TN 31 (08-05)
GN 00307.721 Nicaraguan Birth Records
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.
Develop evidence of age for a person born in Nicaragua as follows:
If the claimant states...
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.