TN 31 (08-05)
Custodians of birth/baptismal records issue false or misleading certifications for
a variety of reasons. Thus, special rules apply to certifications from these records.
SSA does not use a baptismal certificate as evidence of age unless it has been verified
EXCEPTION: Baptismal records issued by the custodian of lixiarchika vivlia records are evaluated under the criteria in GN 00307.520B.
SSA evaluates RCC baptismal certificates under GN 00307.105A.2.d. only
if the certificate actually shows that it is an RCC record or that the baptism was according
to the Roman or Latin rites. Otherwise, SSA handles it under GN 00307.522B.1.
GN 00307.898, Certificates issued by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul.