I have family members who have children who were born on military bases outside the United States. It makes a difference if the person was born on base or off base. If the child was born off base, you would need to find out where the child was born and request a birth certificate from the country. Worth noting the child is an American citizen as long as certain requirements are met by one or both parents – https://military.findlaw.com/family-employment-housing/military-children-born-abroad.html regardless if they were born on base or off base. Over the years, the requirements have changed so in some situations different laws would apply.
How to Replace or Amend a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA): https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/records-and-authentications/requesting-a-vital-record-as-a-u-s–citizen/replace-amend-CRBA.html.
How to Replace or Amend a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)
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A child born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents may acquire U.S. citizenship at birth if certain requirements are met. A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA, or Form FS-240) is a document that certifies a child acquired U.S. citizenship at birth.
Who can replace or amend a Consular Report of Birth Abroad:
- The individual listed on the birth record (if age 18 or older)
- A parent (for minors under age 18) or legal guardian
- An authorized government agency, or
- A person with written authorization from the individual listed on the birth record
On January 3, 2011, the U.S. Department of State began issuing a new Consular Report of Birth Abroad form (FS-240). You may request multiple copies of this document at any time. As of December 31, 2010, the Certificate of Report of Birth (DS-1350) is no longer issued. All previously issued FS-240 and DS-1350 documents are still valid for proof of identity, citizenship, and other legal purposes.
How to Replace a CRBA
How to Amend a CRBA
To check the status of your request, call 202-485-8300.