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.
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October 1, 2013 - Operation in the absence of appropriationsEven in the absence of a current fiscal year
budget, the American Embassy in Apia is continuing visa services and other operations.
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