CONSULAR REPORT OF BIRTH ABROAD (CRBA)
Applying For a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)
If you are a U.S. citizen and the parent of a child born out of the United States, you will need to document your child’s U.S. citizenship with a Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) and a first time passport for your child will be processed at the same time.
After reading the instructions for CRBA application, for information on how to apply for a passport for your child to please refer to passport applications for minors under 16.
Personal Appearance by Your Child
Your child, even a newborn, must appear in person with both parents at our office at the time you make the application. There are no exceptions possible for this requirement.
How long does it take?
Once we have everything we need, processing time is normally about 10 days.
Consular Reports for Birth of Iranian Born Children.
To determine if your child is a U.S. citizen, please read the eligibility requirements for citizenship.
How to Apply for a Replacement or a Certified Copy of Consular Reports of Birth (FS-240 & DS-1350), Death (OF-180), Certificate of Witness, Marriage Records, and Panama Canal Zone birth and death certificates
The American Citizen Services are provided between 14:00 and 16:30 pm Monday to Thursday.
You need to make an online appointment before you visit Online Appointment System
You may call (90) (312) 455 5555 or fax us on (90) (312) 466 5684.
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