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The Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) of a Citizen of the United States of America documents the birth of a United States citizen in a foreign country. It is accepted by all U.S. government agencies as proof of a child’s American citizenship.
BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR ACQUISITION OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP BY A CHILD BORN ABROAD
A child born outside of the United States acquires U.S. citizenship at birth when the child meets the transmission requirements as follows:-
Birth Abroad to Two U.S. Citizen Parents in Wedlock: A child born abroad to two U.S. citizen parents acquires U.S. citizenship at birth under section 301(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provided that one of the parents had a residence in the U.S. prior to the child’s birth.
Birth Abroad to One Citizen and Alien Parent in Wedlock: A child born abroad to one U.S. citizen parent and one alien parent acquires U.S. citizenship at birth under Section 301(g) INA provided the citizen parent was physically present in the U.S. for the time period required by the law applicable at the time of the child’s birth.
Birth Abroad Out-of-Wedlock to a U.S. Citizen Father: A child born abroad out-of-wedlock to a U.S. citizen father may acquire U.S. citizenship under Section 301(g) INA, as made applicable by Section 309(a) INA provided:
1. a blood relationship between the child and the father is established by clear and convincing evidence.
2. the father had the nationality of the United States at the time of the child’s birth.
3. the father (unless deceased) has agreed in writing to provide financial support for the child until the applicant reaches the age of 18 years, and
4. while the child is under age of 18 years:
(a) The child is legitimated under the law of their residence or domicile, or
(b) The father acknowledges paternity of the child in writing under oath, or
(c) The paternity of the child is established by adjudication court.
Birth Abroad Out-of-Wedlock to a U.S. Citizen Mother: A child born abroad out-of-wedlock to a U.S. citizen mother may acquire U.S. citizenship under Section 301(g) INA, as made applicable by Section 309(c) INA if the mother was a U.S. citizen at the time of the child’s birth, and if the mother had previously been physically present in the United States or one of its outlying possessions for a continuous period of one year.
AMMENDMENT OR REPLACEMENT IN CRBA
Only Those Listed Below Are Authorized to Replace or Amend a Consular Report of Birth:
1. The individual whose birth is recorded on the document (if age 18 or older)
2. A parent or legal guardian
3. An authorized government agency or
4. A person with written authorization
To Replace a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240), You Must Submit:
Full name of the child at birth
Any adoptive names of child
Child’s date and place of birth
Any available passport information
|Full name of parents
If known, the serial number of the FS-240
Signature of requester
Legal Guardian(s) Only: A copy of the court order granting guardianship
To Amend a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240), You Must Submit:-
1. A notarized written (or typed) request detailing the amendment or correction needed.
2. Certified copies of documents justifying the amendment requested.
Examples: foreign birth certificate, marriage certificate, court ordered adoption or name change, birth certificates of the adopting or legitimating parents, affidavits, etc.
3. The original FS-240, or
A replacement FS-240, or
A notarized affidavit stating the whereabouts of the original FS-240