Division of Federal Employees', Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation (DFELHWC)

Current Active Waivers

The first table shows Current Active Waivers. The highlighted waivers will expire within six months, absent a request for a renewed waiver from the head of any department or other agency of the United States. Where a request for a renewed waiver has been received, it will be indicated under the date in the Expiration Date column. It is the responsibility of agency heads to monitor the expiration dates and request renewed waivers. The Department of Labor will not renew any waiver absent such a request. 

NOTE: All current DBA waivers are listed in the first table below. If the country where you are engaged in business is not listed below, there is no current DBA waiver in place.

Archived Waivers

Archived DBA waivers are listed in the second table below entitled “Archived Defense Base Act Waivers.”

NOTE: This is not a comprehensive list. If you do not see the archived waiver for which you are searching, please contact the Office for further information.

The tables are sorted by Expiration Date (in the first column) by default but, if desired, can be sorted by any other column (Location, Type, Number, Issued Date) by clicking on the sorting arrows to the right of the column name. Click once to sort in ascending order and click again to sort in descending order. The tables are also searchable by entering the first few characters of the data you want to search (i.e. first few letters of country name or first few numbers of date or waiver number).

Click on the country name to view a copy of the waiver.

Issued and Active Defense Base Act Waivers

Longshore Issued and Active Defense Base Act Waivers by Expiration Date, with location, type, number issued date, and expiration
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) Location Type Number Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD)
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2026-11-30 Location Denmark Type Geographic Number 2022-01 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-12-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2026-11-30 Location Iceland Type Geographic Number 2022-02 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-12-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2026-11-30 Location Norway Type Geographic Number 2022-03 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-12-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2027-02-24 Location Mexico Type Geographic Number 2022-05 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-02-25
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2027-03-20 Location Lithuania Type Geographic Number 2022-06 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-03-21
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2027-03-20 Location Latvia Type Geographic Number 2022-07 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-03-21
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2027-03-30 Location Vietnam Type Geographic Number 2022-08 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-03-31
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2027-04-07 Location India Type Geographic Number 2022-09 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-04-08
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2027-04-07 Location United Kingdom Type Geographic Number 2022-10 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-04-08
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2027-06-09 Location Czech Republic Type Geographic Number 2022-13 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-06-10
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2027-05-16 Location Bosnia-Herzegovina Type Geographic Number 2022-11 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-05-17
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2027-05-16 Location Romania Type Geographic Number 2022-12 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-05-17
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2027-06-22 Location American Samoa Type Geographic Number 2022-14 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-06-23
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2027-08-07 Location Slovakia Type Geographic Number 2022-17 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-08-08
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) Location Type Number Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD)
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) Location Type Number Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD)
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2027-07-31 Location Belarus Type Geographic Number 2022-16 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-08-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2027-07-31 Location Hungary Type Geographic Number 2022-15 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-08-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2027-08-07 Location Portugal Type Geographic Number 2022-18 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-08-08
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-11-19 *Renewal Request Received Location Canada Type Geographic Number 2017-18-A Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-09-20
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-09-25 Location Switzerland Type Geographic Number 2017-19 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-09-26
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-10-18 Location Spain Type Geographic Number 2018-01 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-10-19
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-11-27 Location China Type Geographic Number 2018-02 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-11-28
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2023-01-22 Location Germany Type Geographic Number 2018-03 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2018-01-23
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2023-02-04 Location Belgium Type Geographic Number 2018-04 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2018-02-05
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2023-02-04 Location Italy Type Geographic Number 2018-05 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2018-02-05
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2023-02-06 Location Austria Type Geographic Number 2018-06 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2018-02-07
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2023-02-28 Location Russia Type Geographic Number 2018-07 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2018-03-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2023-05-07 Location Netherlands Type Geographic Number 2018-09 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2018-05-08
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2023-07-22 Location Australia Type Geographic Number 2018-10 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2018-07-23
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2023-07-22 Location France Type Geographic Number 2018-11 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2018-07-23
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2023-08-14 Location Cyprus Type Geographic Number 2018-12 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2018-08-15
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2023-08-16 Location Philippines Type Geographic Number 2018-13 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2018-08-17
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2024-04-12 Location Brazil Type Geographic Number 2019-01 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2019-04-12
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2024-09-13 Location Ukraine Type Geographic Number 2019-02 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2019-09-12
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2024-10-20 Location Argentina Type Geographic Number 2019-03 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2019-10-21
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2025-05-05 Location Guam Type Geographic Number 2020-01 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2020-05-06
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2025-08-18 Location Dominican Republic Type Geographic Number 2020-02 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2020-08-19
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2026-03-29 Location Greenland Type Geographic Number 2021-03 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-03-30
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2026-03-29 Location Japan Type Geographic Number 2021-02 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-03-30
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2026-03-29 Location South Korea Type Geographic Number 2021-01 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-03-30
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2026-04-19 Location Israel Type Geographic Number 2016-4 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-04-20
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2026-04-19 Location Turkey Type Geographic Number 2016-5 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-04-20
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2026-11-30 Location Uruguay Type Geographic Number 2022-04 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-12-01

Archived Defense Base Act Waivers

Longshore Archived Defense Base Act Waivers by Expiration Date, with location, type, number issued date, and expiration
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) Location Type Number Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD)
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-07-08 Location American Samoa Type Geographic Number General Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-07-08
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-10-27 Location Australia Type Geographic Number 2015-02 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-10-27
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-12-31 Location Belgium Type Geographic Number DOD 2013-06 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-01-31
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-12-31 Location Belgium Type Geographic Number 2014-06 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-11-03 Location Belgium Type Geographic Number 2015-03 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-11-03
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-11-29 Location Denmark Type Geographic Number 2017-01 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2016-11-30
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-12-28 Location Denmark Type Geographic Number 2017-01-A Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-11-29
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-12-31 Location France Type Geographic Number DOD 2013-04 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-12-31 Location France Type Geographic Number 2014-04 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-11-03 Location France Type Geographic Number 2015-04 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-11-03
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-03-01 Location Germany Type Geographic Number 2009-03-01 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2009-03-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-12-31 Location Germany Type Geographic Number DOD 2013-01 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-12-31 Location Germany Type Geographic Number 2014-01 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-11-03 Location Germany Type Geographic Number 2015-05 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-11-03
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-12-31 Location Greenland Type Geographic Number DOD 2013-13 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-12-31 Location Greenland Type Geographic Number 2014-13 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-03-31 Location Greenland Type Geographic Number 2016-1 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2016-04-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-11-29 Location Iceland Type Geographic Number 2017-02 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2016-11-30
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-12-28 Location Iceland Type Geographic Number 2017-02-A Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-11-29
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-12-31 Location India Type Geographic Number DOD 2013-13 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-02-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-12-31 Location India Type Geographic Number 2014-14 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-06-20 Location India Type Geographic Number 2016-6 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2016-06-21
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-10-18 Location India Type Geographic Number 2016-6-B Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-08-20
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-08-20 Location India Type Geographic Number 2016-6-A Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-06-21
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-04-16 Location India Type Geographic Number 2016-6-C Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-10-18
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-03-01 Location Israel Type Geographic Number 2009-03-02 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2008-08-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-12-31 Location Israel Type Geographic Number DOD 2013-05 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-12-31 Location Israel Type Geographic Number 2014-05 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-04-21 Location Israel Type Geographic Number 2016-04 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2016-04-22
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-03-01 Location Italy Type Geographic Number 2009-04-01 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2009-03-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-12-31 Location Italy Type Geographic Number DOD 2013-03 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-12-31 Location Italy Type Geographic Number 2014-03 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-11-03 Location Italy Type Geographic Number 2015-06 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-11-03
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-07-01 Location Japan Type Geographic Number 2009-0902 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2009-07-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-12-31 Location Japan Type Geographic Number 2013-07 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-12-31 Location Japan Type Geographic Number 2014-07 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-03-31 Location Japan Type Geographic Number 2016-2 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2016-04-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-12-31 Location Kazakhstan Type Geographic Number 2013-11 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-12-31 Location Kazakhstan Type Geographic Number 2014-11 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-06-06 Location Netherlands Type Geographic Number 2013-01 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-06-06
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-12-31 Location Netherlands Type Geographic Number 2014-15 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-11-03 Location Netherlands Type Geographic Number 2015-07 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-11-03
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2019-04-22 Location New Zealand and Antarctica Type Geographic Number 2016-1 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2016-04-22
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-11-29 Location Norway Type Geographic Number 2017-03 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2016-11-30
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-12-28 Location Norway Type Geographic Number 2017-03-A Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-11-29
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-12-31 Location Russia Type Geographic Number 2013-09 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-12-31 Location Russia Type Geographic Number 2014-09 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-07-01 Location South Korea Type Geographic Number 2009-0903 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2009-07-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-12-31 Location South Korea Type Geographic Number 2013-02 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-12-31 Location South Korea Type Geographic Number 2014-02 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-03-31 Location SouthKorea Type Geographic Number 2016-3 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2016-04-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2012-10-01 Location Spain Type Geographic Number 2009-0502 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2007-10-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-12-31 Location Spain Type Geographic Number 2013-08 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-12-31 Location Spain Type Geographic Number 2014-08 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-11-03 Location Spain Type Geographic Number 2015-08 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-11-03
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-06-17 Location Switzerland Type Geographic Number 2013-02 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-06-17
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-12-31 Location Switzerland Type Geographic Number 2014-16 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-11-03 Location Switzerland Type Geographic Number 2015-09 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-11-03
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2012-10-01 Location Turkey Type Geographic Number 2009-0901 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2007-10-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-12-31 Location Turkey Type Geographic Number 2012-12 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2012-11-09
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-12-31 Location Turkey Type Geographic Number 2014-12 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-04-22 Location Turkey Type Geographic Number 2016-5 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2016-04-22
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2019-09-17 Location Ukraine Type Geographic Number 2015-01 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-09-17
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-12-31 Location Uzbekistan Type Geographic Number 2013-10 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2013-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2015-12-31 Location Uzbekistan Type Geographic Number 2014-10 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2014-01-01
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-08-08 Location Vietnam Type Geographic Number 2016-7 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2016-08-09
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-10-04 Location Vietnam Type Geographic Number 2016-7-A Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-08-05
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-04-02 Location Vietnam Type Geographic Number 2016-7-B Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-10-04
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-03-30 Location Latvia Type Geographic Number 2017-06 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-03-31
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-03-27 Location Lithuania Type Geographic Number 2017-05 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-03-28
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-02-27 Location Mexico Type Geographic Number 2017-04 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-02-28
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-04-16 Location India Type Geographic Number 2016-6-C Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2021-10-18
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-04-16 Location United Kingdom Type Geographic Number 2017-07 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-04-17
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-05-09 Location CzechRepublic Type Geographic Number 2017-08 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-05-10
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-05-29 Location Bosnia-Herzegovina Type Geographic Number 2017-09 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-05-30
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-05-29 Location Romania Type Geographic Number 2017-10 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-05-30
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-06-28 Location CzechRepublic Type Geographic Number 2017-05-A Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-04-29
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-07-05 Location American Samoa Type Geographic Number 2017-11 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-07-06
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-07-06 Location Finland Type Geographic Number 2017-12 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-07-07
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-07-25 Location Sweden Type Geographic Number 2017-13 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-07-26
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-07-25 Location Slovakia Type Geographic Number 2017-14 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-07-26
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-08-10 Location Belarus Type Geographic Number 2017-16 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-08-11
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-08-10 Location Hungary Type Geographic Number 2017-15 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-08-11
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-08-13 Location Portugal Type Geographic Number 2017-17 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-08-14
Expiration Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2022-09-20 Location Canada Type Geographic Number 2017-18 Issued Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 2017-09-21