Consular Report of Birth Abroad

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The Embassy in Tokyo does NOT store laptops or large luggage. Please see the full list of Prohibited Items.

To apply for a social security card, please DO NOT make an appointment here. Please contact the Federal Benefits Unit at FBU.Tokyo@ssa.gov


• Tokyo  • Sapporo  • Osaka/Kobe  • Fukuoka  • Naha

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 complete the checklist and 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.

Do not forget to bring your child!

  • Please note, by law, U.S. citizens, including dual nationals, must use a U.S. passport to enter and leave the United States.
  • Parents who were not married at the time of the child’s birth also need to bring evidence of parents’ physical presence together at the time of the child’s conception (i.e. passport stamps, military travel orders) as well as proof of their relationship prior to the child’s birth (i.e. letters, cards, photos)
  • Click here for frequently asked questions.
  • To request a duplicate copy of the Consular Report of Birth Abroad, please click here.