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 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 record.
STEP ONE: Materials Needed for a Complete File
Three different application forms:
- one for the report of birth — DS-2029;
- one for the passport— DS-11 (passport application must be filled in online, and not by hand);
- one for the U.S. social security card — SS-5.
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.
STEP TWO: Each application needs to be completed and submitted with specific documents as detailed in these instructions.
Security at the Embassy
For security reasons, do not bring luggage including large backpacks, laptop computers, or large cameras. Security guards will hold small tourist cameras and cell phones until your departure, but there is no storage available for other items — please do not bring them to the Embassy.
Passport and Citizenship Unit
4, avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris Cedex 08