Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)

What is a CRBA?

A Consular Report of Birth (CRBA) is evidence of United States citizenship issued to a child born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents who meet the requirements for transmitting citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). See additional requirements here

In order to transmit U.S. Citizenship to your child you must be a U.S. Citizen at the time of birth of the child. You may apply for a U.S. passport for your child at the same time that you submit an application for a CRBA. For additional information about  a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, please review the travel.state.gov website.

Requirements

Gather all the required documents detailed in the following Checklist

While filling out the DS-2029 please be precise about the Periods of Time in the United States. We know that this is the most complicated part of this form, so we urge you to please pay close attention to details. On this list you need to fill out only the dates that you have been physically present in the U.S.This means that if you left the U.S. for even one day, on vacation to Canada, Mexico or any other place outside the U.S. or any of its outlying possessions, these dates should not be included on this list.

Submitting Your Application

Make sure you have reviewed all the requirements on this webpage and email us to make an appointment.

Please email the applicant’s birth certificate and the first two pages (page 1 of 7 and 2 of 7, not the instructions) of the DS-2029 form to the Consular Section where you wish to have your appointment. Please use your child’s name as the subject of the email.

Our mailboxes have a 2MB limit, if your files are over this size please split or compress the files. We recommend you send the files in PDF format.

If you would like to apply at the Consular Section in the U.S. Embassy in Quito, send the e-mail to: acsquito@state.gov 

If you would like to apply at the Consular Section in the U.S. Consulate in Guayaquil, send the e-mail to guayaquilcrba@state.gov

You may apply at the Consular Section of your choice but we recommend that you apply in the Consular Section that covers your district.

The Consular Districts are divided in provinces.

The U.S. Embassy in Quito covers: Bolivar, Carchi, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Esmeraldas, Imbabura, Pastaza, Pichincha, Morona Santiago, Napo, Orellana, Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, Sucumbios and Tungurahua.

The U.S. Consulate in Guayaquil covers: Azuay, Cañar, El Oro, Galápagos, Guayas, Loja, Los Ríos, Manabí, Santa Elena and Zamora Chinchipe.

Fees

The application fee for the Consular Report of Birth Abroad is $100.00 and is non-refundable.  You will have to pay this fee at the time of the appointment.You can pay in cash or credit card; no checks or debit cards are accepted.