Benefits generally may not be paid to aliens outside the U.S. who first became eligible
for dependent or survivors benefits after 1984, unless they satisfy certain U.S. residency
As explained in GN 01701.150A.2., citizens or residents of a country with which the U.S. has a Totalization agreement
are exempt from these requirements. Therefore, Swiss citizens, regardless of where
they reside, and residents of Switzerland are exempt from these requirements.