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Consular Report of Birth Abroad

Congratulations on the birth of your child!

A Consular Report of Birth Abroad is only issued to a child who acquired U.S. citizenship at birth and who is under the age of 18 at the time of application. We strongly encourage you to report your child’s birth as soon as possible and at least 3 months before any planned travel.

Please bring ALL necessary documents to your appointment. Failure to bring all the required documents will result in you having to reschedule another appointment at a later date. We cannot accept incomplete applications. The child must be present at the time of application. Generally, both parents also attend the interview. However, if the parents were married at the time of the child’s birth, and one parent is unable to appear in person, please click here. If the parents were not married at the time of the child’s birth, and the U.S. citizen parent is unable to appear in person, please click here.

Where do you plan to apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad?

Need a duplicate copy of CRBA?

If you would like a duplicate/additional copy of your Consular Report of Birth Abroad, please visit the Department of State website to find the information needed to submit your request. The U.S. Embassies/Consulates around the world do not keep records of your Consular Report of Birth Abroad and cannot issue duplicate/additional copies.