Applying for Citizenship Overseas

Most children born to U.S. citizens overseas have U.S. citizenship at birth.

Your U.S. Embassy or Consulate can help record your child's birth or adoption.

  • They can prepare a Consular Report of Birth (FS-240)
  • There is a fee for the FS-240
  • They can help you get a passport and Social Security number for your child

Last Updated 7/25/2014

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