Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)

A Consular Report of Birth (CRBA) is evidence of United States citizenship. It is issued to children born abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s) 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. For applicants older than 18 who have never been issued a CRBA, refer to Possible Derivative Claim to U.S. Citizenship.


New Online CRBA Application

Submitting a CRBA application at the U.S. Consulate in Sydney?  From March 29, 2019,  you can use our secure online CRBA system to complete the application form, upload your documents and even pay the CRBA fee!  While you will still need to come to the Consulate with your child to sign the application with one of our consular officers, the online CRBA system aims to streamline and simplify the process for eligible applicants.  Learn more about the online CRBA system.