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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The online calendar for scheduling appointments will open Tuesday January 22nd from 2:30pm Apia date and time until all available slots have been filled. Please do not call or email the Embassy for an appointment, any slots that become available via cancellation will be released automatically into the online calendar. [more details]
US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa David Huebner announced today the United States was providing a further US$100,000 (NZ$119,000) to the Samoa Red Cross Society for immediate cyclone relief efforts.
“With thousands of people displaced and many homes destroyed, we’re committed to doing what we can to help our friends in Samoa,” Ambassador Huebner said.The US$100,000 in funds was in addition to the US$50,000 announced on Friday evening.
The additional funds were being provided to the Samoan Red Cross for emergency support to families with damaged or destroyed homes while the Government of Samoa sought longer term solutions. [read statement] [how to donate]
December 15, 2012 - US Ambassador Announces Disaster Relief Funds for Samoa
US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa David Huebner announced on Friday that the United States was providing USD $50,000 (NZD $60,000) to the Samoa Red Cross Society for immediate cyclone relief efforts.
"Working with the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, today I am authorizing the immediate release of USD $50,000 to support on-going disaster recovery efforts in Samoa.
"We remain in close contact with the Samoan Government as they continue to assess their needs."