Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA)
General information about applying for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad is located on the Embassy’s website: https://br.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/citizenship-services/
Answer: CRBA or passport services for the child’s sibling(s)
A separate application is required for each child that is applying for a service. We will schedule the siblings for the same date and time.
Answer: Passport services for the child’s parent(s)
If your own passport service requires an in-person appearance, you will need to book a separate an appointment in your own name. Please, inform us by e-mail and we will do our best to schedule your passport appointment for the same date and time as your CRBA appointment.
In general, to apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), you must:
- Fill out the appropriate application form;
- Provide supporting documents;
- Provide a photo;
- Pay the appropriate application fee; and
- Schedule an appointment.
Step-by-step application instructions, including information about applications forms, fee payment, photograph requirements, required supporting documents and how to submit your application are provided on the Embassy website: https://br.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/citizenship-services/
You cannot schedule an interview appointment online for a consular report of birth abroad (CRBA) in Brazil.
Effective July, 2023 you will be able to apply for a CRBA electronically in Brazil. This new online feature allows U.S. citizen parents to complete a CRBA application online, upload all required documents, and submit payment prior to the in-person interview.
To be eligible to apply for a CRBA online, you MUST answer all the following criteria with YES.
- Was the child born in Brazil?
- Is the child under the age of 18?
- Was at least one parent a U.S. citizen or U.S. non-citizen national when the child was born?
- Can you use a credit/debit card or a direct payment method from a U.S. dollar denominated bank account (also known as “ACH”) to pay online for your Consular Report of Birth Abroad application?
- Are you a biological parent of a child born abroad who is applying for that child?
If any of the above statements do not apply to you, you MUST apply by completing a paper application (DS-2029).
For additional information please visit: https://br.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/citizenship-services/
If you believe that your child has a claim to U.S. citizenship you may apply for a CRBA and first U.S. passport in Brazil . After your child’s appointment in Brazil , we will forward the CRBA application to the Embassy or Consulate with jurisdiction over your child’s birthplace. Therefore, processing will take longer than normal. You will be advised further during the appointment.
Additional information on CRBA eligibility is available at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/while-abroad/birth-abroad.html
The Embassy does not keep copies of CRBA certificates on file. However, you may apply for a copy of a CRBA certificate through the Department of State in the United States.
Please visit https://travel.state.gov and go to “How to Replace or Amend a Consular Report of Birth Abroad”
Children born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent may have a claim to U.S. citizenship. A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) is a certificate that serves as official evidence of U.S. citizenship issued to a child under the age of 18 who was born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent(s). It documents that the child acquired U.S. citizenship at birth.
Information about transmission requirements and application instructions are provided on the following website: https://br.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/citizenship-services/
We do not provide routine status updates for applications within the standard processing timeframe (3-4 weeks). If you/your child submitted an application for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad and passport and it has been more than the standard processing time, you may contact the U.S. Embassy at: the U.S. Embassy or Consulate location where you applied.
Visit the following link for contact information: https://br.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/contact-information-working-hours-appointments/
If you live in Brazil and have questions about the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) in Lisbon, Portugal. For more information, please visit their website .
You may contact FBU Lisbon by email FBU.Lisbon@ssa.gov (please include your name, date of birth, phone number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, and your question).
General information on SSA services for people living outside the United States can be found at https://www.ssa.gov/foreign/index.html .