When the refugee has evidence of age which was established prior to entry into the
U.S., follow the regular proof-of-age procedures. (See GN 00307.303 through GN 00307.967
and GN 00312.000 for guidelines to evaluate evidence of age from specific foreign countries.)
Keep in mind that when documents are established within a few years of each other,
the relative age of the documents is not a factor in the evaluation of the evidence.
EXAMPLE: A record established in Europe a few years earlier than the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) record is not necessarily of higher probative value than the DHS document solely because it is
older. However, other factors may result in an assignment of higher probative value.