The current issue of Form SSA-562-U3 contains on the reverse side of the first page
a certification block for Age, Relationship or Citizenship; and a block for Certification
of Proof of Marriage, adapted from Form SSA-704.
Since these blocks should cover the major areas of documentation for which DO's certify
evidence, the availability of the SSA-562-U3 should expedite certifications by the
Do not use the certification items on the SSA-562-U3 for these situations. Use the
appropriate Form SSA-704, SSA-553, or SSA-4385 in the following situations:
For foreign language documents (use only for English language documents).
If more than one proof of age, relationship or citizenship or marriage is to be certified.
If certification of proof of death or service in the Armed Forces is required.
To abstract from any court order (e.g., divorce, annulment and adoption decrees).
To record detailed comments in Remarks Section.
If entries on documents or records to be certified are not free from erasure, interlineations,
or other alterations, the general appearance of the document on record is not satisfactory
to establish authenticity.