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Electronic Consular Report of Birth Abroad (eCRBA) Application Procedure

A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) is an official document certifying the acquisition of U.S. citizenship or non-citizen nationality (“nationality”) at birth of a person born abroad to a U.S. citizen (or non-citizen national) parent or parents. Applicants can submit a paper DS-2029 application, OR electronically through eCRBA, an online solution accessible on a desktop/laptop, mobile phone, or a tablet.

Using eCRBA is faster, more efficient, and allows for multiple steps to be completed through the same platform. Additionally, applicants can check the status of their application, submit secure correspondence, as well as view and manage messages.

Apply for eCRBA at MyTravel.state.gov:

  1. Register for an account at MyTravel.state.gov, and/or sign in.
  2. Qualify for eCBRA by answering Yes/No ‘Establish Eligibility’ questions. If you qualify, you will be able to continue to the eCRBA application. (You can also click on available links to learn more about the questions or an alternative option if not qualified for online application.)
  3. The online application will ask you to upload all required documents, all of which need to be presented on the day of the interview in original form. It is recommended to have these ready while filling out the application. The required documents may include but are not limited to:
    a. Evidence of birth (typically, the original local birth certificate for the child)
    b. Proof of U.S. nationality for the transmitting parent(s) (typically, a U.S. passport or birth certificate)
    c. Parents’ valid photo IDs
    d. Documentary evidence of parents’ marriage(s) (may include marriage, divorce or death certificate)
    e. Financials Support and/or Legal Relationship (for children born out-of-wedlock or court ordered support)
    f. A scanned and notarized Form DS-5507 (for children born out-of-wedlock)
    g. Proof of U.S. presence (e.g. bank, employment, school or tax records, rent receipts, etc.)
  4. Begin filling out the online application. On the left side of the screen, you will see the steps of the application process. As you proceed through the steps, you will be able to navigate around the application and see your progress. You may go back to previous sections, attach files, and edit as needed.
  5. Once the application is complete, you can pay for CRBA service via Pay.gov using a credit card or bank account on the Pay & Submit Application page.
    a. At this point, you will need to certify a list of declarations.
    b. You will also see ‘Your CRBA Fee’ which is related to the number of CRBA applications which are submitted.
    c. Once all is reviewed, click the ‘Pay’ button to submit the CRBA application for review. (Pay.gov accepts MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, and Discover. Customers paying with a U.S. bank account will need to provide routing and account numbers.)
  6. Schedule your CRBA Interview. After payment, you will be directed to a Confirmed Submission page. CRBA appointments in Tanzania cannot be scheduled through MyTravelGov. Please allow 72 hours between payment submission and your request for a CRBA interview appointment to allow time for the payment to be processed. You should email drsacs@state.gov to schedule an appointment. Reminder: You must bring all original documents and your child to the interview.