Ask the claimant to submit a civil birth record. Evaluate the document as explained
in GN 00307.950B.
Develop for other evidence of age if there is a question about the recordation date
or other material information on the birth record.
If the claimant lives in the U.S., develop for convincing evidence as explained in
GN 00302.115, GN 00302.118 and GN 00302.125. If the claimant lives outside the U.S., develop as explained in GN
Generally, do not ask a claimant living outside Bosnia-Herzegovina to obtain a religious
record since religious authorities do not respond promptly to requests from abroad.
If no reply has been received within 120 days to the claimant's request for a birth
record from Bosnia-Herzegovina, assume none will be received. Do not follow up on
the claimant's request as required in GN 00302.350C.2. and GN 00307.150D.