Birth – Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)

  1. Birth – Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)
  2. Replace or Amend a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)

A child born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents may acquire U.S. citizenship at birth if certain statutory requirements are met. The child’s parents may apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) to document that the child is a U.S. citizen.  A CRBA is proof of U.S. citizenship and may be used to obtain a U.S. passport and register for school in the United States, among other purposes.  A CRBA is not a travel document.

To see Frequently Asked Questions about CRBAs and schedule an appointment to apply for a CRBA, please use our CRBA Navigator

Before you start:  Watch our Cápsula Consular video about applying for a CRBA

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