- Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)
- Replace or Amend a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)
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.
Before you start: Watch our Cápsula Consular video about CRBA eligibility
To apply, your child must have been born in the Dominican Republic and you must travel to Santo Domingo for the in-person interview.
To be eligible to apply for a CRBA online, you MUST answer all the following criteria with YES.
- Was the child born in Dominican Republic?
- Is the child under the age of 18?
- Was at least one parent a U.S. citizen or U.S. non-citizen national when the child was born?
- Can you use an internationally accepted 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?
- Are you a biological parent of a child born abroad who is applying for that child?
How to Apply
You can now apply for a CRBA electronically at Embassy Santo Domingo! This new online feature allows U.S. citizen parents to complete a CRBA application online, upload all required documents, and submit payment prior to the in-person interview.
- To apply for a CRBA online, you need to create a MyTravelGov MyTravelGov is a secured, encrypted portal. Watch this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVgRyLQd3jA&t=4s) to learn more about creating your account.
- Once you have created a MyTravelGov account you can access eCRBA and submit your application online. The easy-to-use online process provides applicants with step-by-step instructions on how to complete the application. You may review the necessary documents for the CRBA application in advance by reviewing this checklist.
- Once you complete the online application and submit payment, you will then be directed to request an appointment at Embassy Santo Domingo through our CRBA Portal. You will receive a response within five business days after payment submission. This provides time for your payment to be processed prior to your CRBA interview. Please Note: Do NOT make another (or duplicate) payment for a CRBA ($100) at the Embassy.
- Attend your scheduled in-person interview with your original documents which will be returned to you after reviewing your application. You must provide English translations for all foreign language documents if not in Spanish. The child must be present at the time of application. Generally, both parents also attend the interview.
We are here to help!
- For questions or concerns please contact SDOAmericans@state.gov
Learn more about applying for a CRBA in the Dominican Republic:
- Do you qualify to transmit citizenship?
- Required documents
- If only one parent can attend
- Processing times and return of documents
- Fees and Forms of Payment
Note: If you do not meet the above requirements for a eCRBA or prefer to submit a paper-based application, please email SDOAmericans@state.gov for specific instructions on how to apply.