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Report Birth Abroad

U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad, First Passport, and U.S. Social Security Applications

If you are a U.S. citizen and the parent of a child born out of the United States, you will need to document your child’s U.S. citizenship with a Consular Report of Birth Abroad:

  • A Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. citizen is only issued to a child who acquired U.S. citizenship at birth and who is generally under the age of 18 at the time of the application.
  • A Consular Report of Birth Abroad is a formal document certifying the acquisition of U.S. citizenship at birth by a person born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent(s); in other words, it is proof of U.S. citizenship. 

Before you schedule your appointment at the Embassy, please complete all the required forms.  We will need to see original documents and will also need to receive from you copies of the originals that will be kept as part of your child's record.

Materials Needed for a Complete File

Three different application forms:

  1. one for the report of birth — DS-2029;
  2. one for the passport— DS-11* (passport application must be filled in online, and not by hand);
  3. one for the U.S. social security card — SS-5.

Each application needs to be completed and submitted with specific documents as detailed in these instructions.

One set of supporting documents with each application

One Chronopost envelope for France métropolitaine (available at all French post offices);

One online appointment for children and parents.  Please note that the child or children must be present at the interview.


$100 (90 Euro) payable in dollars or Euros for the Consular Report of Birth.  

$105 (95 Euro) payable in dollars or Euros for the minor’s passport.

Security at the Consulate General

We strongly advise that you do not bring large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages to the Consular Section as there are no storage facilities on Consulate grounds. Security guards will hold small tourist cameras and cell phones until your departure, but there is no storage available for any other large items — please do not bring them at the time of your appointment.

Embassy Security

  • Embassy Security

    Security at the Embassy:

    Many items are strictly forbidden on the Embassy grounds.  No food or drinks allowed. Electronic items (anything with a power plug or battery), large bags, suitcases and luggage are prohibited: there are no storage facilities on Embassy grounds.  Service animals with documentation are allowed entry. Applicants who do not follow these instructions will experience considerable delays at the security check point which could result in the cancellation of the appointment.

    Applicants Only:  Only persons seeking consular services  who have made an online appointment will be admitted to the Embassy.   All requests to add names of persons for appointments (witnesses, persons accompanying a disabled person etc.) must be entered on the online appointment form.  For all enquiries please refer to our contact page.