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Report Birth Abroad
 

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As U.S. citizen parent(s), you should report your child's birth abroad as soon as possible to the U.S. Embassy to establish an official record of the child's claim to U.S. citizenship at birth.

You will need to complete an "Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad", form DS-2029 [PDF]

The official record will be the Consular Report of Birth Abroad, Form FS-240 which is a basic United States citizenship document. An original of this document will be given to you at the time registration is approved.

A Consular Report of Birth can only be prepared at the U.S. Consulate. It cannot be prepared if the child has been taken back into the United States, or, if the person is 18 years of age or older at the time the application is made.

To register the birth of a U.S. child in a foreign country, please call U.S. Embassy, Apia -- Phone +685 21631.

Please be prepared to leave a message on voice mail and we shall respond between 9.00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

If you wish to apply for a Social Security Number for your child when you report the birth, also complete Form DS 2029 - Page 3-7 [PDF] and submit both applications together.

Click here for additional information about United States citizens born abroad who acquire U.S. citizenship at birth.

 

 

Announcements

  • DoS Logo
    March 07, 2014 - Visa Interview Week dates announced
    The United States Embassy in Apia is pleased to announce that it will hold its next Visa Interview Week from March 31st – April 4th, 2014. [click for further details]
  • Dept. State
    January 7, 2014 - U.S. Ambassador says farewell to New Zealand and Samoa.

    I knew when I arrived in Wellington in 2009 that the time would come to depart. What I didn’t know was that my term would fly by so fast. I have been here for more than four years, which is longer than usual, but it really only seems like yesterday that I walked down the street from Camperdown to Vogel House to present my credentials to the Governor-General. [read the blog post

  • DoS Seal
    October 1, 2013 - Operation in the absence of appropriations
    Even in the absence of a current fiscal year
    budget, the American Embassy in Apia is continuing visa services and other operations.
  • State Dept.
    August 15, 2013 - J. William Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Announcement
    Public Notice
    Please be advised that the U.S. Embassy will be closed on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th December due to Tropical Cyclone Evan. All visa interviews and non-emergency American citizen services for these dates have been cancelled until further notice.
    u.s. citizens and nationals are advised to remain informed about conditions from tropical cyclone evan by monitoring local media reports.  for updates from u.s. embassy Apia, please see our website at samoa.usembassy.gov. 
    Faasilasilaga
    E logo atu ma le faaaloalo lava o le a tapunia le ofisa o amerika (U.S. Embassy) i le aso tofi 13 ma le aso faraile 14 tesema ona o le afa o evan. o le a le faataunuuina faatalanoaga mo visa seia logo atu lo outou mamalu i se taimi o i luma.   
    Mo tagatanuu o amerika: 
    Ia utagia fautuaga uma e faasalalau atu i alaleo eseese, nusipepa, ma le tv.  mo nisi faamatalaga siaki ane le upega tafailagi samoa.usembassy.gov  
    The United States Embassy in Apia announces that resident nationals of Samoa are now eligible to apply for the J. William Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program.  The Fulbright Foreign Student Program brings citizens of other countries to the United States for study at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions and offers program participants insight into U.S. society and values.  Successful candidates receive up to three years of graduate-level studies at some of the finest higher learning institutions in the United States.  The Embassy is now accepting applications for study commencing in 2014. [Application and more details]