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As a U.S. citizen, you can request copies of birth, death, and marriage records issued by the U.S. Department of State. These records include:
Use this form to request a status check only if you have already submitted your Form DS-5542. Provide as much detail as possible. We will only respond to you within the next two weeks (14 days) if you have a question that is not answered on our website. Do not submit another request while waiting for a response.
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