TN 39 (05-12)

GN 00301.190 Helping Claimants Obtain Foreign Evidence

A. Obtaining foreign evidence through Office of International Operations (OIO)

If a claimant needs help in obtaining evidence from a foreign country, route the request through OIO. OIO will make the necessary contact with the Foreign Service Post (FSP). For more information on FSP, see GN 00307.005 Roles of FSPs—Process and GN 00307.010 Retention of Documents Issued Outside the U.S.

B. Obtaining foreign evidence without OIO assistance

There are countries that you must contact directly. Contact the following servicing offices directly.

Country

Service Office

Reference

British Virgin Islands

See POMS reference

GN 00312.062

Canada

See POMS references

GN 00312.078 and GN 01715.320

Greece

American Embassy, Athens

GN 00905.174

Mexico

See POMS reference

GN 00307.670D

Philippines

Foreign Service Post in Manila, Philippines

GN 00312.318

Western Samoa

See POMS references

GN 00312.432 and GN 00312.342


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GN 00301.190 - Helping Claimants Obtain Foreign Evidence - 06/05/2014
Batch run: 06/05/2014
Rev:06/05/2014