Reports of Birth Abroad
Documenting your Ecuadorian-born Child as a U.S Citizen
If you are a U.S. citizen and your child was born in Ecuador, you may transmit U.S. citizenship to him/her if the following criteria are met.
- You are the BIOLOGICAL PARENT of the child.
- You were a U.S. citizen at the time your child was born.
- You can submit evidence of your physical presence in the U.S. prior to your child’s birth.
What is a Consular Report of Birth Abroad?
If your child is under 18, was born outside of the United States, and qualifies for U.S. citizenship, your child can be issued a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA). Consular Reports of Birth Abroad serve as primary proof of U.S. citizenship, and are used in the United States like an American birth certificate. A Consular Report of Birth Abroad is acceptable evidence of citizenship for obtaining a U.S. passport.
Consular Reports of Birth Abroad cannot be used to travel. If your child will travel you should also apply for a U.S. passport.
Make an Appointment
Appointments are offered Monday through Thursday. Appointments must be made using our online appointment system, available here.
Please arrive promptly at your scheduled appointment time with your application forms completed, required documentation in order, and an acceptable form of payment for the service. Remember to bring original and copies of all required documentation. Copies made at the Consulate cost $1 per page starting February 2, 2015.
- The fee charged for the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) service is $100. This fee must be paid at the time of interview in cash or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Diner's International). Please note the Consulate cashier cannot accept $100 bills.
All downloadable documents on this page are provided in PDF format. To view PDFs you must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. You may download a free version by clicking the link above.