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The National Insurance (Germany) Order 1961

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PART II. E+W+S+N.I.GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 3

Subject to the provisions of Article 22 of the present Convention, a national of one Contracting Party shall be entitled to receive the benefits, and shall be subject to the obligations, of the legislation of the other Party under the same conditions as a national of the latter Party.

Article 4

(1) Subject to the provisions of paragraphs (2) and (3) of this Article and of Articles 5, 6 and 7 of the present Convention, where a national of either Contracting Party is employed in the territory of one Party, the legislation of that Party shall apply to his employment, even if his employer is ordinarily resident in the territory of the other Party or has his principal place of business in the territory.

(2) Where a person who is ordinarily resident in the territory of one Party and in the service of an employer who has a place of business or is ordinarily resident in that territory, is employed by that employer in the territory of the other Party, the legislation of the former Party shall apply to that person for a period of twelve months as if he were employed in the territory of the former Party. If his employment in the territory of the latter Party should continue after the first twelve months, the legislation of the former Party shall continue to apply to him for any period that may be specified, provided that the competent authority of the latter Party or any agency which it may nominate has agreed thereto before the end of the first twelve months.

(3) The following provisions shall apply to any person employed as a member of the travelling personnel of an undertaking engaged in the transport of passengers or goods by railway or road, whether for a third party or on its own account:

(a)subject to the provisions of sub-paragraph (b) and (c) of this paragraph, if the person is employed by an undertaking which has its principal place of business in the territory of one Party, the legislation of that Party shall apply to him, even if he is employed in the territory of the other Party;

(b)subject to the provisions of sub-paragraph (c) of this paragraph, if the undertaking has a branch or permanent representative in the territory of one Party and the person is employed by that branch or permanent representative, the legislation of that Party shall apply to him ;

(c)if the person is ordinarily resident in the territory of one Party and is employed wholly or mainly in that territory, the legislation of that Party shall apply to him, even if the undertaking which employs him has no principal place of business or branch or permanent representative in that territory.

Article 5

(1) Article 4 of the present Convention and paragraphs (2) and (3) of this Article shall not apply to—

(a)members of the forces of either Contracting Party ;

(b)established members of the Foreign Service of the United Kingdom and career diplomats and career consular officers of the Federal Republic.

(2) Subject to the provisions of paragraphs (3) and (5) of this Article—

(a)where a German national is employed in the territory of the United Kingdom in the service of the Federal Republic or of another public authority in the Federal Republic, German legislation shall apply to him as if he were employed in the territory of the Federal Republic in the place where the Government of the Federal Republic or the other public authority has its principal place of business ;

(b)where a person is employed in the territory of the Federal Republic in the Government service of the United Kingdom or of Northern Ireland or in the service of a public corporation of the United Kingdom, the legislation of the United Kingdom shall apply to him as if he were employed in its territory.

(3) Where a German national is employed in the circumstances described in sub-paragraph (a) of paragraph (2) of this Article in the territory of the United Kingdom, and, in accordance with his contract of service, is employed for service with a specified office in the territory of the United Kingdom or a person is employed in the circumstances described in sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph (2) of this Article in the territory of the Federal Republic and his contract of service has been concluded by a person employed in the territory of the Federal Republic in the Government service of the United Kingdom or in the service of a public corporation of the United Kingdom—

(a)the legislation of the Party in whose territory he is employed shall apply to him, unless and until he gives notice in accordance with the provisions of sub-paragraph (b) of this paragraph ;

(b)he shall be entitled to choose within three months of the beginning of such employment or of the entry into force of the Convention, whichever is the later, that the legislation of the other Party shall apply to him ; if he so chooses—

(i)his choice shall take effect from the day on which he gives notice to his employer and the competent social security authority of the former Party;

(ii)from the day specified in paragraph (i) of this sub-paragraph, the legislation of the former Party shall cease to apply to him and the legislation of the latter Party shall apply to him as if he were employed in the territory of the latter Party;

(iii)if the latter Party is the Federal Republic, he shall be treated as if he were employed at the place where the Government of the Federal Republic or the other public authority has its principal place of business.

(4) If a person employed in any of the circumstances described in paragraphs (1), (2) and (3) of this Article employs in his personal service in the territory of one Party a national of the other Party, the provisions of paragraph (3) of this Article shall apply to that national.

(5) If a person is employed in the territory of one Party by the forces of the other Party in a civilian capacity or by an organisation serving those forces and is not ordinarily resident in that territory, then the legislation of the latter Party shall apply to him as if he were employed in its territory.

(6) The competent authorities of the Contracting Parties shall agree a list of the organisations to which the provisions of paragraph (5) of this Article shall apply.

(7) Paragraphs (2) and (3) of this Article shall not apply to persons employed in the personal service of an Honorary Consul.

Article 6

(1) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (2) of this Article, where a person who is ordinarily resident in the territory of one Contracting Party is employed on board a vessel or aircraft of the other Party, the legislation of the latter Party shall apply to him, as if any conditions relating to nationality or residence were satisfied.

(2) Where a person, who is ordinarily resident in the territory of one Party and employed temporarily on board any vessel or aircraft of the other Party, is paid remuneration in respect of that employment by a person who has a place of business in the territory of the former Party and who is not the owner of the vessel or the aircraft, the legislation of the former Party shall, in respect of that employment, apply to that person as if the vessel or aircraft were a vessel or aircraft of the former Party, and the person by whom the said remuneration is paid shall be treated as the employer for the purposes of such legislation.

Article 7

The competent authorities of the two Contracting Parties may agree that Articles 4, 5 and 6 of the present Convention shall not apply in whole or in part to particular employed persons, or to groups of such persons, if this is in the interest of those persons.

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