A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) certifies the acquisition of U.S. citizenship at birth for a person born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents who meet the requirements to transmit citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Learn more about the CRBA here.
We are now processing all CRBAs as eCRBAs. The e stands for electronic. eCRBAs are submitted online, not on paper.
To apply for a CRBA in Nigeria, your child must be under 18 and must appear in person, preferably with both parents, at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or the U.S. Consulate in Lagos. To see if your child qualifies for U.S. citizenship at birth see Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship at Birth by a Child Born Abroad.