A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) is a formal document certifying the acquisition of United States citizenship at birth for a person born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents who meet the requirements for transmitting citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). United States non-citizen nationals are also eligible for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, using the non-citizen option.
CRBA applications must be made before the child’s 18th birthday. We recommend that parents apply for the CRBA as soon as possible after the child’s birth.
To apply, your child must have been born in Nicaragua and you must travel to the U.S. Embassy for the in-person interview.
To be eligible to apply for a CRBA online, you MUST answer all the following criteria with YES.
If any of the above statements do not apply to you, you MUST apply by completing a paper application (DS-2029).
You can now apply for a CRBA electronically at the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua! This new online feature allows U.S. citizen parents to complete a CRBA application online, upload all required documents, and submit payment prior to the in-person interview.
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Important Information about fees, appointments, and more.
Note: If you prefer to submit a paper-based application, please follow post procedures.
Passport applications and Social Security Card applications must be completed and submitted separately.