The United States has agreements with several countries, called tabination agreements, to avoid double taxation of income with respect to social security taxes. These agreements should be taken into account when it is established whether a foreigner is subject to U.S. Social Security/Medicare tax or whether a U.S. citizen or resident alien is subject to a foreign country`s social security taxes. Normally, people who are not U.S. citizens can only receive U.S. Social Security benefits outside the U.S. if they meet certain requirements. However, under the agreement, you can receive benefits for as long as you reside in Norway, regardless of your nationality. If you are not a U.S.
or Norwegian citizen and live in another country, you may not be eligible to receive benefits. The restrictions imposed in the United States are explained in the publication Social Security – Your Payments While You Are Outside The United States (Publication No. 05-10137). Staff members from certain countries/jurisdictions (with which Norway has not signed a visa waiver agreement) must apply for a visa before entering Norway. The type of visa required depends on the purpose of the person`s entry into Norway. If you have any questions about international social security conventions, call the Social Security Administration`s Office of International Programs at 410-965-3322 or 410-965-7306. . . .