New Online CRBA Application Feature!

NOTICE: The U.S. Embassy and Consulates strongly encourage our customers to make appointments at the location nearest them. Applicants should avoid traveling throughout Japan solely for the purpose of obtaining a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, passport, or notarial service appointment. If the Consulate nearest you does not have appointments available online and you have an urgent need for service, please contact us at the email addresses listed below.

Appointments at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo:

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo has resumed some routine services.  To schedule an appointment, please click here. If the appointments are fully booked, please check our website at the beginning of each month for the following month’s appointments. Please note that mail-in renewal is available for most adult passports (see more information).

To apply for a social security card, please DO NOT make an appointment here. Please make an appointment from this link. It is no longer possible to apply for a social security card at the same time as a Consular Report of Birth Abroad.

Appointments in Tokyo, Sapporo, Osaka/Kobe, Fukuoka, and Naha:

Online appointments are now available for Tokyo, SapporoOsaka/KobeFukuoka, and Naha. In order to avoid unnecessary travel, please make an appointment at the nearest location.

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.
  1. Was the child born in JAPAN?
  2. Is the child under the age of 18?
  3. Was at least one parent a U.S. citizen or U.S. non-citizen national when the child was born?
  4. Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) was not used in having your child for whom you are seeking a Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
  5. Can you use a credit/debit card or a direct payment method from a U.S. dollar denominated bank account (also known as “ACH”) to pay online for your Consular Report of Birth Abroad application?
  6. Are you a biological parent of a child born abroad who is applying for that child?

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?