TN 16 (09-93)
GN 00302.360 Requesting BCs from “No” Countries
A. POLICY — RECORD OF EVIDENCE
When a claimant who was born in a “No” country answers “yes” to the availability of evidence question on the application, the record must be sought.
EXCEPTION: Review entries for individual countries in GN 00307.140 and GN 00307.303 through GN 00307.967 to determine situations in which preferred evidence will not be required even if the claimant asserts it exists.
Follow the chart below in determining the adequacy of evidence.
Evidence in file meets the guidelines of
GN 00302.110 or
GN 00302.125, or
In material discrepancy situations, the evidence in file constitutes “best evidence” (excluding the preferred evidence that has been requested—see
Make an interim determination, and
Process the claim immediately with a diary follow-up like that in
GN 00302.350 C.
The available evidence is not adequate to support a DB determination.
Hold the claim until a response is received from the country of birth.