Can FO obtain a free copy of birth/death record? Yes, but only if the conditions in
GN 00301.210 are met for SSA purchase of evidence. The request must be on SSA letterhead. The
document from the Department of State (DOS) will be marked as “Government Use Only”
or “For SSA Use Only.” The public must write directly to the address in GN 00308.235(1) and pay the required fee. The public may call DOS at (877) 487-2778.
The State Department requires a copy of a valid photo identification and a signed,