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Consular report of birth abroad (CRBA)

A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) is a formal document certifying the acquisition of United States citizenship at birth for a person born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents who meet the requirements for transmitting citizenship   under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). U.S. non-citizen nationals are also eligible for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, using the non-citizen option.

Important:

  • You can begin the application for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) electronically.
  • After completing your application, you must travel to the U.S. Embassy Antananarivo for the in-person interview.
  • 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. Passport applications must be completed and submitted separately.
  • If you would like to apply for your child’s social security number, contact the Social Security Office  in Paris.

ECRBA Application (Step 1)

This new online process (eCRBA) allows U.S. citizen parents to complete a Consular Report of Birth Abroad application online, upload all required documents, and submit payment prior to the in-person interview.

To begin the online application, you need to create a MyTravelGov    account. MyTravelGov is a secure, encrypted portal. Once you complete the online application and submit payment, you may schedule your appointment at the U.S. Embassy Antananarivo (see STEP 3).

To apply for a CRBA online, you MUST meet all the following criteria:

  • You are applying for an appointment
  • The child was born in Madagascar
  • The child is under the age of 18
  • At least one parent a U.S. citizen or U.S. non-citizen national when the child was born.
  • You can 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?
  • You are a biological parent of the child for whom you are applying for a CRBA

Be prepared for your appointment (Step 2)

Your child must be present at the interview. Both parents must be present for children under 16. If one parent cannot be present, please see the instructions on this page   under #7, “Show Parental Consent.”

You need the following for your appointment:

  • Documentation to prove Transmission of U.S. Citizenship  by parents (originals and one copy)
  • Child’s original Malagasy birth certificate (copie integrale)
  • One copy and original of both parents’ valid Government-issued Photo ID
  • Marriage certificate (copy and original), if applicable
  • Proof of divorce(s) (copy and original), if applicable
  • Prior Report of Birth Abroad for another child from same family (copy and original), if applicable
  • If the applicant (even if an infant) does not have a U.S. Social Security Number, please contact the Social Security Office  in Paris

Schedule an appointment

Please email antanACS@state.gov

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