Birth

A child born to a U.S. citizen parent or parents may acquire U.S. citizenship at birth if certain statutory requirements are met.  The child’s parents should contact the Embassy to apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America (CRBA) to document that the child is a U.S. citizen.

According to U.S. law, a CRBA is proof of U.S. citizenship and may be used to obtain a U.S. passport and register for school, among other purposes.

A CRBA is not a travel document.  We recommended that you submit an application for your child’s U.S. passport and social security number at the same time.  All three applications may be submitted together at your scheduled appointment.  By law, U.S. citizens, including dual nationals, must use a U.S. passport to enter and leave the United States.