PM 03-04-00

When needed, use the following sources to verify age:

Sources

Birth Certificate

Baptismal Certificate

Adoption Record

Voter Registration Card

Employer's Records

Certificate of Citizenship

Naturalization Certificate

Medical Records

Court Records

Social Security Records

Veteran's Administration Records

U.S. Military Discharge papers

Marriage License

Hospital Birth Record

Family Bible

Insurance Policies

School Records

Alien Registration Record

Passport

Census Records

Insurance Records or Policies

Interviews and Affidavits from Relatives, Ministers, Physicians, Attorneys, etc.

Forms

  • Life Insurance Review (Form 922)
  • Verification of Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death (Form 97)
  • Arrival-Departure Record (INS I-94)
  • Alien Registration Receipt Card (INS AR-3A, I-151, I-551)
  • U.S. Citizen Identity Card (INS I-179)
  • U.S. Citizen Resident's Card (INS I-197)
  • SSA 30
  • SSA 491TC TPQY Input

NOTE: Birth certificates issued in the City of Chicago for 1950 or later must have a file number starting with 6 or 7. Birth certificates issued in downstate counties or Cook County outside of Chicago for 1950 or later must have a file number starting with 0 or 1.