The U.S. Embassy and our Consulates can help with the following child and family matters:
Two-Parent Consent for Passports
Parental consent is required for U.S. passport applications for children under the age of sixteen. Further details can be found on our passport page.
Births & Eligibility for a Consular Report of Birth
A child born outside the United States to a U.S. citizen parent or parents may be eligible for U.S. citizenship if the parent(s) meets the requirements for transmitting U.S. citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act. U.S. citizens eligible to transmit citizenship are required to file for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA).
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