Immigration Services for U.S. Citizens
Children Born Outside the U.S.
A U.S. citizen child who is born outside the U.S. must apply for a U.S. passport at an American Embassy prior to his/her first visit to the U.S. This application is generally filed concurrently with an application for a “Consular Report of Birth Abroad,” since both applications require a personal interview. The Report is official evidence of U.S. citizenship issued to a person under age 18, who was born abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s) and acquired U.S. citizenship at birth.
It generally takes 4-6 weeks to schedule an interview with American Citizen Services Section at the American Embassy, and may vary by season. Advance planning is extremely important. Click on the following link to learn more about passports for children born outside the U.S.