Request claimants to secure birth records from countries in which:
Records of birth or baptism recorded at or near birth are available (see GN 00307.190); and
There is no reason to question the validity of such records.
If the claimant tried unsuccessfully to get a birth certificate in the past, document
the file (with an RC, SSA-795, etc.) to show this. Establish the claimant's DB based
on other evidence.
Request any needed FSP assistance in accordance with GN 00904.220. Include as much of the information required in GN 00312.001 through GN 00312.450 as possible. If it is necessary to send the document, send only a photocopy (not
the original) or a complete translation if a photocopy cannot be made.