CONSULAR REPORT OF BIRTH ABROAD (CRBA)
STEP 2: Supporting Documents
You will need all of the following:
- The child’s original hospital report of birth.
- A photo of your child (photo requirements).
- Parent(s) Passports: The American Citizen parent must present his/her original U.S. passport and two copies. Non American citizen parents must present his/her original passport or original Turkish ID card and two copies.
- Proof of Parents' Marriage
You need to bring your original marriage certificate and a copy. A translation is needed if the certificate is not in English.
If your child was born out-of-wedlock, or within six months of your marriage, please follow this link for some additional information.
- Proof of Termination of All Prior Marriages of Parents (Divorce Decrees/Death Certificates)
If you have prior marriages, we need to see proof of how those marriages ended. Please bring the original and one copy of each document. A translation is needed if the certificate is not in English.
- Evidence of U.S. Citizen Parent's Physical Presence in the U.S.
If only one parent is a U.S. citizen at the time of the child’s birth, the U.S. citizen parent can transmit U.S. citizenship to the child if he/she was a U.S. citizen when the child was born and if he/she can prove that he/she has been physically present in the U.S. for five years (two of which were after age 14) before the child was born. Acceptable evidence of physical presence can include proof of registration in U.S. public or private schools (such as transcripts), court records, military records, U.S. employment and income records, medical records, or other similar documents.
If both parents are U.S. citizens at the time of the child’s birth, both parents must prove that they have each resided in the U.S. prior to the birth of the child. Both parents’ original U.S. birth certificates are enough to prove residence in the U.S. If a parent cannot submit an original U.S. birth certificate, other acceptable evidence of residence can include proof of registration in U.S. public or private schools (such as transcripts), court records, military records, U.S. employment and income records, medical records, or other similar documents.
- University degrees/diplomas will not be accepted – proof of registration or transcripts are required.