Authorize autopsies to establish a victim’s identity and cause of death.
Approves applications for United States passports and related privileges and services: Reviews information on applications, such as applicant’s birthplace and birthplaces of applicant’s parents, to determine eligibility according to nationality laws and governmental policies. Examines supporting documents, such as affidavits, records, newspaper files, and Bibles, to evaluate relevance and authenticity of documents. Queries applicants to obtain additional or clarifying data. Forwards approved applications to designated official, and prepares summaries for cases not approved, indicating points of law. Answers questions of individuals concerning passport applications and related services.