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Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen
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Reporting the Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen

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Step-by-step instructions for reporting the birth of a U.S. citizen born abroad at the U.S. Embassy in London.

Step-by-step instructions for reporting the birth of a U.S. citizen born abroad at the U.S. Embassy in London.

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  • 1. A presentation by the U.S. Embassy London
  • 2. A Consular Report of Birth (CRBA) is an official record confirmingthat a child born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents acquiredU.S. citizenship at birth and serves as proof of citizenship. In order toobtain a CRBA, the birth of a child must be reported before the child’s18th birthday.
  • 3. Your child may be eligible for a CRBA if you or your partner are U.S.citizens. If you are unsure of your child’s claim to citizenship, you shouldcheck the Transmission Requirements.If your child is eligible for U.S. citizenship, you should proceed with thefollowing steps to register the birth with the Embassy.
  • 4. You will need to:•Complete Form DS-2029: Application for ConsularReport of Birth;• Furnish Supporting Documents;•Schedule an appointment; and•Pay the application fee.
  • 5. You may complete the form on line using electronicversion of the DS-2029 (PDF, 1004kb). The completedform should be downloaded and printed on separatesheets of white A4 or letter-size paper. If completing theform by hand, please download and complete with a blackink pen, using block letters.Both parents should complete the form, evenif only one parent is aU.S. Citizen.DO NOT sign the formuntil you are in front of aConsular Officer!
  • 6. You are required to furnish:•Your child’s foreign birth certificate;
  • 7. •Your child’s foreign birth certificate; This is the British birth certificate issued by the local authorities. It must include both parents’ names.
  • 8. •Your child’s foreign birth certificate;•Evidence of both parents’ Citizenship andIdentity;
  • 9. •Your child’s foreign birth certificate;•Evidence of both parents’ Citizenship andIdentity; A current passport is the preferred form of proof. A U.S. birth certificate or naturalization certificate is also acceptable, but you must also present photo ID.
  • 10. •Your child’s foreign birth certificate;•Evidence of both parents’ Citizenship andIdentity;•If you are married, the original marriagecertificate or a certified copy;
  • 11. •Your child’s foreign birth certificate;•Evidence of both parents’ Citizenship andIdentity;•If you are married, the original marriagecertificate or a certified copy; If you married in the U.S, please provide a state certificate issued by the civil authorities. If your marriage certificate is in a language other than English, a certified translation must be provided.
  • 12. •Your child’s foreign birth certificate;•Evidence of both parents’ Citizenship andIdentity ;•If you are married, the original marriagecertificate or a certified copy;•If you have prior marriages, the divorce decree,annulment or death certificate of prior spouses;
  • 13. •Your child’s foreign birth certificate;•Evidence of both parents’ Citizenship andIdentity;•If you are married, the original marriagecertificate;•If you have prior marriages, the divorce decree,annulment or death certificate or prior spouses; If divorced in the UK, please provide Decrees Nisi and Absolute. If your document is in a language other than English, a certified translation must be provided
  • 14. •Proof that the U.S. Citizen parent has resided in theUnited States long enough to transmit citizenship to theirchild;
  • 15. •Proof that the U.S. Citizen parent has resided in theUnited States long enough to transmit citizenship to theirchild.The proof you can supply depends on several factors, for example, ifthe parents of the child are married or if they are both U.S. citizens.How you prove your physical presence will depend on your situation.Examples of acceptable evidence include but are not limited to:current/previous passports showing entry/exist stamps,school/college transcripts and military records. The more that youcan provide, the easier it will be for the consular officer to approvethe report of birth. Further information concerning physicalpresence requirements is available by clicking on this link.
  • 16. •One passport photograph. Photographs must meet thespecified requirements. Please note that vending machinephotographs and photographs printed on a homecomputer are not acceptable. 2 inchesThe photo should be:• 2 inches by 2 inches square (51mm by 51mm)• The head should be between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (22mm and 35mm) or between 50% and 69% of the image’s total height
  • 17. You are required to report the birth of your child inperson through a pre-arranged appointment. Onscheduling an appointment, you will receive aConfirmation Sheet. Please print this page and bring itwith you to the interview.Residents of England and Wales, should click onLondon to arrange an appointment at the LondonEmbassy.Residents of Scotland, click on Edinburgh to visitthe website of the Consulate General for further Edinburghinformation.Residents of Northern Ireland, should click onBelfast to visit the website of the Consulate BelfastGeneral for further information.
  • 18. The fee for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad is $100 and ispaid on the day of the appointment. We accept: • Credit card - Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Diners Club; • Debit card - Visa or MasterCard only; • Banker’s Draft drawn in U.S. dollars only on a bank in the United States made payable to the “United States Disbursing Officer” issued within the last 5 months; • International Money Order to the exact U.S. dollar amount made payable to the “United States Disbursing Officer” issued within the last 5 months; or • Cash in U.S. dollars or pounds Sterling ( London or Belfast only). We are not authorized to accept personal checks
  • 19. It is recommended that you apply for your childs firstU.S. passport at the same time as you report their birth;it is not necessary to book separate appointments forthese services. Please note that the CRBA is not a traveldocumentFurther information is available from our website -http://london.usembassy.gov/cons_new/acs/passports/robirth4.html.
  • 20. If your child is under the age of five, and you are applyingfor both a CRBA and first U.S. passport, you may alsosubmit Form SS-5 to apply for a Social Security NumberCard for your child.You should hand the completed form to the Consular Officerat the time of your appointment. Please do not mail theform to the United States, as this may delay the application.The Federal Benefits Unit of the Embassy will process theapplication. It will generally take 3-4 weeks for the card tobe mailed directly to you from the United States.If your child is over the age of 5, you should contact theEmbassy’s Federal Benefits Unit for assistance.
  • 21. •When reporting the birth of a U.S. citizen abroad, it ispreferable that both parents attend with the child. If onlyone parent can attend, please contact the Embassy forfurther instructions.•Parents should aim to arrive at the appointed time.•All those entering the Embassy must adhere to EmbassySecurity procedures.• Applicants can expect to wait at least 2 hours. They willbe called to the window several times during the visit.
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  • 23. Click on the logos below for more useful information from the U.S.Embassy in London! American Visa Services Citizen Blog Services Blog http://london.usembassy.gov

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