U.S. Consular Reports of Birth Abroad

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  • Hello I have a question, how can I know the status of my son's US Consular report of birth abroad? Do i need to call a number if so what is the number or email? Please reply asap. Thank you for your time. Have a great day.

  • @Marvin Alcantara

    Hi Marvin,

    To inquire about the status your son's Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) application, please email acsinfomanila@state.gov. If you would prefer to contact them by phone or by letter, please use the contact information on the website below.

    I hope that helps.

    Sincerely, Admin CONS2


  • Hello i'm Marvin Alcantara father of Jakob Isaak Kapa Alcantara, i called the american citizen services earlier for my child's status on his CRBA, but i couldn't here what the person said. i'm calling from hawaii. Can you guys tell me the status of my childs CRBA If it's possible here on this page. Or i really have to call? please rply back, thank you again

  • @Marvin Alcantara

    Hi Marvin,

    It is not possible, or prudent, to post this information in a public forum. Please call or email to get a status update on your case. By email, please contact ACSInfoManila@State.gov. To call or send a letter, please use the information on the website below.

    Sincerely, Admin CONS2


  • ok thanks have great day.

  • Hello just want to ask how do I get my Certificate of Naturalization because I went to the immigration but they don't have form N-550 the application for Cetificate of Naturalization and I really need it for CRBA ( Consolate Report of Birth Abroad) to get my daughter here in the US and my wife's interview is on June 8 2012 and we are having problem to bring our daugther here in the US because of that Certificate of Naturalization oh and i'm a US Citizen naturalized by my father and do I really need my Certificate of Naturalization or I can use my Father's Certificate of Naturalization?


  • Good Morning, I will be going in the morning to report my daughter being born here in the philippines. i was wondering can i apply also for SSN for her the same day or do i have to wait. thank you

  • Hi David,

    You cannot apply for the social security number until you have documented proof of citizenship. You can speak with SSA at window 17 after your CRBA interview and get the application form however. They can inform you whether a second personal appearance is necessary. We hope that helps.

    Sincerely, Admin CONS2

  • Hello good morning, i would like to say thank you for your help..we apply for her Citizenship, how long does it take for the CRBA to come in... thank you...

  • @US Embassy

    I have a couple of questions related to the CRBA:

    1. How long will it take to get after the CRBA the interview?

    2. Do we have to have a CRBA in hand before we can apply for a passport or is approval during the interview enough to begin the passport application process?

    3. How long after applying for the passport will it be available?

    Thank you for taking the time to help answer these questions.


  • ED, after you apply for the CRBA in about a hour after you apply you can have your interview. You can apply for the passport at the same time, the process will take 3 to 4 weeks. they will deliever it by Air21.

  • @David Miller, thanks for the quick response. That's about the time frame I was expecting from reading other Embassy websites.

  • Hello good day,

    i would just like to make an inquiry if can pass my son's CRBA application here in the US consular office in cebu? I would really appreciate a reply..

    thank you.

  • Hello,

    I was wondering if someone can help me with a question pertaining to submitting proof of being abroad. I worked in Scotland and China for my employer in 2003/2004 and I have the visa and stamps to prove it. When I told Human Resources that I needed a written statement explaining why I was in those countries they told me that don't have the records anymore. They said they only hold on to them for fours years. And since then they use a different process as well. My question is how can I explain that at the interview? Or do I need to go back nine years? The other stamps are for vacations. Thanks

  • Hello Good Day,

    I would like to ask a few question regarding my daughter CRBA and Passport. My husband can't come with me to the Phil. to apply the papers of my daughter passport and CRBA. Can my husband just bring the papers to Legal Office(JAG) to notarizes and then he just gonna sign it there.And can you please tell all the document that i need bring it back to the Embassy.I would really appreciate for your reoly.

    Thank you.

  • I want to ask, what if my husband can't go with me on the interview for CRBA cause he's in the US, does the US embassy allow me to do all the necessary stuff? Btw, i'll be holding his passport and id's in case they needed it.. Any comment/suggestions?

  • Hi,

    I am on your appointment website for CBRA and the soonest schedule I can get is July. Here is our situation, we are based in the US and just came here to deliver the baby, I am due end of March. My husband is a US citizen and I am a US Permanent Resident. We can no longer afford to wait for until July, is there any way we can get a schedule or appointment in April? Is your appointment portal just the only way to do the CBRA? How long will it take if in case we get an appointment this April including the passport application. I would really appreciate your response or advise.


    Maruja Linder

  • What are the possible questions asked during CRBA interviews?

  • Yes call the embassy the hotline is open from 2:30-4 PM. We got approved right away and got the passports of our twins in 2 wks. Just make sure all the docs are complete.

  • Good morning, I'm applying for my daughter's Passport. she been reported beening born abroad but we didn't get SSN at that time.On the DS-11 form we need a SSN number to apply for her Passport...what can i do our appointment is in 3 weeks... thank you

  • gud morning...we're planning to apply for my son's crba. id like to ask wat year of w2s needed (transmission requirement) if my son was born year 2010?

    thank you!

  • hi! i am married with american and we will have our 1st baby on april 2014. we will apply for spousal visa soon. now, we want to know the process and how long it will take to process the crba? we are afraid that our visa will be expired before we get the crba approval for our baby.

    hope for ur fast reply..thank u very much!

  • hello please we would like to know when is the soonest possible date for CRBA appointment we already have gathered the documents and i will be having my interview soon on immigrant visa we want to apply for my 5 month old babys passport as soon as possible. please there is no open slots yet ..

  • U.S. Embassy, Manila Philippines:

    Is it safe to schedule the K1 visa interview 3 weeks after the CRBA and passport appointment? I am hoping I will get the CRBA and passport result in 2 weeks. Please advise as I plan to schedule my interview appointment now. Thank you very much.

  • My son has a Philippine passport and was approved for his CRBA last week. Once we get his US passport is there anything else we need to do before we depart? Will his US passport have an "entry stamp" to the Philippines? Will there be any issues at the exiting airport when we depart? I will have both passports for him, which one do we use for exit?

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