TN 31 (08-05)

GN 00307.721 Nicaraguan Birth Records

A. Introduction

Although there is confusion about the possible destruction of civil birth records in Nicaragua, a civil or religious record exists for most persons born in that country.

B. Procedure

Develop evidence of age for a person born in Nicaragua as follows:

If the claimant states...

Then...

a civil or religious birth record was made before age 5,

ask him/her to get a birth/baptismal record from the appropriate office and to ask specifically that the recordation date be shown on the birth certificate.

no civil or religious record was made before age 5 or that the records have been destroyed,

develop for other evidence of age.


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http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0200307721
GN 00307.721 - Nicaraguan Birth Records - 08/29/2005
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:08/29/2005