Report of Birth Abroad
Application for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, First U.S. Passport, and Social Security Number for Your Child
A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (commonly referred to as CRBA) is a document issued by the U.S. Consulate reflecting the birth abroad of a child who acquired U.S. citizenship at birth. It is acceptable as proof of U.S. citizenship for all legal purposes.
If your child has a potential claim to U.S. citizenship, it will be necessary for the U.S. citizen parent(s) to submit an application for a "Consular Report of Birth of an American Citizen Abroad" before a consular officer. If your child is eligible for a Report of Birth, a passport may be obtained at the same time for an additional fee. U.S. citizens may often transmit citizenship to their children born abroad, but the transmission requirements vary depending on when the child was born and the marital status of the U.S. citizen parent. Please view a summary of transmission requirements under U.S. immigration law.
The application (Form DS-2029) must be submitted by a U.S. citizen parent before the child's 18th birthday. We encourage parents to document their child's citizenship as soon as possible after the birth. A passport application for the child may be submitted at the same time.
The process for scheduling an appointment for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad includes completion of a checklist followed by completion of Form DS-2029. Once completed, we ask that you send us an email attaching the checklist and DS-2029 to us in order to schedule an appointment. Please pay careful attention to the instructions below!
The child must be physically present at the appointment.
If you have any questions about documents or the process, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call us at +212 (0)522 642099.
How to schedule a CRBA appointment:
Prior to requesting an appointment at CRBACasablanca@state.gov, you must:
- Download, print, and complete the CRBA Checklist. Please review the individual items carefully and check them off as you complete them.
- Complete a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, Form DS-2029. Do not sign.
- Application for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), Form DS-2029 (PDF file) Please click here for an example of a correctly completed DS-2029
- Gather supporting evidence (marriage certificate, birth certificate, physical presence documents, etc.), which may be found at the CRBA Checklist. As you complete the items on the checklist, please check the corresponding box.
- Complete a passport application, Form DS-11. Do not sign. Application for a U.S. Passport, Form DS-11
- Complete the SS-5 application for Social Security registration.
Once the above steps have been completed, please send an email to CRBACasablanca@state.gov with the subject line: “Request for CRBA appointment – [NAME OF YOUR CHILD].” Please include a scanned copy of the DS-2029 and completed CRBA Checklist with your appointment request. Appointments will not be granted without these scanned and completed documents.
Note: Each child requiring a CRBA will need a separate appointment, though you may send all the information and documentation in one email.
Additional Required Documents
- One (1) original Moroccan birth certificate in French from the
city hall (Commune Urbaine) of the child's place of birth. This
document must be requested within one month of the child's date of birth;
- Hospital records documenting the birth, prenatal records documenting doctor's visits during the pregnancy, sonograms;
- Moroccan Family book, if applicable.
- Photocopies of the U.S. Consular Report of Birth Abroad issued by a U.S. Consulate/Embassy to your previous child(ren), if applicable.
If the U.S. parent will not be in Morocco and present at the appointment, the following are required from him/her:
- Statement of Consent, form DS-3053 (PDF File), notarized by a notary public in the U.S., or by a U.S. Consular Officer at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
- Copies of
all the pages of the U.S. passport and clear copies of all pages of any and all
passports in his/her possession.
Picking up the Consular Report of Birth Abroad and the U.S. Passport.
Approved Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and U.S. passports are usually ready for pick up two weeks following the final adjudication.
U.S. Citizen Services Hours
The U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca, Morocco, provides routine consular services by appointment to all U.S. citizens visiting or resident in Morocco.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR PASSPORT, BIRTH, NOTARY OR OTHER SERVICES.
Telephone inquiries and emergency services are from 8:00 to 17:00 Monday through Friday at (212) 0522-64-20-99. Our fax number is (212) 0522-29-77-01. For after-hour emergencies, please call (212) 661-13-19-39. DURING RAMADAN, PHONE HOURS WILL BE FROM 8:00 TO 13:00.