Develop for a deemed, putative or common-law marriage if a claimant submits an English-language
(or English and Spanish) marriage certificate or a proxy marriage record which cannot
be accepted as explained in GN 00307.679B.3.
If a deemed marriage is not possible because living-in-the-same-household is not met,
develop for a:
common-law relationship if the applicable law recognizes such marriages; or
putative marriage if neither a deemed nor common-law marriage can be established and
the applicable law recognizes such marriages (GN 00305.085).
If, after full development, it cannot be established that the claimant is the NH's
Forward the documentary evidence (with any needed supplemental information) to the
appropriate FSP in Mexico for verification if there is sufficient information to locate
the civil record (see GN 00307.679D.): or
Deny the claim if the evidence does not show, and the claimant cannot furnish, sufficient
information to contact the appropriate registrar.