U.S. CONSULAR REPORT OF BIRTH ABROAD (CRBA) 

U.S. 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.

By law, the CRBA application must be made before the child’s 18th birthday. For citizenship applications after the child’s 18th birthday go here.

A CRBA is the only citizenship document that includes the relationship between the child and the parent(s).

A CRBA, like a U.S. Birth Certificate cannot be used for international travel. We recommend that you apply for your child’s U.S. passport and social security number at the same time as you apply for the CRBA.  All three applications may be submitted together at your scheduled appointment. 

Once your child has a CRBA (and therefore has U.S. citizenship), even if your child holds another nationality, he or she must enter and exit the United States on a U.S. passport. Your child may not enter/travel to the U.S. using the ESTA program or using any foreign passport.

**Please note, the child must be physically present at the interview in order to approve issuance of a Consular Report of Birth Abroad**

PLEASE BRING THE REQUIRED ITEMS BELOW FOR EACH APPLICATION:

 

CONSULAR REPORT OF BIRTH ABROAD APPLICATION (CRBA) US PASSPORT APPLICATION U.S. SOCIAL SECURITY CARD APPLICATION
  • Documentation to prove Transmission of U.S. Citizenship by parents (originals and one copy)
  • CHILD MUST BE PRESENT AT INTERVIEW
  • Completed, printed Form DS-2029 (PDF 110 KB) (downloadable online)
  • Child’s original French birth certificate (copie integrale)
  • One copy and original of both parents’ valid Government-issued Photo ID
  • Marriage certificate (copy and original), if applicable
  • Proof of divorce(s) (copy and original), if applicable
  • Prior Report of Birth Abroad for another child from same family (copy and original), if applicable
  • The fee is 100 USD or the euro equivalent.
  • A prepaid, self-addressed envelope Chronopost for France, or Collissimo, or Lettre Suivie 500g size A4 only (Note: The same self-addressed envelope may be used for delivering both the CRBA and the passport).
  • If the applicant (even if an infant) does not have a U.S. Social Security Number, please complete and submit this form with the passport application.
  • BOTH PARENTS MUST BE PRESENT AT INTERVIEW FOR CHILDREN UNDER 16
  • Please follow the instructions and links provided here.
  • Please complete the Social Security Application Form SS-5 form (PDF 123 KB);
  • Submit the child’s French birth certificate (copie integrale);
  • Submit a copy of the American parent’s passport.

 

Once you have all the required items, MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT FOR U.S. Embassy PARIS HERE.