At the June 2020 meeting of FIDE Council, consideration was given to the PB decision of June 2013 relating to direct titles achieved before 1st July 2005 but not claimed.
It was decided that sufficient historical information is available for titles (FM/WFM/CM/WCM) achieved through a published rating or from an Olympiad result prior to 1st July 2005 to be considered.
If a player believes that he or she is entitled to a direct title based on the results of these competitions, he can submit an application to the Qualification Commission without attaching documents to confirm his application, limiting himself to a reference to the results of the relevant Olympiad.
This change does not affect unregistered title norms earned before 1st July 2005, which remain ineligible for title applications.
The decision was made on the advice of the Qualification Commission.