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June 29, 1999

 

STATUS OF FORCES AGREEMENTS (SOFAs)

SOFAs or other agreements conferring legal status on US forces and personnel overseas have been in effect with respect to the following countries and areas since the years indicated below. Agreements for specific or time-limited purposes and activities (other than the Bosnia Sustaining Force, SFOR) are not included. Classified agreements are designated by (C) or (S), as appropriate. "TIAS" references are to the published Treaties and Other International Acts Series of the Department of State. Other unclassified agreements referred to below have not been published.

Albania (1996)

Antigua and Barbuda (1977) (TIAS 9054)

Ascension Island (1956) (TIAS 3603, 4296, 6308)

Australia (1963) (TIAS 5349)

Austria (1998)

Bahamas (1983) (TIAS 11058)

Bahrain (1971) (TIAS 7263, 8208, 8632) and (1987)(S)

Bangladesh (1998)

Belgium (1953) (TIAS 2846)

Benin (1998)

Bermuda (1991)

Bosnia-Herzegovina (1995, for IFOR/SFOR)

Brunei (1994)

Bulgaria (1996)

Cambodia (1996)

Canada (1953) (TIAS 2846, 3074)

Cote d’Ivoire (1998)

Croatia (1995, for IFOR/SFOR)

Czech Republic (1996)

Denmark (1953) (TIAS 2846, 4002)

Diego Garcia (1966) (TIAS 6196, 7481, 8230)

Dominican Republic (1988)

Egypt (1981) (TIAS 10238)

Estonia (1996)

Ethiopia (1994)

Former Republic of Yugoslavia (1997)

Federated States of Micronesia (1986)

Finland (1997)

France (1953) (TIAS 2846)*

FYROM (Macedonia) (1996)

Georgia (1997)

Germany (1963) (TIAS 2846, 5351, 5352, 7759, 10367)

Ghana (1998)

Greece (1963) (TIAS 2846, 3649)

Grenada (1993)

Haiti (1995)

Honduras (1982) (TIAS 10890, 11256)

Hungary (1996)

Iceland (1951) (TIAS 2295)

Israel (1994)

Italy (1953) (TIAS 2846)

Japan (1953) (TIAS 4510)

Jamaica (1962) (TIAS 2105) **

Jordan (1996)

Kazakhstan (1997)

Kenya (1980) (C)

Korea (1966) (TIAS 6127)

Kuwait (1991) (S)

Latvia (1996)

Lithuania (1996)

Luxembourg (1953) (TIAS 2846)

Malaysia (1990) (C)

Mali (1997)

Marshall Islands (1986) (TIAS 11671)

Moldova (1997)

Mongolia (1996)

Morocco (1982) (S)

Netherlands (1953) (TIAS 3174)

New Zealand (1958) (TIAS 4151)

Norway (1953) (TIAS 2846, 2950)

Oman (1980) (S)

Palau (1994)

Panama (1979) (TIAS 10032)

Papua New Guinea (1990) (TIAS 11612)

Philippines (1998)

Poland (1997)

Portugal (1953) (TIAS 2846)

Qatar (1992) (S)

Romania (1996)

St. Kitts & Nevis (1987)

St. Lucia (1979) (TIAS 2105) **

Saudi Arabia (1953) (TIAS 2812, 5830, 7425) (S)

Singapore (1990) (S)

Slovak Republic (1996)

Slovenia (1996)

Solomon Islands (1991)

Somalia (1980) (C)

Spain (1951) (TIAS 2846)

Sri Lanka (1995)

South Africa (1999)

Sudan (1981) (TIAS 10322)

Sweden (1996)

Tonga (1992)

Trinidad and Tobago (1962) (TIAS 2105) **

Turkey (1945) (TIAS 2846, 3020, 3337, 6582, 9901)*

Turks and Caicos Islands (1979) (TIAS 9710, 9711)

Uganda (1997)

Ukraine (1997, provisionally)

United Arab Emirates (1994) (S)

United Kingdom (1952) (TIAS 2846, 11537) ***

Uzbekistan (1996, provisionally)

Western Samoa (1990)

TOTAL: 92

* Both France and Turkey have resisted the application of NATO SOFA to activities in their territory which are not in support of NATO purposes.

** SOFA provisions of 1941 United States - United Kingdom Lend Lease Agreement apply, and were continued in application by former United Kingdom territories when they gained their independence.

*** The 1952 Visiting Forces Act is a unilateral British statute enacted to supplement the NATO SOFA of 1951 within the United Kingdom. Britain elected this approach, rather than concluding a supplementary agreement with the United States as a sending state. Unfortunately, the Visiting Forces Act does not fully agree with NATO SOFA, particularly regarding claims, and this has led to disputes from time to time.

 

COUNTRIES WHICH ARE PARTIES TO THE

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PARTIES TO THE

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY REGARDING THE STATUS OF FORCES

DATED 19 JUNE 1951 (as of March 2000)

 

Belgium

Canada

Denmark

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Italy

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Spain

Turkey

United Kingdom

United States

 

COUNTRIES WHICH ARE PARTIES TO THE AGREEMENT AMONG THE STATES PARTIES TO THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY AND THE OTHER STATES PARTICIPATING IN THE PARTNERSHIP FOR PEACE REGARDING THE STATUS OF THEIR FORCES

DATED 7 JULY 1955 (as of March 2000)

 

Albania                                   Poland

Austria                                   Romania

Belgium                                 Slovak Republic

Bulgaria                                 Slovenia

Canada                                  Spain

Czech Republic                      Sweden

Denmark                                United Kingdom

Estonia                                  United States

FYROM (Macedonia)              Uzbekistan

Finland

Georgia

Germany

Hungary

Italy

Kazakhstan

Latvia

Lithuania

Moldova

Netherlands

Norway

 

 

 

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