Step-By-Step Guide


Here’s a simple step-by-step guide on the procedure for obtaining a Consular Report of Birth Abroad.

1.  Print the  Consular Report of Birth Checklist – Official website link.

2.  Complete – DS-11 Passport Application – Official website link.

*** IMPORTANT:  If one parent cannot attend the 2nd interview that parent must sign a Consent Form DS-3053 - Available Online. (Their link is broken at this time of post)

3.  Complete Form DS-2029 Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA).  Official website link. (Their link is broken at the time of post)

4.  Complete Form DS-5507 - Affidavit of Physical Presence.  Official website link.

(TIP) – MAKE SURE TO ACCURATELY DOCUMENT YOUR TRAVEL DATES IN ORDER AS REFLECTED IN ALL YOUR PASSPORTS (YOUR CURRENT PASSPORT AND ALL THE EXPIRED ONES) INACCURACIES AT THE INTERVIEW CAN LEAD TO A RESCHEDULING OF INTERVIEW.

***IMPORTANT***

** DO NOT SIGN DS-5507 – AGAIN DO NOT SIGN DS-5507 UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD BY THE INTERVIEWING OFFICER.

** IF THE US CITIZEN PARENT WILL NOT ATTEND THE 2ND INTERVIEW THE DS-5507 MUST BE SIGNED AND NOTARIZED BY A US NOTARY.

5.  Make your appointment for the U.S. Embassy Consular facility in Santo Domingo online by clicking here.

*** IMPORTANT:  MAKE SURE TO PRINT THE CONFIRMATION PAGE AND TAKE IT WITH YOU TO THE 1ST INTERVIEW – IT IS YOUR ADMISSION TICKET INTO THE FACILITY***

6.  Gather all of the required documents, listed here, for your interview.  Place them in a folder to keep them nice and neatly organized.

 

I have provided two links where possible to all the documents. One is for the official government website where the document is located.  The second link is to a locally stored copy of the document in case the official website is down the moment said file should be needed.

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