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12932 Guinea-Bissau - Agreement Relating to the Employment of Dependents of Official Government Employees


   
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TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 12932

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

 

 


Agreement Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
and GUINEA-BISSAU


Effected by Exchange of Notes
Dated at Bissau
July 23, 1997 and February 16, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Pursuant to Public Law 89—497, approved July 8, 1966
(80 Stat. 271; 1 U.S.C. 113)—

“. . .the Treaties and Other International Acts Series issued
under the authority of the Secretary of State shall be competent
evidence . . . of the treaties, international agreements other than
treaties, and proclamations by the President of such treaties and
international agreements other than treaties, as the case may be,
therein contained, in all the courts of law and equity and of maritime
jurisdiction, and in all the tribunals and public offices of the
United States, and of the several States, without any further proof
or authentication thereof.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUINEA-BISSAU

Employment


Agreement effected by exchange of notes
Dated at Bissau July 23, 1997 and February 16, 1998;
Entered into force February 16, 1998.

EMBASSY OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
No. 25/97
The Embassy of the United States of America presents
its compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Cooperation of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau and proposes
that, on a reciprocal basis, dependents of employees of the
United States Government assigned to official duty in
Guinea-Bissau and dependents of employees of the Guinea-
Bissau Government assigned to official duty in the United
States be authorized to be employed in the receiving
country.
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, it is understood
that employees assigned to official duty include diplomatic
agents, consular officers, and members of support staffs,
assigned to Diplomatic Missions, Consular Offices and
Missions to International Organizations.
In the case of dependents of employees who seek
employment in the United States, an official request
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shall be made by the Embassy of the Republic of Guinea-
Bissau in Washington to the Office of Protocol in the
Department of State. Upon approval the Guinea-Bissau
Government, the Guinea-Bissau Embassy will be informed
by the Government of the United States that the
dependent may accept employment.
In the case of dependents who seek employment in
Guinea-Bissau, the request shall be made by the United
States Embassy in Bissau to the Guinea-Bissau Ministry
of Foreign Affairs, which, after verification, shall
inform the United States Embassy that the dependent may
accept employment.
Fees for employment authorization documents for
dependents of official employees shall be waived.
The United States Government and the Guinea-
Bissau 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 in accordance
with the Convention on, or any other applicable
international agreement, have no immunity from civil
and administrative jurisdiction with respect to matters
arising out of such employment. Such dependents are
also responsible for payment of income and social
security taxes 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.
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The Embassy of the United States of America further
proposes that, if these provisions are acceptable to the
Government of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, this note
and the Government of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau's reply
concurring therein shall constitute an Agreement between
the two governments which shall enter into force on the
date of that reply note. This Agreement 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 of
Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Republic of
Guinea-Bissau the assurances of its highest
consideration.
Embassy of the United States of America,
Bissau, July 23, 1997.
U.S. Department of State
Office of Language Services
Translating Division
LS No. 058675
JF/DHS
Portuguese
Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Office of Legal, Consular, and Migration Affairs
Department of Consular and Migration Affairs
No. 72/MNEC/DAJCM/98
Date: February 16, 1998
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation presents its compliments to the
Embassy of the United States of America and, in response to your note No. 25/97 of July 23,
1997, has the honor to inform you that the Government of Guinea-Bissau concurs in the terms of
the agreement set forth in the above-mentioned note, which, together with this note, shall
constitute an agreement between our two governments.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation avails itself of this opportunity to renew
to the Embassy of the United States of America the assurances of its highest consideration.
[Signature]
[Ministry stamp]
Embassy of the United States of America,
Bissau.



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