First-Time Report of Birth Abroad
First-Time Report of Birth Abroad
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Please read all information on this page to ensure you understand the application process, including making an appointment and preparing documents for the interview.
PLEASE NOTE: If you do not bring the required documentation, we will be obliged to suspend processing of the application and you will be required to schedule another appointment.
Application Requirements for CRBA
Click the CRBA CHECKLIST here for the list of the required fees, forms and supporting documents for a CRBA application.
At the time of your CRBA interview, you will be asked to present the fees and documents listed on the CRBA checklist. To assist with your preparation, please download, print out and complete the CRBA checklist. Bring it with you to your interview appointment along with the required fees and forms and supporting documents.
Upon approval of the CRBA, many parents wish to apply at once for the child's first passport. Parents interested in taking advantage of this convenient opportunity should review the information on applying for a first-time passport for a child under the age of 16 by clicking here.
Book An Appointment
Once you have gathered all the documents listed on the CRBA checklist, you are ready to Book an Appointment.
U.S. Embassy Manila has an online appointment system for applications for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and claims to U.S. citizenship. After gathering all required documentation, you may schedule an appointment for an in-person interview.
The child must be present a the interview. Both parents are strongly encouraged to accompany the child.
On the day of your appointment, please arrive at the Embassy at least 30 minutes before your appointment time. When you arrive at the American Citizens Services area, wait for your q-matic number to flash on the screen and be ready with your appointment confirmation printout, the CRBA checklist, and supporting documents and fee.
Please be aware that you must have a separate CRBA appointment slot for each of the children for whom you are applying. Please make only one appointment for each child. The children may be scheduled on the same date as long as each child has his/her own slot and individual appointment confirmations. As there are many people seeking appointments, we ask you to please cancel your appointment if you will be unable to come to the Embassy.
If there are multiple appointments made for the same child/applicant, the Embassy will cancel all but one appointment and will cancel all subsequent appointments if you do not show up for that appointment.
Use a valid e-mail address and contact number and print your appointment confirmation.
Select the service "Report the birth abroad of a child of a U.S. citizen" (3rd button) on the appointment system.
The American Citizen Services section does not process requests for children's social security numbers. Although there is a reference to obtaining a social security number on the appointment system, Embassy Manila has a separate Social Security Administration office. Click here to view the Social Security Administration website.
Consular Report of Birth Abroad (under 18 years old) - $100
First-time U.S. passport (under 16 years old) - $105
First-time U.S. passport (16 years old and above) - $135
DS-2029 - Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad
DS-11 - Application for U.S. Passport
Note: Please ignore pages one and two of the printed instruction pages, as they do not apply when applying for your passport in the Philippines.
DS-5507 - Affidavit of Parentage, Physical Presence and Support
DS-3053 - Statement of Consent for Passport Issuance for Children Under the Age of 16
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