Report Birth Abroad
U.S. citizen parents of a child born in Burma should report the birth to the Consular Office at the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon. The Embassy can help you apply for and receive a Consular Report of Birth Abroad and a U.S. passport. The Report of Birth Abroad is not a birth certificate, but it can often be used in place of one in the United States.
American Citizens can make appointments for Consular Report of Birth Abroad services online at the Embassy’s ACS Online Appointment System. Applications must be submitted in person. We now have special appointment times for this service on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10am.
Comprehensive guidance is provided on the Department of State’s website.
Information needed for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad:
1) The child’s local birth certificate and notarized English translation, if applicable.
2) Proof of citizenship for the U.S. citizen parent(s), such as a passport.
3) Parent’s marriage certificate (if married) and notarized English translation, if applicable.
4) Previous marriage divorce decree or death certificate.
5) Proof of the U.S. citizen parent(s)’s presence or residence in the U.S. at any time before the child’s birth. Documents will vary but some examples are: credit card statements, cell phone records, tax records, school records, and naturalization certificate. For married parents, if only one parent is a U.S. citizen, at least 5 years’ (do not have to be consecutive) residency are required. If both parents are U.S. citizens at the time of the child’s birth, any length period of residency is acceptable. For more details, please contact the Consular Section.
6) A blood relationship must be established between the U.S. citizen parent(s) and child. You may also be asked to undergo DNA testing. More information can be found on the Department of State website under Citizenship and DNA Testing.
7) If parents are unmarried, the U.S. citizen father must agree in writing to support child until 18 years old.
Fee: $100 in USD cash payable at the time of your appointment. The Consular Office accepts U.S. dollars only. Credit cards and other currencies are not accepted.
NOTE: The minor applying for the Consular Report of Birth Abroad should be present the day of the appointment.
Although Burma does not have surrogacy technology, information relating to surrogacy and citizenship can be found here: Important Information for U.S. Citizens Considering the Use of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Abroad
Beginning February 3, 2014, all non-emergency citizen services will require an appointment made through our online scheduling system, which can be found here. We ask that you please plan accordingly. If you come to the Embassy for non-emergency services without an appointment, we will not be able to assist you. These services include passport applications, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, notarials, federal benefits questions, or general inquiries. American Citizens with emergency needs are not required to make an appointment.
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