Social Security outside the EU, the EEA and Swithzerland

Concerning social security outside the EU, the EEA, and Switzerland, two situations may occur. The Czech Republic and the country in question may have concluded an international social security agreement (such international agreements can be concluded with a Member State of the EU or the EEA, or Switzerland). The other possibility is that the Czech Republic and the country in question do not have an international agreement, and such country is then referred to as a non-contracting country.

International social security agreements are a traditional and commonly used means of coordination in the area of social security. Their primary purpose is to secure the rights of persons migrating between two contracting countries.

The full wording of international social security agreements and implementing regulations (administrative provisions) can be found on the website of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.