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12926 Antigua and Barbuda - Agreement Relating to the Employment of Dependents of Official Government Employees


   
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TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 12926

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

 

 

Agreement Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
and ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA


Effected by Exchange of Notes
Dated at Bridgetown and St. John’s
December 23, 1997 and
January 27, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

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ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

Employment

Effected by exchange of notes
Dated at Bridgetown and St. John’s
December 23, 1997 and January 27, 1998;
Entered into force January 27, 1998.

No. 129
The Embassy of the United States of America in Barbados
proposes to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Antigua and
Barbuda that, on a reciprocal basis, dependents of United
States employees accredited to the Government of Antigua and
Barbuda, and dependents of employees of the Antiguan
government assigned to official duty in the United States be
authorized to be employed in the receiving state. For the
purposes of this agreement, "dependents" shall mean:
- spouses;
- unmarried dependent children under 21 years of age;
- unmarried dependent children under 23 years of age who are
in full-time attendance as students at a post-secondary
educational institution; and
- unmarried children who are physically or mentally
disabled.
For the purposes of this agreement, official employees shall
mean diplomatic agents, consular officers, and members of
support staffs, assigned to, or in the case of U.S.
Personnel, accredited as members of, diplomatic missions,
consular offices and missions to international
organizations.
In the case of dependents who seek employment in the
United states, an official request must be made by the
Embassy of Antigua in Washington to the State Department, or
by the Antiguan Mission to the United Nations to the United
States Mission to the United Nations (USUN). After the
processing of the official request, the Antiguan Embassy or
Mission will be informed that the dependent may accept
employment.
In the case of dependents who seek employment in
Antigua, the request shall be made by the U.S. Embassy in
Barbados to the Antiguan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After
the processing of the official request, the U.S. Embassy
will be informed that the dependent may accept employment.
The United States Government and the Antiguan
Government wish to confirm their understanding that
dependents who obtain employment under this agreement and
who have immunity from the jurisdiction of the receiving
state in accordance with the Vienna Convention on diplomatic
relations or the convention on the privileges and immunities
of the United Nations, or any other applicable international
agreement, have no immunity from civil or administrative
jurisdiction with respect to matters arising out of such
employment. Such dependents are also responsible for
payment of income and social security tax on any
remuneration received as a result of employment in the
receiving state. Dependents continue to enjoy all other
privileges and immunities to which they are entitled.
The Embassy of the United States of America further
proposes that, if these provisions are acceptable to the
government of Antigua and Barbuda, this note and the
Government of Antigua's reply concurring therein shall
constitute an agreement between the two governments which
shall enter into force on the date of that reply note and
shall remain in force until ninety days after the date of
the written notification from either government to the other
of intention to terminate.
The Embassy of the United States of America avails
itself of this opportunity to renew to the Ministry the
assurances of its highest consideration.
Embassy of the United States of America,
Bridgetown, December 23, 1997
Ministry of Foreign Affairs GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
24/98
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda presents its compliments to the Embassy of
the United States and has the honour to inform that the Government of Antigua and Barbuda has
decided to accept the proposed agreement that will allow, on a reciprocal basis, dependents of United
States employees accredited to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda assigned to official duty in the
United States, be authorised for employment in the receiving State.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda wishes to submit for the kind consideration
of United States Embassy in Barbados the attached list of editorial corrections which do not change
the substance of the agreement but improve the readability of the text.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda concurs with the understanding that this reply
concludes the aforementioned agreement between the Governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the
United States, which shall enter into force on the date given below and shall remain in force until
ninety days after the date of the written notification from either Government to the other of intention
to terminate.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
St. John's
January 27, 1998
List of Proposed Editorial Corrections (in bold)
Paragraph 1 should read:
The Embassy of the United States of America in Barbados proposes to the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda that, on a reciprocal basis, dependents of United
States employees accredited to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, and dependents
of employees of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda assigned to official duty in
the United States be authorised to be employed in the receiving State.
Paragraph 3 should read:
In the case of dependents who seek employment in the United States, an official request
must be made by the Embassy of Antigua and Barbuda in Washington to the State
Department, or by the Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda to the United
Nations to the United States Mission to the United Nations (USUN). After processing of
the official request, the Embassy or Permanent Mission of Antigua and Barbuda will
be informed that the dependent(s) may accept employment.
Paragraph 4 should read:
In the case of dependents who seek employment in Antigua, the request shall be made by
the U.S. Embassy in Barbados to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Antigua and
Barbuda. After processing of the official request, the U.S. Embassy will be informed that
the dependent(s) may accept employment.
The first line of Paragraph 5 should read:
The Government of the United States and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda...
(the rest of the text remains unchanged)
Paragraph 6 should read:
The Embassy of the United States of America in Barbados further proposes that, if these
provisions are acceptable to the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, this note and the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda's reply concurring therein shall
constitute an agreement between the two Governments which shall enter into force on the
date of that reply note and shall remain in force until ninety days after the date of the
written notification from either Government to the other of intention to terminate



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