Consular Report of Birth Abroad

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New Online E-CRBA  Application!

 

Starting March 28, 2019 (France Time) you can apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) electronically at the U.S. Embassy Paris, France. To apply, your child must have been born in FRANCE and you must travel to the U.S. Embassy Paris, France for the in-person interview. This option is NOT available if you are applying at the U.S. Consulates General in Marseille or Strasbourg.

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 Paris, France, you MUST meet all the following criteria:

  1. Was the child born in FRANCE?
    To be eligible, you must answer YES.
  2. Is the child under the age of 18?
    To be eligible, you must answer YES.
  3. Was at least one parent a U.S. citizen or U.S. non-citizen national when the child was born?
    To be eligible, you must answer YES.
  4. Did you use Assisted Reproductive Technology in having your child for whom you are seeking a Consular Report of Birth Abroad?
    To be eligible, you must answer NO.
  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?
    To be eligible, you must answer YES.
  6. Are you a biological parent of a child born abroad who is applying for that child?
    To be eligible, you must answer YES.

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?

 

YES NO

This new process will allow U.S. citizen parents to complete a Consular Report of Birth Abroad application online, upload all required documents, and submit payment prior to the in-person interview. The easy-to-use online application process provides applicants with step-by-step instructions on how to complete the application.

To apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad online, you need to create a MyTravelGov account. MyTravelGov is a secure, encrypted portal. Once you complete the online application and submit payment, you will be directed to schedule your appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France.

Please plan to schedule your appointment a minimum of three days (72 hours) after the date of submission to allow payment processing to be completed.

·         Create your MyTravelGov account.

Note:

·         Passport and SSN applications must be completed and submitted separately

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Please click here and then select “I need to report the birth abroad of my child” from the menu

PLEASE CHOOSE NO, IF YOU WILL BE APPLYING AT THE U.S. CONSULATE IN MARSEILLE OR STRASBOURG, FRANCE.