MyTravelGov

 

Welcome to MyTravelGov!

MyTravelGov is the latest innovation of the Department of State’s consular systems.  This portal allows eligible U.S. citizens and nationals to create secure accounts and access consular services.

New Online CRBA Application Feature!

Parents of children born in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and Mexico can now apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) electronically at the following consulates within their child’s country of birth: Paris, Toronto, FrankfurtSydneyTokyo, and Mexico City.  This new process allows U.S. citizen parents to complete an online CRBA application, upload all required documents, and submit payment prior to the in-person interview.

A CRBA documents that a child born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents is a U.S. citizen at birth when certain statutory requirements are met.  United States non-citizen nationals may also be eligible for a CRBA using the non-citizen national option.

We recommend that parents apply for the CRBA as soon as possible after the child’s birth.  All CRBA applications must be made before the child’s 18th birthday.

To be eligible to apply for a CRBA online, you must meet all the following criteria:

Criteria

  • The child must have been born outside of the United States or its outlying possessions.
  • The child must be under the age of 18.
  • At least one parent was a U.S. citizen or U.S. non-citizen national at the time the child was born.
  • The parents cannot have used *Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to conceive the child for whom they are seeking a Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
  • Payment for the CRBA application must be made online via direct payment from a U.S. bank account (also known as “ACH transaction”) or with a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover)
  • The individual applying for the CRBA must be a biological parent or legal guardian of the child born abroad.

  • *The American Bar Association Model Act (ABA Model Act) defines 'Assisted Reproduction’ as ‘a method of causing pregnancy through means other than by sexual intercourse.  It includes, but is not limited to, intrauterine insemination, egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation, in-vitro fertilization and transfer of embryos; and Intracytoplasmic sperm injection.

To apply for a CRBA online, you need to create a MyTravelGov account.  Once you have created an account, completed the application, and submitted your payment, you will be directed to schedule your appointment at the appropriate embassy or consulate.  Please allow 72 hours between payment submission and CRBA interview appointment time to allow for payment processing.

Passport applications and Social Security Card applications must be completed and submitted separately.  Links will be provided at the end of the CRBA application.

Note:  If you are not eligible to use the online application or if you prefer to submit a paper-based application, please follow the procedures available on the website for the embassy or consulate where you reside.