You can apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) electronically at the U.S. Embassy Tokyo. To apply, your child must have been born in JAPAN and you must travel to the U.S. Embassy Tokyo for the in-person interview. Please do NOT use the electronic application if you plan to interview at the U.S. consulates in Sapporo, Osaka, Fukuoka, or Naha.
A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) is a formal document certifying the acquisition of United States citizenship at birth for a person born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents who meet the requirements for transmitting citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). United States non-citizen nationals are also eligible for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, using the non-citizen option.
CRBA applications must be made before the child’s 18th birthday. We recommend that parents apply for the CRBA as soon as possible after the child’s birth.
To be eligible to apply for a CRBA online at the U.S. Embassy Tokyo, you MUST answer all the following criteria with YES.
If any of the above statements do not apply to you, you MUST apply by completing a paper application (DS-2029).
Do you wish to apply electronically for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad?