APPLY ONLINE FOR A CONSULAR REPORT OF BIRTH ABROAD (eCRBA)
A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) is a formal document certifying the acquisition of United States citizenship at birth for a person born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents who meet the requirements for transmitting citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). CRBA applications must be made before the child’s 18th birthday. We recommend that parents apply for the CRBA as soon as possible after the child’s birth.
The Department of State has launched a new online application system, known as eCRBA, for the Consular Report of Birth Abroad. This system allows parents to complete their CRBA application, submit required documents, and submit payment prior to the in-person interview, all online through a more streamlined and efficient process.
eCRBA Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to apply for a CRBA using our electronic system (eCRBA), you MUST be able to answer YES to ALL of the following criteria:
- Was the applicant child born in Mongolia?
- Is the child under the age of 18?
- Was at least one parent a U.S. citizen or U.S. non-citizen national when the child was born?
- Are you the biological parent or legal guardian of the child?
If you answer “no” to any of the above statements, you are not able to utilize eCRBA for your application, but you can still apply for a CRBA using a paper application (DS-2029).
How to Apply using eCRBA
To start the process of applying for a CRBA online:
Step 2. Complete the online application: Access eCRBA through MyTravelGov account, which provides easy, step-by-step instructions to complete your application. You should review the necessary documents for the CRBA application in advance by reviewing this checklist.
Step 3. Submit payment online and schedule an appointment: After you complete the application and submit payment online, you may schedule an appointment online. You MUST schedule your appointment a minimum of 72 hours after payment submission. This provides time for your payment to be processed prior to your CRBA interview. Please Note: Do NOT make another (or duplicate) payment for a CRBA ($100) at the Embassy.
Step 4. Attend your scheduled in-person interview: You MUST bring all original documents to your appointment. Original documents will be returned to you after verification. You must provide English translations for all foreign language documents. Please note that both parents and the child must come in person to the appointment.
How to Apply with a Paper Application
If you are unable to apply using eCRBA and must use a paper application, please follow these instructions for submitting your paper application.