We stand ready to assist you; however, the biggest obstacle to a quick completion of the CRBA application process is obtaining all of the necessary documents. If you do not bring the appropriate documentation, we will suspend processing of the application, and you may be required to schedule another appointment.
Please read the below information in preparation for your interview. Please prepare ALL the required documentation for the Consular Report of Birth Abroad, your child’s first U.S. passport. These include:
- Online Application’s Summary Page (with 8 digit Online Application Number)
- Application for U.S. Passport (DS-11)
- Form DS-3053 (If one parent is applying)
- Child’s original birth certificate issued by the hospital plus one photocopy;
- Child’s original birth certificate issued by the Local Government: (Cantonment Board/Union Council/CDA) plus one photocopy
- Child’s photographs: Please bring 2 recent color photographs, 2″x 2″, on white background with full front view. ‘Photo shopped’ photos will not be accepted;
- U.S. passport and/or Certificate of Naturalization of US citizen parent(s) or a certified copy* of either.
- Evidence of identity of non-US citizen parent(e.g., Pakistani passport, CNIC or any other Government issued ID);
- Parents’ original marriage certificate/Nikah Nama with notarized English translation with one photocopy of the original and the English translation;
- Original Divorce/Death Certificate and notarized English translation with one photocopy of the original and the certified translation. Rupee paper will not be accepted;
- U.S. Citizen parent’s Evidence of Physical Presence (examples of documentation include the list below – please bring ALL examples with you to the interview to provide conclusive proof of physical presence):
- Wage and tax statements (W-2)
- Rental leases
- Official academic transcripts (from any level of school – elementary, middle or high school, vocational/trade, or college/university)
- Professional licenses
- Vaccination or other medical records
- Property tax records
- Utility bills
- Employment records
- U.S. passport stamps may be considered a part of the evidence submitted, but should not be the sole documentary evidence. Drivers’ licenses do not constitute evidence of physical presence.
- Birth certificates for other U.S.-born children
- If you have other children who have been issued with a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, this may be considered as supplemental evidence
- *U.S. military service records, employment with U.S. Government or certain intergovernmental international organizations; or as a dependent, unmarried child and member of the household of a parent in such service or employment (except where indicated) – may count towards U.S. physical presence even if employed outside the United States
*Certified copies must be notarized by a US notary public or US consular officer. Pakistani notarial will not be accepted;
The fee for CRBA is $100 (To be paid online only).
To calculate the total cost of your new passport click here. (Passport fee will be collected on the day of your appointment in cash/credit card only)
NOTE: You may be asked to provide additional documentation at the time of your interview. By regulation you will have 90 days to submit the requested documentation or the case will be closed for insufficient evidence to establish U.S. citizenship of the applicant. All fees are non-refundable.