Consular Report of Birth Abroad (crba)

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What is a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)?

A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) document is issued to a child born to U.S. citizen (parent or parents) in another country.  The parent/parents must meet the requirements to be able to pass on citizenship to their child or children.

CRBA can only be applied to children under the age of 18. Children eighteen years old and older are no longer eligible to receive a CRBA.

Is DNA Testing for CRBA mandatory?

No. DNA testing is voluntary and an Embassy may provide a parent an option to perform a DNA test to prove a biological relationship between the child and parent before a CRBA will be considered. Learn more about the international DNA testing process here.