Report of Birth Abroad
Certified Report of Birth Abroad
A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) is an official record of U.S. citizenship issued to a person under age 18 who was born abroad to United States citizen parent(s) and acquired citizenship at birth. Schools, the Social Security Agency, and other institutions throughout the United States accept it and give it the same credence they give to birth certificates issued by state authorities in the United States.
Before applying for a Report of Birth Abroad, we encourage you to learn more about your eligibility for transmitting citizenship, which will help you prepare for the application process. Please click here to learn more, and see below to begin the application process.
First-Time CRBA Issuances:
- Click here for a list of requirements, as well as instructions on applying for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad
Replacement of a Lost or Damaged CRBA:
- Click here to apply for a Replacement Consular Report of Birth Abroad
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