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The Social Security (Contributions) (Japan) Order (Northern Ireland) 2000

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Article 8

1.  For the purpose of modifying the application of the provisions of Articles 4 to 7 in a particular case, subject to paragraph 2 of this Article, as regards compulsory coverage, where by virtue of the provisions of Articles 4 to 7 the legislation of one Party is applicable to a person, the competent authority or competent institution of that Party may exempt that person from that legislation, provided that the following requirements are fulfiled:

(a)that person will be subject to the legislation of the other Party;

(b)that person agrees to be subject only to the legislation of that other Party in advance; and

(c)the competent authority or competent institution of that other Party agrees on the exemption in advance.

2.  As regards compulsory coverage of a person who works as an employee or self-employed person in the territory of one or more third countries while that person is working as an employee or self-employed person in the territory of either or both of the Parties, if the legislation of either of the Parties does not apply to that person under the provisions of Articles 4 to 7 of this Agreement and that legislation applies to that person under the provisions of any other agreement or convention on social security or any arrangement on social security under the law of the European Union or under the EEA Agreement, comparable with this Agreement, to which that Party is a party, the legislation of both Parties shall apply notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement.

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