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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.

  1. You are the BIOLOGICAL PARENT of the child.
  2. You were a U.S. citizen at the time your child was born.
  3. 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

  • American Citizen Services accepts applicants for Reports of Birth Abroad by appointment on the second floor of the Consular Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil.

    For faster service, 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.

    Appointments are offered Monday through Thursday, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Appointments must be made using our online appointment system, available here.

Consular Fees

  • 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.

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