TN 16 (01-18)

RS 02610.015 Status of Countries for Alien Nonpayment Provision (ANP) Exceptions Based on Citizenship

A. ANP exceptions and alien exception codes (AEC) based on citizenship

When an alien beneficiary cannot meet one of the higher priority exceptions to the ANP (AEC’s 2, 7, 8 or 9) shown in RS 02610.013B, consider whether he or she can meet a citizenship exception. There are four exceptions to the ANP based on the beneficiary’s country of citizenship. The four citizenship exceptions and AEC’s are:

  • AEC 3 – 10 years residence exception

  • AEC 4 – 40 Quarters of Coverage (QC) exception

  • AEC 5 – Meets Treaty exception

  • AEC 6 – Meets Social Insurance exception

For a complete explanation of all exceptions to the ANP, see RS 02610.010.

For the additional requirements certain dependents and survivors must meet, see RS 02610.025.

NOTE: An alien residing in the U.S. Treasury restricted countries, currently Cuba and North Korea, cannot meet any exception to the ANP for any month of such residence.

An alien is a resident if he or she is present in the restricted country for a significant period of time and makes, or intends to make, his or her home there.

For information about Treasury restricted countries, see RS 02650.001.

B. Explanation for the list of countries chart showing status of ANP exceptions based on citizenship

The chart in this section contains a list of countries and shows what citizenship exception, if any, applies. Only citizenship of a country (a sovereign nation) that meets the ANP’s specified conditions can provide a citizenship exception. Only the foreign country can determine who its citizens are.

For more information about foreign citizenship and special considerations, see RS 02640.020.

1. When to use the list of countries status chart

Check the list of countries when an alien beneficiary cannot meet one of the higher priority exceptions (AEC’s 2, 7, 8 or 9) in RS 02610.013B.

2. How to use the list of countries status chart

The chart contains a listing of countries of citizenship. Following each country’s name is its status for the citizenship exceptions under the ANP.

The list of countries and their statuses are subject to change.

The following indicators are included in the chart.

  • An asterisk (*) indicates that the basis for the information is a preliminary decision pending a formal determination.

  • “Not Eval.” and “Not Det.” entries have the same effect as a “No” entry.

  • A dash (-) indicates that particular exception does not apply to citizens of the country.

C. Chart: List of countries with status of ANP exceptions based on citizenship

Country of Citizenship

Meets Social Insurance Exception

(AEC 6)

Meets Treaty Exception

(AEC 5)

May Meet 10 Years or 40 QC Exceptions

(AEC 3 and 4)

Afghanistan

No

No

Yes

Albania

Yes (eff. 10/93)

No

— (No, prior to 10/93)

Algeria

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Andorra

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Angola

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Antigua and Barbuda

Yes (eff. 11/81)

No

Argentina

Yes (eff. 7/68)

No

Armenia

Not. Eval.

No

Not Det.

Australia

Yes (eff. 09/01)

No

Austria

Yes

No

Azerbaijan

Not. Eval.

No

Not Det.

Bahamas

Yes (eff. 10/74)

No

Bahrain

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Bangladesh

No

No

Yes

Barbados

Yes (eff. 7/68)

No

Belarus

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Belgium

Yes (eff. 7/68)

No

Belize

Yes (eff. 9/81)

No

Benin

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Bhutan

No

No

Yes

Bolivia

Yes

No

Bosnia-Herzegovina (see Yugoslavia for months prior to 02/95)

Yes (eff. 2/95)

No

 

Botswana

No

No

Yes

Brazil

Yes

No

Brunei

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Bulgaria

Yes (eff. 01/00)

No

— (No, prior to 01/00)

Burkina Faso

Yes

No

Burma (formerly Myanmar)

No

No

Yes 

Burundi

No

No

Yes

Cambodia

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Cameroon

No

No

Yes

Canada

Yes (eff. 1/66)

No

Cabo Verde (formerly Cape Verde)

No

No

Yes

Central African Rep.

No

No

Yes

Chad

No

No

Yes

Chile

Yes

No

China, People's Republic of

No

No

Yes (eff. 4/89)

Colombia

Yes (eff. 1/67)

No

Comoros

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Congo, Democratic Republic of the (formerly Zaire)

No (eff. 4/88)

No

No

Congo, Republic of the

No

No

Yes

Costa Rica

Yes (eff. 5/62)

No

Cote d’Ivoire

Yes

No

Croatia

Yes (eff. 04/92)

No

Cuba

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Cyprus

Yes (eff. 10/64)

No

Czech Republic

Yes (eff. 1/93)

No

Czechoslovakia (See Czech Republic or
Slovak Republic for months after 12 /92)

Yes (eff. 7/68)

No

Denmark

Yes (eff. 4/64)

No

Djibouti

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Dominica

Yes (eff. 11/78)

No

Dominican Republic

Yes (eff. 11/84)

No

Ecuador

Yes

No

Egypt

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

El Salvador

Yes (eff. 1/69)

No

Equatorial Guinea

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Eritrea *

No

No

Yes

Estonia

No

No

No

Ethiopia

No

No

Yes

Fiji

No

No

Yes

Finland

Yes (eff. 5/68)

No

France

Yes (eff. 6/68)

No

Gabon

Yes (eff. 6/64)

No

The Gambia

No

No

Yes

Georgia

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Germany

Yes

Germany, East
  (before 10/3/90)

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Ghana

No

No

Yes

Greece

Yes

Grenada

Yes (eff. 4/83)

No

Guatemala

Yes (eff. 10/78)

No

Guinea

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Guinea-Bissau

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Guyana

Yes (eff. 9/69)

No

Haiti

No

No

Yes

Honduras

No

No

Yes

Hungary

Yes (eff. 01/96)

No

Iceland

Yes (eff. 12/80)

No

India

No

No

Yes

Indonesia

No

No

Yes

Iran

No

No

No

Iraq

No

No

No

Ireland

Yes

Israel

Yes

Italy

Yes

Jamaica

Yes (eff. 7/68)

No

Japan

Yes

Jordan

Yes (eff. 5/80)

No

Kazakhstan

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Kenya

No

No

Yes

Kiribati

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Korea, North

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Korea, South

Yes (eff. 1/88)

No

Kosovo

No (eff. 2/08)

No

No (eff. 2/08)

Kuwait

No

No

No

Kyrgyzstan

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Laos

No

No

Yes

Latvia (see RS 02650.100B.2. for months before 10/92)

Yes (eff. 10/92)

No

Lebanon

No

No

Yes

Lesotho

No

No

Yes

Liberia

No

No

Yes

Libya

No

No

No

Liechtenstein

Yes (eff. 7/68)

No

Lithuania

Yes (eff. 01/03)

No

No

Luxembourg

Yes

No

Macedonia

Yes (eff. 02/94)

No

Madagascar

No

No

Yes

Malawi

No

No

Yes

Malaysia

No

No

Yes

Maldive Islands

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Mali

No

No

Yes

Malta

Yes (eff. 9/64)

No

Marshall Islands

Yes

No

Mauritania

No

No

Yes

Mauritius

No

No

Yes

Mexico

Yes (eff. 3/68)

No

Micronesia, Federated States of

Yes

No

Moldova

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Monaco

Yes

No

Mongolia

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Morocco

No

No

Yes

Mozambique

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Namibia

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Nauru

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Nepal

No

No

Yes

The Netherlands

Yes (eff. 7/68)

See
RS 2610.010B.

New Zealand

No

No

No

Nicaragua

Yes (eff. 5/86)

No

Niger

No

No

No

Nigeria

No

No

Yes

Norway

Yes (eff. 6/68)

No

Oman

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Pakistan

No

No

Yes

Palau

Yes

No

Panama

Yes

No

Papua New Guinea

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Paraguay

No

No

No

Peru

Yes (eff. 2/69)

No

Philippines

Yes (eff. 6/60)

No

Poland

Yes (eff. 3/57)

No

Portugal

Yes (eff. 5/68)

No

Qatar

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Romania

Yes (eff. 01/11)

No

Russia

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Rwanda

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

St. Kitts and Nevis

Yes (eff. 9/83)

No

St. Lucia

Yes (eff. 8/84)

No

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Yes (eff. 12/09)

No

— (Yes, prior to 12/09)

Samoa

Yes

No

San Marino

Yes (eff. 1/65)

No

Sao Tome and Principe

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Saudi Arabia

No

No

No (eff. 3/87)

Serbia and Montenegro (See Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of, for months prior to 02/03)

Yes (eff. 02/03)

No

--

Senegal

No

No

Yes

Seychelles, Rep. of

No

No

No

Sierra Leone

No

No

Yes

Singapore

No

No

Yes

Slovak Republic

Yes (eff. 1/93)

No

Slovenia

Yes (eff. 4/92)

No

Solomon Islands

No

No

Yes

Somalia

No

No

Yes

South Africa, Republic of

No

No

Yes

Spain

Yes (eff. 5/66)

No

Sri Lanka

No

No

Yes

Sudan

No

No

Yes

Sudan, South*

No

No

Yes

Suriname

No

No

No

Swaziland

No

No

Yes

Sweden

Yes (eff. 7/66)

No

Switzerland

Yes (eff. 7/68)

No

Syria

No

No

No

Tajikistan

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Tanzania

No

No

Yes

Thailand

No

No

Yes

Timor-Leste*

No

No

Yes

Togo

No

No

Yes

Tonga

No

No

Yes

Trinidad-Tobago

Yes (eff. 7/75)

No

Tunisia

No

No

Yes

Turkey

Yes

No

Turkmenistan

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Tuvalu

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Uganda

No

No

Yes

Ukraine

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

United Arab Emirates

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

United Kingdom

Yes

No

USSR (See Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania for months after 08/91, and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan for months after 12/91)

No

No

No

Uruguay

Yes (eff. 07/93)

No

— (No, prior to 07/93)

Uzbekistan

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Vanuatu

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Venezuela

Yes (eff. 1/78)

No

Vietnam

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Yemen Arab Republic (See Republic of Yemen for months after 5/92)

No

No

Yes

Yemen, People's Democratic Republic of (See Republic of Yemen for months after 5/92)

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Yemen, Republic of

No

No

Yes (eff 6/92)

Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of
  (formerly Serbia-Montenegro)

Yes (eff. 4/17/92 - 01/03)

No

Yugoslavia

Yes (ended 1991)

No

Zambia

No

No

No

Zimbabwe

Not Eval.

No

Not Det.

Stateless Persons (see RS 02640.040)

No

No

Yes


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RS 02610.015 - Status of Countries for Alien Nonpayment Provision (ANP) Exceptions Based on Citizenship - 01/11/2018
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