When citizenship is questionable, verify the citizenship of persons born outside the U.S. who claim to be U.S. citizens, using one of the following items:
If a person does not have one of the above items, and can provide an explanation of why, accept a signed statement that the person is a citizen. The signed statement must be from someone who is a citizen, and knows that the person is a citizen. The statement must contain a warning of the penalties for perjury, and for helping someone commit fraud.
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