Vital statistics records from certain countries are not reliable. We do not accept
evidence from certain countries without additional verification. Field Offices (FO)
and Program Service Centers (PSCs) send an Electronic
562 to the Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) to verify evidence for certain countries. For
more information on verifying evidence from foreign countries, and specific country
instructions, see GN 00307.000.
Contacts with individuals living outside the U.S. (other than in the British Virgin
Islands, Canada, and Samoa) are within the jurisdiction of the Division of International
Operations (DIO) in the Office of Earning and International Operations (OEIO).