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Report Birth Abroad

The birth of a child abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s) should be reported as soon as possible to the nearest American consular office to establish an official record of the child's claim to U.S. citizenship at birth. The official record is in the form of a "Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America". This document, referred to as the Consular Report of Birth or FS-240, is considered a basic United States citizenship document. An original FS-240 is furnished to the parent(s) at the time the registration is approved.

To apply for the Consular Report of Birth Abroad, please follow the instructions included within the Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad (DS-2029), and make an appointment to submit the application and related materials online. The fee for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad: $100

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