Submitting your non-electronic CRBA Application

Based on your answers to the eCRBA questionnaire you do not qualify for an eCRBA.  If you decide to go ahead and submit a paper (non-electronic) CRBA application, is important that you know that this process will require that you spend between three and four hours at the time of your appointment, the usual time for an eCRBA appointment is between 45  and 90 minutes.

If you would like to answer the questionnaire again and see if you qualify for an eCRBA procedure, you can check the following website: Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA).


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.

You need to complete a DS-2029 Form (PDF 326kb) to apply, which can be downloaded from the website.  You will also need to collect the following required documents:

  • Ecuadorian birth registration (Acta Registral de Nacimiento) issued within the last 30 days.  You can get this from the Ecuadorian Civil Registry.
  • Proof of citizenship for U.S. Citizen parent(s), such as valid U.S. passport, U.S. birth certificate or Naturalization/Citizenship certificate.
  • Proof of ID for parents
    • U.S. Citizens:  U.S. passport.
    • Non-U.S. Citizens:  Foreign passport or Ecuadorian “cedula.”
  • Proof of marriage of parents, if applicable
    • If a current marriage took place in Ecuador:  “Acta Registral de Matrimonio” issued within the last 30 days.
    • If outside of Ecuador:  Marriage Certificate/License; if not in English or Spanish, it needs to be translated.
  • Documentation of previous marriages, if applicable
    • If the previous marriages took place in Ecuador:  An amended “Acta Registral de Matrimonio – marginada” issued within the last 30 days.
    • If outside of Ecuador:  Divorce decree or Divorce Certificate; if not in English or Spanish, it needs to be translated.
    • If a previous marriage terminated by the passing of the spouse, provide death certificate.
  • Physical presence of transmitting parent.  Documents that support your physical presence in the United States, such as school or university transcripts, employment records, entry/exit records (Government of Ecuador “movimiento migratorio” or U.S. Customs and Border Protection entry/exit records), passport pages with entry/exit stamps and/or records of service for the U.S. Government or U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Pregnancy records.  Medical records related to the pregnancy that may include, hospital report of birth (“INEC” report), ultrasounds, OB/GYN records and/or documentation related to Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), if applicable.  Note that ART includes in vitro, insemination and other fertility treatments where eggs or embryos are handled for the purpose of establishing a pregnancy.
  • Photograph.  A recent, 2” by 2” (5cm c 5cm), color photograph with white background of the applicant.  Please make sure the image complies with requirements.

Ensure the DS-2029 Form (PDF 326kb), is complete and accurate. The form includes instructions. You may also review our “How to fill out properly the DS-2029 form” webpage for guidance.


Now you have to submit your application.

Plese send the “Acta Registral de Nacimiento”, the Page 1 of 2 and Page 2 of 2 the DS-2029 form to the following e-mails, based on your preference:

  • To request an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Quito, e-mail with the previously mentioned requirements.
  • To request an appointment at the U.S. Consulate in Guayaquil, e-mail with the previously mentioned requirements.
    Please use your child’s name as the subject of the email.

We recommend you send the files in PDF format.