Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications are now online.

eCRBA is an intuitive online system that guides you through completing and submitting CRBA applications online, ensuring the document is accurate and complete, and saving time on the day of the interview. American Citizens can upload supporting documents and pay online, providing them with a new, convenient option for registering their child’s birth.

eCRBA enables cashless payments through Pay.Gov, simplifying payments for many applicants.

A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) is a formal document certifying the acquisition of United States citizenship at birth for a person born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents who meet the requirements for transmitting citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

CRBA applications must be made before the child’s 18th birthday. We recommend that parents apply for the CRBA as soon as possible after the child’s birth.

To be eligible to apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Is the child under the age of 18?
  2. Was at least one parent a U.S. citizen or U.S. non-citizen national when the child was born?
  3. Are you a biological parent of the child born abroad for whom you submit the CRBA application?

Let’s get you started with eCRBA

  1. Register for an account at MyTravelGov.
  2. Complete your eCRBA Scan and upload documents as you go. (Click here.)
  3. Pay the eCRBA fee ($100). Please allow 5 days between when you submit your application and fee payment and when you schedule your appointment time. (Click here.)
  4. Schedule your in-person interview by sending an email to