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CRBA
Consular Report of Birth Abroad

Overview

A child born outside the United States may be eligible for U.S. citizenship if at least one parent meets the transmission of the Immigration and Nationality Act. U.S. citizens eligible to transmit citizenship may apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), on behalf of their minor child, to document the child’s U.S. citizenship.

A CRBA application must be made before the child’s 18th birthday. Please note that the CRBA is not a travel document, therefore we recommend that you apply for your child’s CRBA and first U.S. passport at the same time. and well in advance of any prospective travel to the United States. Under U.S. law, any person who is a U.S. citizen must use a U.S. passport to enter and exit the United States, even if they hold another nationality and passport.

Applying for a CRBA is a simple process but does require you to collect and submit some documentation, and then appear with your child in person by appointment.

Be sure to view local information below to determine fees and payment process and additional requirements.

How to Apply

        • Complete Form DS-2029 (pdf), Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad
            • Print it single-sided.
            • Be sure to answer all questions accurately. Do not leave any of the items blank.  Enter N/A if not applicable.
            • Please do not sign the CRBA application until instructed to do so by the consular officer.
        • Gather the following documents and make photocopies:
            • The Child’s Birth Certificate – This document must show the name(s) of the parent or parents.  Other short-form birth certificates are not acceptable for documenting your child as a U.S. citizen.
              • Original and two photocopies
            • Evidence of U.S. Parents’ Citizenship and Identity – Your current passport is the preferred form of proof of U.S. citizenship. A U.S. birth certificate or naturalization certificate is also acceptable, but in this case, you must also present a government-issued photo ID.
                • Original and two photocopies of the bio page of the passport or Certificate of Naturalization/Citizenship and government-issued photo ID) 
        • Passport/Identification Document for Non-U.S. Citizen Parent – The non-U.S. citizen parent must bring his/her passport or other government-issued photo identification document.
            • Original and two photocopies of the bio page of the passport
        • Parents’ Marriage Certificate (If Applicable) – If your certificate is in a language other than English or the local language, a certified translation must be provided.
            • Original and one photocopy.
        • Marriage Dissolution Documentation (If Applicable) – For parents with prior marriages, we require divorce decrees, annulments, or death certificates showing that the marriages have ended, and when they ended.  If your document is in a language other than English or the local language, a certified translation must be provided.
            • Original and one photocopy
        • Proof of U.S. Citizen Parent’s Physical Presence in the United States Before the Child’s Birth
            • Examples of acceptable primary evidence of this physical presence include:  Original school transcripts, records of military service (DD-214) showing nature of discharge (if any), Social Security income statements, and employment records.
            • Secondary evidence might include:  income tax returns filed in the United States, utility bills, medical records, former/current passports with stamps, airline ticket stubs, credit card bills, or notarized affidavits from former/current employers.
            • Original and one photocopy.

Note: If your child was conceived via assisted reproductive technology (ART)/surrogate please visit the U.S. Department of State website for more information on what is required.

Fees (Prices in U.S. Dollars)

The Consular Report of Birth Abroad fee is $100 USD.

Local Information

Select the Child’s Country of Birth:

     

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    Payment may be made by cash (U.S. Dollars or Bolivianos) or credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Diners Club, Discover, American Express) paid at the time of the appointment. Please be prepared to pay with cash in case the credit verification system is temporarily unavailable. Damaged bills are not accepted.

     

     

    Please note that per Embassy security regulation, all persons who wish to appear at the appointment must register their names in the appointment system to be admitted into the embassy/consular agency. If an application will be submitted on behalf of a minor child, both the child and the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) will all need to have appointments to enter the embassy/consular agency.

    U.S. Embassy La Paz
    Schedule an Appointment
    Avenida Arce #2780
    La Paz, Bolivia

    U.S Consular Agency Santa Cruz
    Schedule an Appointment
    Avenida San Martin
    Edificio Empresarial Equipetrol
    Calle G esquina Avenida Salvador (paralela a la Avenida San Martin), Piso 4
    Santa Cruz, Bolivia

    The Consular Section is closed on Bolivian and U.S. holidays.

     

    WHAT TO BRING
     
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

    You must submit ORIGINAL documents or copies certified by the custodian of the record. Generally, we will return your documents after we have seen them. We cannot accept photocopies or notarized copies of documents.

    • Child’s Bolivian Birth Certificate: This document is issued by the Corte Electoral and shows the parents’ names.
    • Evidence of Parent(s)’ U.S. Citizenship and Identity: This may consist of a U.S. passport, U.S. passport card, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, Naturalization Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship or timely filed U.S. birth certificate. A passport or government issued Photo ID must be presented as proof of identity.
    • Evidence of the U.S. citizen parent(s)’ physical presence or residence in the United States prior to the birth of the child: Such evidence may include, but is not limited to affidavits, school, employment, tax and medical records, utility bills, rent receipts, or other official public documents. Evidence of time spent abroad working for the U.S. government, U.S. Armed Forces or qualifying international organization, or as s dependent child of a person working abroad for such entities prior to the birth of the child is also acceptable in some cases.
    • Evidence of a biological relationship between the parent(s) and child: Such evidence may include pre-natal and post-natal medical such as the mother’s pregnancy book/records issued by a doctor, clinic, or hospital; and/or photos of the parents before, during and after the pregnancy.
    • Parents’ marriage certificate, if applicable.
    • Evidence of the termination of any previous marriages of the parents: divorce decree, annulment decree, or death certificate.
    • If a person other than a parent or the child is applying for the Consular Report of Birth Abroad, the person must present a certified copy of legal guardianship or notarized affidavit from the parent(s) authorizing the person to make the application.
    • Please remember to bring all required application forms and documentation with you to the appointment. If you fail to do so, you may be required to schedule a new interview. Please bring ORIGINALS of each document.

     

     

    Passport Book/Card Pick Up

    CRBAs and passport books/cards are sent through FedEx. If you applied for a CRBA and/or passport book/card at the U.S. Embassy in La Paz or at the Consular Agency in Santa Cruz and requested that your CRBA and/or passport book/card be delivered at a specific address, you can expect FedEx to deliver it within three working days after receiving a confirmation email stating that your passport has been received. If you stated you wanted to pick up your document from a FedEx office, you can pick it up from FedEx three days after receiving the confirmation email. Please note that FedEx will charge you Seventy Bolivianos (Bs.70) upon delivery of the document.

    THIRD PARTY ATTENDANCE AT CONSULAR APPOINTMENTS

     

    Third Party Attendance at Consular Appointments

    Generally, immediate family members may accompany passport and CRBA applicants to their appointment interviews at a U.S. embassy or consulate, and all minor children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Passport and CRBA applicants also have the option of being accompanied by an attorney at their appointment interview. Attendance by any third party, including an attorney, accompanying an applicant is subject to the following parameters designed to ensure an orderly appointment interview process and to maintain the integrity of the adjudication of the application(s):

    • Given space limitations in the consular section, not more than one attendee at a time will be allowed to accompany an applicant (or the applicant’s parent or guardian if the applicant is a minor).
    • Attendance by an attorney does not excuse the applicant and/or the minor applicant’s parent or guardian from attending the appointment interview in person.
    • The manner in which a passport or CRBA appointment interview is conducted, and the scope and nature of the inquiry, shall at all times be at the discretion of the consular officer, following applicable Departmental guidance.
    • It is expected that attorneys will provide their clients with relevant legal advice prior to, rather than at, the appointment interview, and will advise their clients prior to the appointment interview that the client will participate in the appointment interview with minimal assistance.
    • Attorneys may not engage in any form of legal argumentation during the appointment interview and before the consular officer.
    • Attendees other than a parent or guardian accompanying a minor child may not answer a consular officer’s question on behalf or in lieu of an applicant, nor may they summarize, correct, or attempt to clarify an applicant’s response, or interrupt or interfere with an applicant’s responses to a consular officer’s questions.
    • To the extent that an applicant does not understand a question, s/he should seek clarification from the consular officer directly.
    • The consular officer has sole discretion to determine the appropriate language(s) for communication with the applicant, based on the facility of both officer and applicant and the manner and form that best facilitate communication between the consular officer and the applicant. Attendees may not demand that communications take place in a particular language solely for the benefit of the attendee. Nor may attendees object to or insist on the participation of an interpreter in the appointment interview, to the qualifications of any interpreter, or to the manner or substance of any translation.
    • No attendee may coach or instruct applicants as to how to answer a consular officer’s question.
    • Attendees may not object to a consular officer’s question on any ground (including that the attendee regards the question to be inappropriate, irrelevant, or adversarial), or instruct the applicant not to answer a consular officer’s question.
    • Attendees may not interfere in any manner with the consular officer’s ability to conduct all inquiries and fact-finding necessary to exercise his or her responsibilities to adjudicate the application.
    • During a passport or a CRBA appointment interview, attendees may not discuss or inquire about other applications.
    • Attendees may take written notes but may not otherwise record the appointment interviews.
    • Attendees may not engage in any other conduct that materially disrupts the appointment interview. For example, they may not yell at or otherwise attempt to intimidate or abuse a consular officer or staff, and they may not engage in any conduct that threatens U.S. national security or the security of the embassy or its personnel. Attendees must follow all security policies of the Department of State and the U.S. embassy or consulate where the appointment interview takes place.

    Attendees may not engage in any conduct that violates this policy and/or otherwise materially disrupts the appointment interview. Failure to observe these parameters will result in a warning to the attendee and, if ignored, the attendee may be asked to leave the appointment interview and/or the premises, as appropriate. It would then be the applicant’s choice whether to continue the appointment interview without the attendee present, subject to the consular officer’s discretion to terminate the appointment interview. The safety and privacy of all applicants awaiting consular services, as well as of consular and embassy personnel, is of paramount consideration.

     

     

    Schedule an Appointment in Burma: https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/default.asp?postcode=RNG&appcode=1

    Please note: The Consular Office accepts U.S. dollars cash only. Credit cards, personal checks and other currencies are not accepted.

     

    U.S. Embassy Burma
    110 University Ave,
    Kamayut Township, Rangoon, Burma

     

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    N’Djamena only accepts cash, and it can be in CFA or dollars. Payment is made on the day of the appointment.

     

     

     

    U.S Embassy N’Djamena
    Rond-Point Chagoua
    B.P. 413
    N’Djamena, Chad

    Schedule an appointment here

     

    WHAT TO BRING
     
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

    1. Complete the Consular Report of Birth Abroad application (Form DS 2029) (PDF 64 KB).
    2. The child’s official birth certificate (acte de naissance) issued by the Chadian authorities.
    3. Parents’ official marriage certificate (certificate de mariage) if applicable.
    4. Official divorce decree if either parent was previously married. If one parent is deceased, please provide an official death certificate.
    5. Naturalization certificate for a naturalized parent(s) and the parents’ U.S. passport(s).
    6. Parents who have previously documented children born abroad should bring the other Consular Reports of Birth Abroad.
    7. For Passport information for a U.S. citizen minor, under the age of 16, first time applicant; please see the Passport Services page.
    8. The total fee of USD 100.00 is required at the time of application. The fee can be paid in equivalent CFA, based on the current exchange rate.

     

     

     

    In all cases, both parents must appear in person with the child when applying. If one parent is outside of Chad or unable to appear, a signed written consent (DS-3053) (PDF 421 KB) notarized by a U.S. Notary Public or U.S. Consular officer must be provided by that parent in addition to a copy of his/her passport.

    Due to COVID19, we inform visa applicants that wearing a mask is mandatory and they will be asked to wash their hands before entering the U.S. Embassy.

     

     

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    CRBA Fees

    We accept U.S. cash, equivalent RMB cash, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diners Club and American Express).  Please note that all banknotes must be crisp, usable, and clean.  We cannot accept ripped, worn, or damaged currency.

    We do not accept WeChat, Alipay, or Unionpay.

    All credit card transactions are in U.S. Dollars.

     

     

    U.S. Embassy Beijing
    No. 55 An Jia Lou Road
    Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600
    Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
    Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
    Fax: +(86)(10) 8531-3300

    To schedule a CRBA appointment in Beijing, please send an email to BeijingACS@state.gov, attaching the completed DS-2029 and copy of the birth certificate.  CRBA appointments in Beijing cannot be reserved using the online appointment system.

    U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou
    No. 43 Huajiu Road
    Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District
    Guangzhou, Guangdong
    Telephone: 020-3814 5775
    Fax: 020-3814 5572

    To schedule a CRBA appointment in Guangzhou, please send an email to GuangzhouCRBA@state.govCRBA appointments in Guangzhou cannot be reserved using the online appointment system.

    U.S. Consulate General Shanghai
    9/F, Westgate Mall
    No. 1038 West Nanjing Road
    Shanghai
    Telephone: 021-8011 2400
    Fax: 021- 6148 8266

    To schedule a CRBA appointment in Shanghai, you must first schedule an appointment using the ACS Appointment System and then wait for a confirmation email.  

    U.S. Consulate General Shenyang
    No. 52, Shisi Wei Road
    Heping District
    Shenyang, Liaoning
    Telephone: 024 – 2335 5188, 024 – 2322 1198 ext. 5188
    Fax: 024 – 2323 1465

    To schedule a CRBA appointment in Shenyang, please use the ACS Appointment System.

    U.S. Consulate General Wuhan
    Please note that Wuhan does not provide regularly scheduled consular services.
    Contact the Embassy in Beijing for consular assistance.
    New World International Trade Tower I,
    No. 568, Jianshe Avenue
    Hankou, Wuhan 430022
    China
    Telephone: +(86)(027) 8555-7791
    Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(86)(10) 8531-4000
    Fax: +(86)(027) 8555-7761

     

    WHAT TO BRING
     
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

    1. The child’s original Chinese birth certificate and a clear, high-resolution photocopy of it;
    2. Passports or other proof of their citizenship and identity (required for both parents) of the child’s parents and clear, high-resolution photocopies of the documents;
    3. Original or certified copy of parents’ marriage certificate and a clear, high-resolution photocopy of it;
    4. Evidence of the U.S. citizen parent’s physical presence in the U.S. This applies if only one parent is U.S. citizen, see details below;
    5. One recent 2 inches by 2 inches (5×5 cm) photo (see photo requirements);
    6. The following unsigned application forms: After you fill out the application forms online, print them, and bring them with you the day of your appointment.
    7. If only one parent can attend:
      • If the parents were not married at the time of the child’s birth and the U.S. citizen father is not able to attend the appointment, an original Affidavit of Parentage, Physical Presence and Support is required.  The form must be completed, signed and notarized, and should be presented along with a copy of the same identity document used to notarize the form.
      • If also applying for a passport and one custodial parent is not able to attend, s/he must submit an original, notarized Statement of Consent DS-3053.  A copy of the same identity document used to notarize the form must be attached to the form.
      • Alternatively, the applying parent may submit one of the following documents:
        • Child’s birth certificate listing only applying parent; or
        • Court order granting sole custody to the applying parent. Child’s travel must not be restricted by that order; or
        • Death certificate of non-applying parent, or judicial declaration of incompetence of non-applying parent.
    8. Prenatal and hospital birth records, pictures of the child’s growth and mother’s pregnancy;
    9. Both parents’ proof of termination of all previous marriage(s), if applicable; and
    10. Fees.
     

     

    • U.S. Citizen Services FAQs
    • The child must appear in person with the parents when reporting the birth. Information on third party attendance during the passport and CRBA application process is available here.
    • In cases where the American citizenship of a child hasn’t been established, consular officers may require other documentation before a CRBA or passport can be issued. The consular officer will inform you of what documents may still be required. These documents should not be mailed but must be presented in person at the Embassy/Consulate which has jurisdiction over the applicant’s place of birth or current place of residence.
    • Please note, once a U.S. passport is issued, the child’s parents must apply for a Chinese visa to ensure that they don’t have problems leaving the country. Please contact the local Chinese Exit and Entry Bureau (EEB) for information on how to apply for a Chinese visa.

     

     

    PAYMENT METHODS & DETAILS
     
    APPOINTMENTS & LOCATIONS

     

    Please note:  All payments must be made in U.S. dollars or the equivalent in West African CFA francs.  We do not accept credit cards or checks.

     

     

    The U.S. Embassy in Abidjan is currently open for routine and emergency American Citizens Services.

    Services for American citizens (including passport renewals) are by appointment only.  Please schedule an appointment with the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan.

    U.S. Embassy Côte d’Ivoire
    Cocody Riviera Golf
    01 BP 1712 Abidjan 01
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

     

    WHAT TO BRING
     
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

    On the day of your appointment, please bring the following documents.  Failure to provide the documents requested may delay the processing of your CRBA applications.

    • DS-2029 Application for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad
    • The child’s original birth certificate + 1 photocopy
    • Parents’ original marriage certificate (if they are married) + 1 photocopy
    • Proof of the parent’s U.S. citizenship (e.g., original or certified copies of the parent’s U.S. passport or Naturalization Certificate) + 1 photocopy
    • Proof of parents’ identity (originals of non-U.S. citizen parent’s passport or national identification card) + 1 photocopy
    • Child’s passport photo 5×5 cm (taken within the last 3 months)
    • Evidence of termination of prior marriage(s) if either or both parents were previously married (divorce decree(s) or death certificate(s) of former spouse(s)) + 1 photocopy

    We highly recommend that the U.S. citizen parent transmitting U.S. citizenship attend the CRBA interview.  If the U.S. citizen parent is unable to attend he or she must also submit:

    • DS-2029 Application for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad – notarized in front of a U.S. commissioned notary or a U.S. Consular Officer
    • Complete Form DS–5507 Affidavit of Physical Presence or Residence, Parentage and Support – notarized in front of a U.S. commissioned notary or a U.S. Consular Officer.

    On the day of your appointment, you must present sufficient evidence to demonstrate that at least one U.S. citizen parent was physically present in the United States for a sufficient amount of time to transmit citizenship.  In most cases where only one parent is a U.S. citizen, the U.S. citizen parent must show that he or she was physically present in the United States for at least five (5) years before the child’s birth.  Find more information on other types of acquisition of U.S. citizenship at birth by a child born abroad here.

    Evidence of physical presence may include, but is not limited to:

    • Expired and current U.S. and foreign passports of a U.S. citizen parent,
    • School transcripts,
    • Elementary and middle school report cards,
    • W-2s from employment held while in the United States,
    • Social Security statements,
    • Pay stubs,
    • Employment records,
    • Military discharge papers,
    • Rental or lease agreements

    You must also present sufficient evidence to demonstrate that the CRBA applicant is the biological child of the U.S. citizen parent(s).  Examples of the types of evidence that you can bring to your appointment to demonstrate the blood relationship between the child and the U.S. citizen parent(s) include, but are not limited to:

    • Maternity book (Carnet de Maternité)
    • Proof of the relationship between the parents, such as time-stamped photographs of the couple together before, during and after the pregnancy; photographs of the U.S. citizen parent with the newborn baby; money transfer receipts or other remittance records demonstrating the U.S. citizen parent’s financial support for the child; lease agreements; bank statements; IRS tax declaration documents showing a shared address for the parents.
    • Proof the parents were together at the time of conception, such as original or copies of passport pages showing entry and exit stamps.

     

     

     

    All entrants to the U.S. Embassy in Abidjan must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth, and must continue to wear the mask while in the Consular Section unless instructed to remove it by a consular officer.  Individuals who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 may not enter U.S. Embassy grounds.

    Mobile phones and other electronic devices are not permitted on U.S. Embassy grounds, including the Consular Section.

    Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing, from receipt of all required documents.

     

     

    GERMANY SPECIFIC APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
     
    DoD AND USEUCOM PERSONNEL 

     

    Consular Report of Birth Abroad (under age 18)

    If you are over the age of 18, please click here.

    BERLIN APPLICANTS: If you would like to schedule your CRBA interview appointment in Berlin DO NOT complete the eCRBA online application. Please utilize our CRBA Navigator to read some of our FAQs and request the CRBA Instructions for the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.

    MUNICH APPLICANTS: For families who would like to have their required interview in Munich, please send an email to ConsMunich@state.gov. In the email subject line, please write “ACS CRBA Info Request – CHILD’S LAST NAME, child’s first name”. We will send you the instructions by return email.

    FRANKFURT APPLICANTS ONLY: You can apply for your CRBA faster using the electronic CRBA (eCRBA) application at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt and then make your own online appointment in Frankfurt. To use the eCRBA process you must meet these requirements:

    1. The child was born in Germany,
    2. The child is under the age of 18,
    3. At least one parent was a U.S. citizen or U.S. national when the child was born,
    4. You are a biological parent or legal guardian applying for a child born abroad,
    5. You can use a debit card connected to a U.S. bank account (also known as “ACH”) OR a credit card to pay online for your CRBA application, AND
    6. You can upload good quality scans of your supporting documents.

    You can apply online for eCRBA HERE . Once you have completed the online application, you may go to the appointment system and schedule an online CRBA appointment. Please enter your CRBA Application Number (looks like this: 1-8876543) into the box where it says, “Child’s Given Name.” Add child’s full name under “Child’s Last Name.”

    If you don’t meet the above requirements, please use the paper DS-2029 and email us at FrankfurtPassports@state.gov.

     

     

     

    All services must be arranged by your military passport agent. Find your local passport agent here.

    If you have an emergency, your local military passport agent will help you make an appointment with us. Read more info for military families here.

     

    PAYMENT METHODS & DETAILS
     
    OBTAINING A SSN FOR YOUR CHILD

     

    If you use the online application process, you can pay the application fee online with any major credit card or an “ACH” bank debit card.

    If you choose to schedule your interview in Berlin or Munich, or need to pay at the time of your interview in Frankfurt, you can do so with cash (Euro or U.S. dollars) or a credit card. We do not accept personal checks or EC cards or “chip and PIN” cards. If you only have a “chip and PIN” credit card, you will need to bring cash to your appointment.

    PHOTOCOPIES: On the day of your appointment, you must bring all original documents plus one photocopy of each document (per the wizard instructions above), you may bring them on A4 or 8 ½ x 11 size paper. We don’t require 8 ½ x 11 paper in Germany.

     

     

     

    Since your child is a newborn and never been issued a SSN, please print out and include this affidavit with your child’s passport application.  To learn about federal benefits including Social Security.  You will need to make an appointment with the Federal Benefits Unit in Frankfurt to apply for your child’s SSN. Please click here to learn about federal benefits including Social Security.

     

     

    PAYMENT METHODS & DETAILS
     
    APPOINTMENTS & LOCATIONS

     

    • Cash (U.S. Dollars or Japanese Yen) or U.S. Postal Service money order payable to: “U.S. Department of State, PSC 471 Box 1111 FPO, AP 96347”
    • Payment by Credit cards (for payments at Tokyo, Fukuoka, Naha, Osaka, and Sapporo) VISA, Mastercard, Discover, JCB, Diners Club or American Express
    • Please also be prepared to pay with cash in case the credit card verification system is temporarily unavailable
    • NO personal checks / NO Navy Federal Credit Union Cashier’s Checks are accepted.
     

     

    For more information on appointments, click here 

    U.S. Embassy Tokyo
    Schedule an Appointment 
    1-10-5 Akasaka
    Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8420

    U.S. Consulate Naha
    Schedule an Appointment 
    2-1-1 Toyama,
    Urasoe City, Okinawa 901-2104

    U.S. Consulate Osaka-Kobe
    Schedule an Appointment 
    2-11-5, Nishitenma,
    Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8543

    U.S. Consulate Sapporo
    Schedule an Appointment 
    Kita 1-jo Nishi 28-chome, Chuo-ku,
    Sapporo 064-0821

    U.S. Consulate Fukuoka
    Schedule an Appointment 
    5-26 Ohori 2-chome, Chuo-ku,
    Fukuoka 810-0052

     

    WHAT TO BRING
     
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

    For the checklist of the necessary documents for the CRBA application, please see here.

     

     

     

    • Proof of birth, marriage, and divorce
      Documents issued by the Japanese city office will be acceptable to prove the child’s birth, marriage, and divorce (e.g. Family Register “Koseki Tohon”, Certificate of Acceptance of Birth Report “Shusshou Todoke Juri Shomeisho”, Certificate of Acceptance of Marriage Report “Konin Todoke Juri Shomeisho”, Certificate of Acceptance of Divorce Report “Rikon Todoke Juri Shomeisho” ). English translation of your foreign language document does not need to be notarized or done by a professional.
    • Affidavit/Statement Requesting Name Change
      Some parents may wish to have the CRBA or passport reflect a different name from the one that appears on the child’s birth certificate. For immaterial name changes, please prepare an affidavit/statement signed by both parents explaining your particular situation and why you wish to change the child’s name. Your affidavit/statement does not need to be notarized. However, for other name changes, you may be required to provide an amended birth certificate reflecting the name change. If you cannot obtain an amended birth certificate, or if local vital records authorities will not amend the certificate, please prepare an affidavit/statement signed by both parents explaining the circumstances, accompanied by verification that the vital records office cannot or will not issue an amended certificate. Additional information may be requested by the consular official. Please note that some name change requests may not be acceptable due to government regulations. If you have questions, you can inquire ahead of or at the time of your appointment.
    • Proof of relationship
      If the parents were not married at the time of the child’s birth, bring evidence of the 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, photos, print out of e-mails)
    • Filing electronically (U.S. Embassy Tokyo only)
      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.If you wish to apply electronically for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, please click here .
    • If both parents cannot appear in person, please see here .
    • For more information, please see here .

     

     

    Appointments to register a child – application for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad – (CRBA) can be scheduled directly with the Consular Section by emailing Kenya_ACS@state.gov.

     

    PAYMENT METHODS & DETAILS
     
    APPOINTMENTS & LOCATIONS

     

    Please Note: Payment must be made in U.S. dollars or the equivalent in Kenyan Shillings, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Diners, American Express, and Discover). We do not accept payment via mobile money or digital wallets, including M-Pesa and Airtel Money.

     

     

    U.S. Embassy Kenya
    United Nations Avenue Nairobi
    P. O. Box 606 Village Market
    00621 Nairobi, Kenya

     

    WHAT TO BRING
     
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

    On the day of your appointment, you must present original records for each of the following items (photocopies or scanned or faxed copies will not be accepted):

    • The child’s birth certificate.
    • The child’s hospital birth notification.
    • Original marriage certificate for the parents (if they are married).
    • Original divorce certificate or death certificate (if either parent was previously married).
    • Proof of parent’s U.S. citizenship (original or certified copies of the U.S. citizen parent’s passport and Naturalization Certificate, if applicable).
    • Proof of parent’s identity (originals of non-U.S. citizen parent’s passport or national identification card).

    On the day of your appointment, you must present sufficient evidence to demonstrate that at least one parent was physically present in the U.S. for a sufficient amount of time to transmit citizenship. In most cases where only one parent is a U.S. citizen, the U.S. citizen parent must show that he or she was physically present in the U.S. for a total of five (5) years before the birth of the child. If both parents are U.S. citizens and are married at the time of the child’s birth, then the applicants must show that one of the parents resided in the United States prior to the child’s birth.

    Evidence that may be presented includes, but is not limited to:

    • School transcripts,
    • Elementary and middle school report cards,
    • W-2s from employment held while in the United States,
    • Social Security statements
    • Pay stubs,
    • Employment records,
    • Military discharge papers, and
    • Rental or lease agreements.

    On the day of your appointment, you must present sufficient evidence to demonstrate that the applicant is the biological child of the U.S. citizen parent(s). Examples of the types of evidence that can demonstrate the blood relationship between the child and the U.S. citizen parent(s) include:

    • Pregnancy and birth records, such as dated ultrasounds containing the name of mother, laboratory test results, doctor/ultrasound/hospital receipts, pictures of the mother pregnant, pictures of mother and baby immediately following the birth and during the hospital stay, the baby’s and mother’s hospital identification bracelets, crib card, discharge orders, or paid hospital bills.
    • Proof of relationship between parents, such as time-stamped photos of the couple together before, during, and after the pregnancy, photos of the U.S. citizen parent with the newborn baby, money transfer receipts or other remittance records, lease agreements, bank statements, home utility bills, or IRS tax declaration documents showing a shared address.
    • Proof the couple was together at time of conception, such as original or certified copies of passport pages showing entry and exit stamps.

     

     

     

    All entrants to the U.S. Embassy must wear masks and are subject to body temperature screening and may be refused entry if displaying an elevated temperature.

    The U.S. Embassy does not provide parking for applicants presenting for services.

    You must arrive to the appointment with the completed passport form, passport photo, and all additional documents.

    If needed, the U.S. Embassy is able to offer translation for Swahili speaking applicants. Although the Embassy tries to have Somali translators available, they may not be available for your interview. For all applicants who do not speak English or Kiswahili, it is the responsibility of the applicants – not the Embassy – to bring translators. For any other languages, please reach out to the Consular Section ahead of your appointment. All translators must have government issued identification cards and must pass through security screening in order to enter the Embassy.

    For minor passport renewals, please not that if your child’s physical appearance has changed significantly since the last passport photograph, the Consular Officer will request age progression photos as proof of identity. Mobile phones and other electronic devices are not allowed within the Embassy, so you will need to provide hard copy photos.

    For the issuance of an emergency passport, please be prepared to state the reason for the emergency and present a flight itinerary showing urgent travel. Please come prepared with hard copies to present at the time of your interview.

    Allow up to five weeks for processing. Passports must be collected at DHL (or the ACS Section in rare circumstances) by the applicant or authorized representative. The representative must have a signed letter from the applicant).

     

     

    Appointments to register a child – applications for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad – (CRBA) can be scheduled directly with the Consular Section by sending a message to Luxembourgconsular@state.gov

     

    Please note: The U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg accepts payment by credit card (no V-pay card) and cash (Euros or USD). Checks/money orders cannot be accepted.

     

    U.S. Embassy Luxembourg
    22, blvd Emmanuel Servais
    L-2535 Luxembourg

     

    PAYMENT METHODS & DETAILS
     
    APPOINTMENTS & LOCATIONS

     

    Cash (U.S. Dollars or Mexican Pesos) or credit card (except BBVA, Coppel, or OXXO) paid at time of appointment. Damaged bills and U.S. currency coins are not accepted.

     

     

     

    CIUDAD JUAREZ – Use our contact form to request a CRBA appointment.

    GUADALAJARA – Use our contact form to request a CRBA appointment.

    HERMOSILLO – Use our contact form to request a CRBA appointment.

    MATAMOROS – Use our contact form to request a CRBA appointment.

    MERIDA – Use our contact form to request a CRBA appointment.

    MEXICO CITY – To apply for a CRBA online at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, you must create a MyTravelGov account.  Once you complete the online application and receive confirmation of payment processing (allow 72 hours) please send an email to MexicoCityPassport@state.gov with your child’s full name and date of birth. You will receive an email  response with detailed information regarding your appointment.  If you cannot use the CRBA online service, click here for more information on completing the paper application (DS-2029) and contact us at mexicocitypassport@state.gov to make an appointment.

    MONTERREY – Use our contact form to request a CRBA appointment.

    NOGALES – Use our contact form to request a CRBA appointment.

    NUEVO LAREDO – Use our contact form to request a CRBA appointment.

    PIEDRAS NEGRASEmail for questions regarding Consular Reports of Birth Abroad.

    TIJUANA – Use our contact form to request a CRBA appointment.

     

    WHAT TO BRING
     
    THIRD PARTY ATTENDANCE AT INTERVIEWS

     

    Some offices also require you to bring a pre-paid courier envelope to your passport appointment. Please check the requirements for each office here.

    Please do not bring any electronic devices, such as laptop computers, cellphones, iPods, or large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages to the Consular Section as there are no storage facilities on Embassy grounds. Security guards may hold small tourist cameras and cell phones until your departure, but there is no storage available for any other large items or electronic devices — please do not bring them at the time of your appointment

     

     

    Third Party Attendance at Passport and CRBA Appointment Interviews

    Generally, immediate family members may accompany passport or CRBA applicants to their appointment interviews at a U.S. embassy or consulate, and all minor children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Passport or CRBA applicants also have the option of being accompanied by an attorney at their appointment interview. Attendance by any third party, including an attorney, accompanying an applicant is subject to the following parameters designed to ensure an orderly appointment interview process and to maintain the integrity of the adjudication of the application(s):

    • Given space limitations in the consular section, not more than one attendee at a time will be allowed to accompany an applicant (or the applicant’s parent or guardian if the applicant is a minor).
    • Attendance by an attorney does not excuse the applicant and/or the minor applicant’s parent or guardian from attending the appointment interview in person.
    • The manner in which a passport or CRBA appointment interview is conducted, and the scope and nature of the inquiry, shall at all times be at the discretion of the consular officer, following applicable Departmental guidance.
    • It is expected that attorneys will provide their clients with relevant legal advice prior to, rather than at, the appointment interview, and will advise their clients prior to the appointment interview that the client will participate in the appointment interview with minimal assistance.
    • Attorneys may not engage in any form of legal argumentation during the appointment interview and before the consular officer.
    • Attendees other than a parent or guardian accompanying a minor child may not answer a consular officer’s question on behalf or in lieu of an applicant, nor may they summarize, correct, or attempt to clarify an applicant’s response, or interrupt or interfere with an applicant’s responses to a consular officer’s questions.
    • To the extent that an applicant does not understand a question, s/he should seek clarification from the consular officer directly.
    • The consular officer has sole discretion to determine the appropriate language(s) for communication with the applicant, based on the facility of both officer and applicant and the manner and form that best facilitate communication between the consular officer and the applicant. Attendees may not demand that communications take place in a particular language solely for the benefit of the attendee. Nor may attendees object to or insist on the participation of an interpreter in the appointment interview, to the qualifications of any interpreter, or to the manner or substance of any translation.
    • No attendee may coach or instruct applicants as to how to answer a consular officer’s question.
    • Attendees may not object to a consular officer’s question on any ground (including that the attendee regards the question to be inappropriate, irrelevant, or adversarial), or instruct the applicant not to answer a consular officer’s question.
    • Attendees may not interfere in any manner with the consular officer’s ability to conduct all inquiries and fact-finding necessary to exercise his or her responsibilities to adjudicate the application.
    • During a passport or CRBA appointment interview, attendees may not discuss or inquire about other applications.
    • Attendees may take written notes but may not otherwise record the appointment interviews.
    • Attendees may not engage in any other conduct that materially disrupts the appointment interview. For example, they may not yell at or otherwise attempt to intimidate or abuse a consular officer or staff, and they may not engage in any conduct that threatens U.S. national security or the security of the embassy or its personnel. Attendees must follow all security policies of the Department of State and the U.S. embassy or consulate where the appointment interview takes place.
    • Attendees may not engage in any conduct that violates this policy and/or otherwise materially disrupts the appointment interview. Failure to observe these parameters will result in a warning to the attendee and, if ignored, the attendee may be asked to leave the appointment interview and/or the premises, as appropriate. It would then be the applicant’s choice whether to continue the appointment interview without the attendee present, subject to the consular officer’s discretion to terminate the appointment interview. The safety and privacy of all applicants awaiting consular services, as well as of consular and embassy personnel, is of paramount consideration.

    WARNING: False statements made knowingly and willfully in passport applications, including affidavits or other documents submitted to support this application, are punishable by fine and/or imprisonment under U.S. law including the provisions of 18 U.S.C. 1001, 18 U.S.C. 1542, and/or 18 U.S.C. 1621. All statements and documents are subject to verification.

     

     

    PAYMENT METHODS AND DETAILS
     
    APPOINTMENTS & LOCATIONS

     

    By law, the passport execution and application fees are non-refundable and payable by U.S. credit card, U.S. cash, or Nepalese rupees.

    $100 Consular Report of Birth Abroad application fee
    $115 passport application fee

    We accept US Dollars, Nepali Rupees and U.S. Credit Cards for the payment. Please note that if you are paying in cash, do not mix the two currencies (US Dollars and Nepali rupees) to make the payment.

     

     

     

    Note: Online appointment scheduling for Consular Report for Birth Abroad (CRBA) appointment is currently suspended. Please make your CRBA application related inquiry at Consktm@state.gov.

    What to Bring

    Both Parents Must Appear at Interview:

    Please note that the child and both parents must appear in person for the interview. You must email Consktm@state.gov in advance if one or both parents are unable to appear for the interview, as additional documentation is required. Refer to the CRBA Checklist (PDF 2MB) and the CRBA information video.

    Document Checklist:

    Prepare the following documents to apply for Consular Report of Birth Abroad for your child:

    • Completed Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad form (DS-2029). In section 24 of DS-2029, list detail periods and places of U.S. Citizen Parent’s physical presence and residency in the United States prior to the child’s birth.
      If the U.S. Citizen parent(s) is unable to attend the appointment in person, he/she must complete the application and sign it in front of a Notary public in U.S. or at a U.S. Embassy. A local overseas notary is not acceptable. Send the original DS-2029 to be presented during the interview.
    • Completed (but unsigned) Application for a U.S. Passport DS-11 form.
    • If one or both parents are unavailable to attend the appointment in person, he/she must complete form DS-3053 Statement of Consent. Sign it in front of a Notary Public in the U.S. or at a U.S. Embassy. A local overseas notary is not acceptable. Send the original DS-3053 and a photocopy of the government issued photo identification used in the notarial service to be presented during the interview.

    • A recent color photograph (2 inches by 2 inches) with white background. The child must be facing forward with his/her head and eyes clearly visible. A photo of a baby with eyes closed is acceptable.
    • Child’s original hospital-issued birth certificate (in Nepal, this document oftentimes does not include the child’s name). Child’s original Schedule 12 birth registration certificate issued by the local registrar office in each ward office in the municipality or in the Village Development Committee.
    • Bio- information page of parents’ passports
    • Marriage certificate of parents
    • All visa pages of the U.S. Citizen parent’s previous and current passports (Nepali Passport/Travel Document and U.S. passport) that show their travel history.
    • Divorce decree or death certificate if applicable.
    • Two photocopies of all original documents.
    • Evidence of U.S. citizen parent’s physical presence/residency in USA for 5 years before the child was born. The evidence may include the following documents:
    • Clear and organized entry and exit stamps of travel history in present and old passports, including the first trip to the U.S.
    • School records
    • Rental leases
    • Property deeds
    • Automobile registration
    • Professional licenses
    • Vaccination or other medical records
    • Utility bills
    • Employment records
    • Official school transcripts
    • Military records
    • W2/Salary paystubs
    • Birth certificates for U.S.-born children
    • Parent’s photo identification as proof of identity and citizenship (preferably passports)
    • Parents’ original marriage certificate (if applicable)
    • Divorce decree/death certificates for any previous marriages (if applicable)
    • Court documents (if applicable)
    • Applications must be signed in the presence of a Consular Officer.

      If additional documentation is necessary to adjudicate the application, it will be requested during the interview. Additional documentation must be received within ninety (90) days from the day application was submitted. If the information is not received or is insufficient to establish entitlement to a U.S. citizenship document, the application may be denied and the original documents will be returned.

       

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
       

     

    Congratulations for your newly born child!

    Apply for First Passport with CRBA

    Most CRBA applicants also submit applications for a U.S. passport for a minor at the same time. We have copies of all required forms at the Embassy, but by referring to the Pictorial Checklist for CRBA and Passport applications (PDF 2MB) and the CRBA information video, you can prepare the applications and civil documents beforehand to present during your appointment.

    Processing Time:

    Passports are generally ready for pick-up from the Embassy in two weeks. The CRBA certificate is generally ready in the same amount of time, but periodically takes longer.

    For the safety of applicants and Embassy staff, we will be taking measures to limit interaction and the exchange of items whenever possible. For this reason, your interview experience will be different than previous visits. You must follow these rules, as well as all guidance given by Embassy security, at all times.

    Please do not show up more than 10 minutes early to your appointment. It is essential that we do not have large groups in our waiting areas, so it is important that everyone arrive according to the appointed time.

    We are not able to store any bags or belongings. Cell phones and other electronics are not allowed into the Embassy. You must make arrangements so that you arrive at the Embassy with only your passport and required interview materials, including your photo. If you have electronics, bags and wallets with you, you will not be allowed into the Embassy. The Embassy will not store any personal items on your behalf. Absolutely no exceptions will be made. If you come with any additional items, your appointment will be rescheduled.

    Applicants must wear face masks at all times — except for a brief moment at the start of the interview in order to verify applicants’ identities. No masks will be provided by the Embassy. If you do not have a mask, you will not be allowed into the Embassy. You will be expected to maintain social distancing (2 meters) while at the Embassy.

    These procedures have been implemented to protect the health of applicants and our staff at the Embassy. We thank you for understanding and for following the above guidelines throughout this process.

       

     

    For complete details about applying in Auckland, review our checklist page here

    Please Note: The U.S. Consulate General does not accept U.S. dollars; all fees must be paid in New Zealand dollars. We accept Bank Checks (Cashier Checks), exact cash or credit card payment (in person only, and charged in US dollars) and do not accept personal checks, postal orders, or Eftpos. Bank Checks are to be made payable to: U.S. Consulate General. Please do not add names and dates of birth to the front of Bank Checks.

    Fees in New Zealand Dollars

    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad DS-2029 Application
    • CRBA Application Fee: $150
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad DS-2029 and DS-11 Application
    • CRBA Application Fee: $150
    • Passport Application Fee: $120
    • Examination of Oath Fee: $52.50
    • Total Fee: $322.50

    U.S. Consulate General Auckland
    3rd Floor
    Citigroup Centre
    23 Customs St. East
    Auckland CBD

     

    Schedule an Appointment in Panama: https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/default.asp?postcode=PNM&appcode=1

     

    Please note: Payment may be made by cash or credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Diner’s Club, Discovery, American Express).

     

    U.S. Embassy Panama
    Building 783, Demetrio Basilio Lakas Avenue
    Clayton, Panama

     

    PAYMENT METHODS & DETAILS
     
    APPOINTMENTS & LOCATIONS

     

    Fees are payable at the interview by major credit card or the exact amount of cash in U.S. dollars or Qatari riyals. Personal checks are not accepted.

     

     

    U.S. Embassy Qatar
    Schedule an Appointment
    22nd February Street
    Al Luqta Area
    Doha, Qatar

     

    REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
     
    WHAT TO BRING

     

    If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
    Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

    • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
    • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
    • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
    • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
    • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.
    • If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.
    • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

    The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.

    Please contact us at ACSDoha@state.gov for more information or to request reasonable accommodation.

     

     

    Please bring two forms of government-issued picture ID and the completed forms for your requested service. Valid Ehteraz must be shown for entry, but electronics, bags, purses, and toiletries will not be allowed into the Consular Section.

     

    PAYMENT METHODS & DETAILS
     
    APPOINTMENTS & LOCATIONS

     

    The Embassy does not accept U.S. currency as payment for consular services. The Embassy accepts payment in Singapore dollars or by credit card (Master Card, Visa Card, or American Express). Credit card charges will be made in US$ and foreign exchange charges may apply. Locally-issued credit cards must have the capability to make payments in U.S. dollars. Check with your card issuer in advance of your appointment.

     

     

    U.S. Embassy Singapore
    Schedule an Appointment
    27 Napier Road
    Singapore 258508

    The Consular Section is closed on Singapore and American holidays. Occasionally, this section may also close for internal reasons.

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
       

     

    Applicants coming to the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy cannot bring large personal electronic devices to the Embassy. Those items include but are not limited to: laptops, iPads, and other tablet devices, or handheld gaming devices. Effective immediately, the Embassy Local Guard Force cannot store laptops and large electronic devices for customers. Please make arrangements to leave large devices elsewhere before arriving at the U.S. Embassy to avoid inconveniences.

    No Parking at the Embassy: If you plan to visit the Embassy for consular services, please plan to arrive by public transportation or taxi or to seek parking in public parking lots. The closest public car parks are at Gleneagles Hospital on Napier Road, Botanical Gardens on Cluny Road and the Tanglin Mall.

       

     

    PAYMENT METHODS & DETAILS
     
    APPOINTMENTS & LOCATIONS

     

    The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General in Dubai currently accept payments by cash (U.S. dollars or dirhams) and credit card for services.

    • We accept cash or credit card only.
    • Please bring exact change if paying by cash. Failure to do so may result in you being asked to secure such funding from a location off premises, adding to your processing time.

    Fees:

    Consular Report of Birth Abroad USD 100/AED 370

     

     

     

    The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General in Dubai are currently processing routine and emergency American Citizen Services.

    For more information on scheduling appointments click the link below: https://evisaforms.state.gov/Instructions/ACSSchedulingSystem.asp

    U.S. Embassy – Abu Dhabi
    Rabdan Street, Embassies District
    Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Phone: +971-2-414-2200
    American Citizen Services: AbudhabiACS@state.gov

    U.S. Consulate General – Dubai
    Corner of Al Seef Rd. and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Rd
    Dubai, UAE
    Phone: +971-4-309-4000
    American Citizen Services: DubaiACS@state.gov

     

    What to Bring
     
    OTHER INFORMATION

     

    Please bring the following information and documents with you to your interview. Failure to provide such documents may result in delays in processing your application.

    • Your current passport
    • Valid/Unexpired government issued identification document (ID)
    • 2×2 inches passport photo (taken within the past 6 months)
    • Any official/necessary documentation needed for a Consular Report of Birth, such as:
      • Marriage and divorce certificates
      • Proof of parents’ relationship prior to conception (e.g. letters, photos, etc.)
      • Proof of parents’ physical presence at the same location during the time of conception of the child (e.g. passport entry/exit stamps, departure/arrival records, etc.)
      • Applicant’s family photos, growing up photos, various IDs, etc.
      • Mother’s original pre-natal care records, ultrasound reports, hospital records, etc.
      • Original birth certificates of child
      • Evidence of U.S. parent’s  5+ years physical presence within the United States prior to the birth of your child.  Please write one line for each and every trip to and from the USA.  (To clarify: if a parent has been to the USA on 9 separate trips, there will be 9 lines on the CRBA.) Examples may include; employment records, academic transcripts, past tax records, property leases, old passports, arrival/departure records, or plane tickets.
     

     

    Social Security

    • Please note that the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General in Dubai do not have Social Security Administration Federal Benefits Units (FBU) and are not authorized to perform FBU services without written authorization from the regional FBU in Rome, Italy. Should you require assistance regarding such services, contact information can be found at: https://www.ssa.gov/foreign/foreign.htm
    • For all inquiries about social security services, please contact FBU Rome or visit the Social Security Administration’s website

     

    Important Information: All consular services are suspended. For routine services such as U.S. passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, and notarial services, visit the U.S. Embassy in Bogota (https://co.usembassy.gov/).

     

    Schedule an Appointment in Colombia:

     

    U.S. Embassy Columbia
    Carrera 45 No. 24B-27
    Bogotá, D.C. Colombia

    The Child Citizenship Act

    The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 allows certain foreign-born, biological, and adopted children of U.S. citizens to acquire U.S. citizenship automatically. These children did not acquire U.S. citizenship at birth, but they are granted citizenship when they enter the United States as lawful permanent residents (LPRs).

    Click here for more details on the Child Citizenship Act.