The chart below lists the documents in the second priority list of automatically convincing
evidence. It also outlines the procedures to use to establish the DB when such evidence
If records from the first priority list (see GN 00302.115) are not readily available (i.e., within 10 working days of the request), request
evidence from the second priority list. Note that all documents in GN 00302.118D. must be domestic records.
It is not necessary to document the file regarding the nonavailability of evidence
from the first priority list.
School records after age 20 and before age 55
Establish the DB as alleged.
Baptismal record made after age 17 and before age 55
Created only by spouse's allegation on prior application (see GN 00302.180)
State census record established in 1925 (e.g., New York State)
Follow GN 00302.165- GN 00302.170 to establish the DB.
Domestic or Canadian delayed birth record established after age 54 showing as a basis
a record listed here or in GN 00302.115 (unless it contains a DB discrepancy on its face)
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Follow GN 00302.240 to establish the DB.
Child's birth record established before the parent was age 31
NOTE: See GN 00302.180 if there is a discrepancy in child's birth record.
Marriage records recorded before age 36 whether or not the minimum legal age is shown.
NOTE: See GN 00302.180 if there is a discrepancy created by a marriage record.
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Citizenship data established before age 26
World War II draft and discharge records recorded before age 31
Employment records recorded before age 21
Voting records established before age 56
Other types of records recorded before age 21
IMPORTANT: If any DB reflected in file is materially discrepant from the allegation or any other
evidence in file, follow GN 00302.165-GN 00302.180 to establish the DB.