Report Birth Abroad
Application for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, First U.S. Passport, and Social Security Number for Your Child
Application for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad and U.S. Passport
A Consular Report of Birth (CRBA) is evidence of United States citizenship, and is issued to a child born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents who meet the requirements for transmitting citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
For information on how to apply, please refer to the Information on Applying for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad. CRBA applications must be made before the child's 18th birthday. We recommend that parents apply for both the CRBA and US passport as soon as possible after the child's birth. To apply for a US passport please see detailed instructions here.
If you believe you meet the transmission requirements, please make an appointment via our website. Before visiting us at the Embassy, please look at the security requirements for all visitors. You will not be allowed to enter with any of the prohibited items listed here (PDF 320 KB).
Both parents and the child should appear at the interview. Please bring a valid, government-issued photo identification of non-American citizen parent. If both parents are not present at the interview, a Passport Issuance Consent Form DS-3053 must be completed by the absent parent and notarized for each child.
During the appointment, the application needs to be dropped off and all associated payments made. The application will be reviewed and the family called in for an interview. Both parents and the child should appear at the interview. Please bring a valid, government-issued photo identification of non-American citizen parent. If both parents are not present at the interview, a Passport Issuance Consent Form DS-3053 must be completed by the absent parent and notarized for each child.
As part of the application, you will be asked to submit:
- A completed form DS-2029 (PDF 348 KB).
- Evidence that the U.S. citizen parent was present in the U.S. long enough to transmit citizenship to the child. Learn more about transmitting citizenship here.
- The child’s foreign birth certificate.
- Proof of citizenship of the U.S. citizen parent(s). Your current passport is the preferred form of proof. Your U.S. birth certificate or naturalization certificate is also acceptable.
- Proof of the relationship between the U.S. citizen parent(s) and the child. Your child's birth certificate with both parents' names on it is the best form of proof.
- If you are married, we need to see proof. If you have prior marriages, we need to see proof of how those marriages ended.
- Payment for CRBA (US$100) and U.S. passport (US$105). We accept Visa, Mastercard, U.S. Dollars, and Egyptian Pounds.
All foreign documents need to be translated. You are required to bring photocopies of all documents submitted (excluding the application forms); if you do not provide copies, you will be charged a fee of $1 per page according to the consular fee schedule.
If you appear for your interview without completed applications and required supporting documentation, your application will not be accepted, and you will be required to make another appointment. Follow these instructions carefully to avoid having to return to the Embassy a second time (PDF 72 KB).
After your application for a CRBA and U.S. passport are approved, the certificate and passport will be sent to you via DHL.
To apply for a replacement of a lost Consular Report of Birth Abroad please click here.
For instructions in Arabic please click here (PDF 80 KB).
- All downloadable documents on this page are provided in PDF format. To view PDFs you must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may download a free version by clicking the link above.