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Consular Report Of Birth Abroad

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.

Eligibility Requirements 

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.


How to Apply Online in 6 Steps

6 Steps

  1. Sign in or create a MyTravelGov account here. (To create a new account scroll to the bottom at the link.) You can watch this helpful video about creating an account.
  2. Access the eCRBA portal from MyTravelGov and submit your application there. The website provides you with step-by-step instructions to complete the application. Further instructions can be found here.
  3. Review the required documents for the CRBA application using this checklist.
  4. Pay via Pay.gov as directed.
  5. Schedule your appointment as directed. Schedule your appointment at least 72 hours after payment to provide time for your payment to process prior to your appointment.
  6. Attend your in-person interview on your appointment date with your original documents and their single-sided photocopies. Original documents will be returned to you.

Need Help? 

  • For questions see our FAQs.

If You Are Not Eligible for eCRBA