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the status of forces agreement (SOFA)

An agreement determining the legal position of military forces stationed in the region visiting a friendly country. The agreement describes the status of visiting military forces may be bilateral or multilateral. Provisions on the status of the troops may be specified in a separate agreement to visit, or they can form part of a more comprehensive agreement. These terms explain how the authority of visiting forces Member can control it and dependent on style or its members to the local law or to the authority of local officials.

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