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12899 Liechtenstein - Agreement Relating to the Employment of Dependents of Official Government Employees


   
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TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 12899

 

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

 


Agreement Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
and LIECHTENSTEIN


Effected by Exchange of Notes
Dated at Bern and Vaduz
September 18 and November 14, 1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIECHTENSTEIN

Employment


Agreement effected by exchange of notes
Dated at Bern and Vaduz September 18 and November 14, 1997;
Entered into force November 14, 1997.

EMBASSY OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Bern, Switzerland Note No. 90/97
The Embassy of the United States of America in Switzerland presents its compliments to the Government of Liechtenstein and proposes that, on a reciprocal basis, dependents of employees of the United States Government accredited to official duty in Liechtenstein and dependents of employees of the Liechtenstein Government assigned to official duty in the United States be authorized to be employed in the receiving State. For the purpose 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 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 Liechtenstein Mission to the United Nations (LMUN) in New York to the United States Mission to the UN (USUN). After the processing of the official request, the LMUN will be informed by USUN that the dependent may accept employment.
In the case of dependents who seek employment in Liechtenstein, the request shall be made by the United States Embassy in Switzerland to the Liechtenstein Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After the processing of the official request, the United States Embassy will be informed that the dependent may accept employment.
The United States Government and the Liechtenstein 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 U.S. Embassy in Switzerland further proposes that, if these provisions are acceptable to the Government of Liechtenstein, this note and the Government of Liechtenstein'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 in Switzerland avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Government of Liechtenstein the assurance of its highest consideration.
The Embassy of the United States of America Bern, September 18, 1997


Principality Office for
of Liechtenstein
Foreign Affairs

The Office for Foreign Affairs of the Principality of Liechtenstein presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States of America to Liechtenstein and has the honour to acknowledge receipt of the note of the Embassy No. 90/97 of September 18, 1997, addressed to the Government of Liechtenstein, that reads as follows:
"The Embassy of the United States of America in Switzerland presents its compliments to the Government of Liechtenstein and proposes that, on a reciprocal basis, dependents of employees of the United States Government accredited to official duty in Liechtenstein and dependents of employees of the Liechtenstein Government assigned to official duty in the United States be authorized to be employed in the receiving State. For the purpose 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 =married 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 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 Liechtenstein Mission to the United Nations (LMUN) in New York to the United States Mission to the UN (USUN). After the processing of the official request, the LMUN will be informed by USUN that the dependent may accept employment.
Embassy of the United States of America
Bern
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In the case of dependents who seek employment in Liechtenstein, the request shall be made by the United States Embassy in Switzerland to the Liechtenstein Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After the processing of the official request, the United States Embassy will be informed that the dependent may accept employment.
The United States Government and the Liechtenstein 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 U.S. Embassy in Switzerland further proposes that, if these provisions are acceptable to the Government of Liechtenstein, this note and the Government of Liechtenstein'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 in Switzerland avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Government of Liechtenstein the assurance of its highest consideration."
The Office for Foreign Affairs can inform the Embassy that the provisions as set out above are acceptable to the Government of the Principality of Liechtenstein. The note of the Embassy of September 18, 1997 and this note shall constitute an agreement between the two Governments which shall enter into force on the date
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of this note and shall remain in force until ninety days after the date of written notification from either Government to the other of intention to terminate.
The Office for Foreign Affairs of the Principality of Liechtenstein avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Embassy of the United States of America to Liechtenstein the assurance of its highest consideration.
Vaduz, November 14, 1997



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