Exemption of Contribution

To the worker/self-employed will be provided the Certificate of Temporary Detachment, in order to exempt the contribution of the insured person in the Accordant Country where he/she will work, so the person can stay with the Brazilian Social Insurance.  The request shall be done by the employee/self-employed in a Social Security Agency as the interested person prefers.

Observation: Only in the Agreements Brazil/Spain and Brazil/Greece it is foreseen the Temporary Detachment to self-employed persons.

The worker (beneficiary) must carry a copy of his/hers Certificate of Detachment. The period of detachment can be extended according to the terms and conditions arranged in each Agreement.

OBS.: The benefit request, including the other Country’s benefit legislation shall be made into a protocol in the Administration Agency of the country the interested person is residing.

In Brazil, the requests can be formalized in Social Security Agencies chosen by the interested person. Later, the Agency shall send the process to the corresponding Liaison Agency.

Transferring Benefits to Foreign Countries

The solicitation to transfer benefits, granted by the Brazilian legislation, may be requested by the beneficiary exclusively to Portugal, Spain and Greece. In this case, the worker must request, before moving or taking a long trip, the transfer to a Social Security Agency (Agência da Previdência Social – APS), where the benefit is held.

When the worker (beneficiary) returns to Brazil, he/she must inform his/her new address to the nearest APS.

These procedures must be followed in order to avoid the suspension of the beneficiary’s payments.

Liaison Agencies in Brazil

Liaison Agencies are designated by the authorities responsible for the Bilateral Agreements on Social Security to communicate to each other and to guarantee the performance of the requests that are formulated under the Agreements, as well as clarify questions the workers/beneficiaries might have.

With the Resolution number 130 of 30 December 2010, each Agreement on Social Security is in only one Liaison Agency, as showed below:

Agreement with Liaison agency in Brazil Liaison agency in the other country
GERMANY Agência da Previdência Social Atendimento Acordos Internacionais – Florianópolis (SC) (Código: 20.001.130)

End.: Rua Felipe Schmidt, nº 331, 4º Andar, Sala 19.002, Centro, Florianópolis (SC) CEP 88.010-000

Tel: (48) 3298-8125 / 3298-8142 Fax: (48) 3298-8158

E-mail: apsai20001130@inss.gov.br

Deutsche Rentenversicherung Knappschaft-Bahn-See Pieperstraße 14-2844789 – Bochum Deutschland (Alemanha)

Deutsche Rentenversicherung Nordbayern Friedenstraße 12/1497072 – Würzburg Deutschland (Alemanha)

Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund10704 – Berlin Deutschland (Alemanha)

ARGENTINA

(MERCOSUL)

Agência da Previdência Social Atendimento Acordos Internacionais – Florianópolis (SC) (Código: 20.001.130)

End.: Rua Felipe Schmidt, nº 331, 4º Andar, Sala 19.002, Centro, Florianópolis (SC) CEP 88.010-000

Tel: (48) 3298-8125 / 3298-8142 Fax: (48) 3298-8158

E-mail: apsai20001130@inss.gov.br

Departamento de Convênios Internacionales

End.: Edifício Paraná 415. 1302, Buenos Aires – Argentina

Tel.: 00xx 5 4114 339-3291/3292

Fax: 00xx 5 4114 339-3297

BELGIUM Agência da Previdência Social Atendimento Acordos Internacionais Brasília – DF (Código: 23.001.140)

End.: SCRS 502, Bloco “B”, Lote 8 a 12 – W3 Sul, Brasília (DF)  CEP 70.330-520

Tel.:(61) 3433-7434 /3433-7435 /3433-7436/4333-7437 /3433-7438/3433-7439/3433-7440/3433-7474

E-mail: apsai23001140@inss.gov.br

CAPE VERDE Agência da Previdência Social de Atendimento Acordos Internacionais – São Paulo (Código: 21.004.120)

End.: Rua Santa Cruz, 747, 1º Subsolo, Vila Mariana – São Paulo (SP) – CEP 04.121-000

Tel: (11) 3503-3607 /3503-3617/3503-3618

Fax: (11) 5084-4786

E-mail: apsai21004120@inss.gov.br

Instituto Nacional de Previdência Social

End.: Caixa Postal 372, Cidade da Praia – Cabo Verde.

Tel.: 00xx238 61-5665/61-5667

Fax: 00xx238 61-3266

CANADA Agência da Previdência Social Atendimento Acordos Internacionais Brasília – DF (Código: 23.001.140)

End.: SCRS 502, Bloco “B”, Lote 8 a 12 – W3 Sul, Brasília (DF)  CEP 70.330-520

Tel.:(61) 3433-7434 /3433-7435 /3433-7436/4333-7437 /3433-7438/3433-7439/3433-7440/3433-7474

E-mail: apsai23001140@inss.gov.br

IBEROAMERICAN SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT Agência da Previdência Social Atendimento Acordos Internacionais Curitiba (Código: 14.001.030)

End.: Rua João Negrão, nº 11,  6º andar – sala 605 Centro, Curitiba (PR) – CEP 80010-200

Tel.: (41) 3616-9385 / 3616-9382

E-mail: apsai14001030@inss.gov.br

Bolívia: Autoridad de Fiscalización y Control de Pensiones y Seguros

End.: Calle Reyes Ortiz, Nº 73, Edificio Torres Gundiach, Torre Este, Casilla 10794 – La Paz,  Bolivia
Tel.: 00xx5912 233 1212
Fax: 00xx5912 231 2223
E-mail:contactenos@aps.gob.bo

Equador: Instituto Equatoriano de Seguridad Social – Secretaria Geral – Convenios Internacionales

End.: Avenida 10 de agosto, Edifício Matriz, 6º Piso – Quito – Equador

El Salvador: Superintendencia de Pensiones de El Salvador.

Para os demais países, os Organismos de Ligação são os mesmos dos Acordos bilaterais.

CHILE Agência da Previdência Social – Atendimento Acordos Internacionais Recife (Código: 15.001.120)

End.: Rua Corredor do Bispo, nº 155, 1º andar, Boa Vista, Recife (PE) – CEP 50.050-090

Tel.: (81) 3412-5683

Fax: (81) 3221-2774

E-mail: apssai15001120@inss.gov.br

Ministerio del Trabajo e Prevision Social

End.: Rua Huerfanos, 1.273, 5º Piso, Santiago, Chile

Tel.: 00xx562 671-4761672-7792

Fax: 00xx562 696-6267

SPAIN Agência da Previdência Social Atendimento Acordos Internacionais Rio de Janeiro (Código: 17.001.220)

End.: Rua Pedro Lessa nº 36, 5º andar, sala 519, Centro, Rio de Janeiro (RJ) – CEP 20.030-030

Tel: (21) 2272-3438/ 2272-3515

E-mail:apsairj17001220@inss.gov.br

Instituto Nacional de la Seguridad Social

End.: Calle Padre Damion, 4, Madrid 26036 – Espanha

Tel.: 00xx3491 563-6688

Fax: 00xx3491 563-3027

FRANCE Agência da Previdência Social Atendimento Acordos Internacionais Rio de Janeiro (Código: 17.001.220)

End.: Rua Pedro Lessa nº 36, 5º andar, sala 519, Centro, Rio de Janeiro (RJ) – CEP 20.030-030

Tel: (21) 2272-3438/ 2272-3515

E-mail:apsairj17001220@inss.gov.br

GREECE Agência da Previdência Social Atendimento Acordos Internacionais Brasília – DF (Código: 23.001.140)

End.: SCRS 502, Bloco “B”, Lote 8 a 12 – W3 Sul, Brasília (DF)  CEP 70.330-520

Tel.:(61) 3433-7434 /3433-7435 /3433-7436/4333-7437 /3433-7438/3433-7439/3433-7440/3433-7474

E-mail: apsai23001140@inss.gov.br

L’Institution de Sécurite Sociale (IKA)

End.: Rue Aghiou Konstatinou 8, 10241 Atenas – Grécia

Tel.: 00xx301 674-4824

Fax: 00xx301 674-1377

ITALY Agência da Previdência Social Atendimento Acordos Internacionais – Belo Horizonte (Código: 11.001.140)

End.: Rua Amazonas, nº 266, 9º Andar, Sala 901, Centro, Belo Horizonte (MG) – CEP 30.180-001

Tel: (31) 3249-4605/ 3249-4604/ 3249-4606/ 3249-4607

E-mail: apsai11001140@inss.gov.br

Servizio Rapporti Convezioni Internazionale

End.: Villa della Frezza, 17 00186 – Roma – Itália.

Tel.: 00xx 3906 5905-6401 /

Fax: 00xx 3906 5905-6405

JAPAN Agência da Previdência Social de Atendimento Acordos Internacionais – São Paulo (Código: 21.004.120)

End.: Rua Santa Cruz, 747, 1º Subsolo, Vila Mariana – São Paulo (SP) – CEP 04.121-000

Tel: (11) 3503-3607 /3503-3617/3503-3618

Fax: (11) 5084-4786

E-mail: apsai21004120@inss.gov.br

JPS – Japan Pension Service

End.: 3-5-24 takaido-nishi Suginami-ku Tóquio Postal Code: 168-8505

Tel.: 0xx81-3 5843 9317

E-mail: www.nenkin.go.jp

LUXEMBURG Agência da Previdência Social Atendimento Acordos Internacionais Brasília – DF (Código: 23.001.140)

End.: SCRS 502, Bloco “B”, Lote 8 a 12 – W3 Sul, Brasília (DF)  CEP 70.330-520

Tel.:(61) 3433-7434 /3433-7435 /3433-7436/4333-7437 /3433-7438/3433-7439/3433-7440/3433-7474

E-mail: apsai23001140@inss.gov.br

Ministerè de la Securité Sociale

Boite Postale 1308 L 1031 – Luxemburg

Tel.: 00xx352 478-6332

Fax: 00xx352 478-6225

PARAGUAY

(MERCOSUL)

Agência da Previdência Social Atendimento Acordos Internacionais – Florianópolis (SC) (Código: 20.001.130)

End.: Rua Felipe Schmidt, nº 331, 4º Andar, Sala 19.002, Centro, Florianópolis (SC) CEP 88.010-000

Tel: (48) 3298-8125 / 3298-8142 Fax: (48) 3298-8158

E-mail: apsai20001130@inss.gov.br

Instituto de Previsión Social do Paraguay (IPS)

End.: Luis Alberto de Herrera 1.144, Primer Piso, Edifício IPS – Asunción, Paraguay

Tel.: 00xx591 2122-3811

PORTUGAL Agência da Previdência Social de Atendimento Acordos Internacionais – São Paulo (Código: 21.004.120)

End.: Rua Santa Cruz, 747, 1º Subsolo, Vila Mariana – São Paulo (SP) – CEP 04.121-000

Tel: (11) 3503-3607 /3503-3617/3503-3618

Fax: (11) 5084-4786

E-mail: apsai21004120@inss.gov.br

Centro Nacional de Pensões

End.: Rua Campo Grande 6, Lisboa. Código Postal  1749-001

Tel.: 217 9003 700

E-mail: cnp-pensoes@seg-social.pt

URUGUAY

(MERCOSUL)

Agência da Previdência Social Atendimento Acordos Internacionais – Florianópolis (SC) (Código: 20.001.130)

End.: Rua Felipe Schmidt, nº 331, 4º Andar, Sala 19.002, Centro, Florianópolis (SC) CEP 88.010-000

Tel: (48) 3298-8125 / 3298-8142 Fax: (48) 3298-8158

E-mail: apsai20001130@inss.gov.br

Banco de Previsión Social

End.: Rua Colônia 1851, Piso 1 – 11200, Montevideo – Uruguai.

Tel: 00xxx5982 401-7673

Fax: 00xx5982 409-7182

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