Birth

As U.S. citizen parent(s), you should report your child’s birth abroad as soon as possible to the U.S. Embassy to establish an official record of the child’s claim to U.S. citizenship at birth.  The official record will be the Consular Report of Birth Abroad Form FS-240 which is a basic United States citizenship document.

In order to register your child (under age 18) as a U.S. citizen, the U.S. citizen parent(s) must meet certain physical presence in the United States requirements.   Physical presence is counted as the time the U.S. citizen parent(s) was actually physically within the borders of the United States or its outlying possessions prior to the birth of the child.

You will need to book an appointment via our online appointment system, and apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), U.S. passport and Social Security number for your child.  All three applications are accepted in the same CRBA appointment.  Please click below to carefully review our Consular Report of Birth Abroad webpages, and to learn more about what you require for your Embassy appointment.

Do you live far from Dublin and need to apply for U.S. citizenship for your children or renew a U.S. passport? You may wish to book an appointment for a location closer to you – please visit our Consular Outreach Nationwide web page for further information – we will be in Limerick city on 7 & 8 November 2018!