To apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad for your child, both parents and the child must be present at the interview.
You are required to bring all of the documentation listed on the CRBA checklist (PDF, 180 KB).
Examples of Documentation
Some examples of documentary evidence which may be considered to demonstrate that physical presence requirements have been met may include (but are not limited to):
- Wage and tax statements (W-2)
- Social Security statement showing prior employment in the U.S.
- You can download your statement immediately by visiting: http://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/
- Academic transcripts
- Employment records
- Records of honorable U.S. military service, employment with U.S. Government or certain intergovernmental international organizations; or as a dependent, unmarried child and member of the household of a parent in such service or employment (except where indicated).
- S. passport stamps may be considered a part of the evidence submitted, but should not be the sole documentary evidence. Drivers’ licenses do not constitute evidence of physical presence.
If you have other children who have been issued with a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, this may be considered as supplemental evidence, but does not alleviate your responsibility of providing documents.