Eligibility for a CRBA

Applicants coming to the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy cannot bring large personal electronic devices to the Embassy. Those items include but are not limited to: laptops, iPads, tablet devices, handheld gaming devices, cameras, and digital watches.  The Embassy local guard force cannot store laptops and large electronic devices for customers. Please make arrangements to leave large devices elsewhere before arriving at the U.S. Embassy to avoid inconveniences. 

All citizenship applicants are seen by appointment only.  Book an appointment when you have assembled all the following, required documents.

Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240) (CRBA):  U.S. citizen parents may transmit their citizenship to a child born outside of the U.S. In order to obtain a CRBA, please review and print the CRBA checklist (PDF – 200 KB) and apply by appointment in person, Monday to Friday, except on Indonesian/U.S. holidays. Please expect 2 hours of initial in-person processing by the parent(s). Complete applications will be processed and the CRBA will be ready for pick-up after 2 weeks. Incomplete applications will not be processed until you provide all required documents.  Civil records must bear the original seal, stamp or signature of the official government custodian of that record. Certified true copies, hospital or religious records, notarized or illegible copies are unacceptable.

Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240) is only available if the child was born overseas, is under 18, and outside of the U.S. 

The following list is not all inclusive and we may request further evidence as necessary:

  • Application for Consular Report of Birth (DS-2029 form – PDF 420KB), follow these instructions.
  • Child’s official birth certificate stating the child’s full name, both parents’ names, date/place of birth, and date of registration;
  • Parents’ marriage certificate, if married;
  • Evidence of parents’ U.S. citizenship and identity. Either a valid or an expired U.S. passport, U.S. birth certificate  or U.S. naturalization certificate;
  • Parents’ current ID containing personal data and photo;
  • Mother’s prenatal records (optional);
  • Divorce decrees or death certificates terminating any prior marriages of the parents;
  • Application Fee.  We do not accept USD cash.  Please pay in Indonesian Rupiah cash, or credit card. see Current Information on Passport Fees.
  • Proof of parent(s)’ required physical presence in the U.S. before the child’s birth, for a certain period of time as required by law.
  • Typed or printed statement, signed and dated by the applicant, listing the parents’ names and places/dates of U.S. physical presence.
  • Any document not in English must be accompanied by a complete, signed and dated translation annotated:  “I certify that this is a true and complete translation from x language to English”.  Notarization is not needed.
  • Photocopy of each document for each child, or USD 1 per document that we photocopy.
  • If evidence is inconsistent we may offer relationship DNA testing, see instructions.
  • To apply for a Social Security Number