One can become a U.S. Citizen through a variety of means—birth in the United States, birth abroad to a U.S. citizen parent, or through the naturalization process. For all of these, a specific series of legal requirements must be met. At the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Germany, we can provide certification of U.S. citizenship for eligible individuals born abroad to U.S. citizen parents. Our Consulate in Frankfurt also processes Certificates of Loss of Nationality for those U.S. citizens who would like to give up their U.S. citizenship or believe that they have expatriated themselves.
URGENT COVID-19 UPDATE
The U.S. Embassy in Berlin and consulates in Germany are now able to offer a very limited number of appointments for passports and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad. We are not able to offer call-in hours at this time but will answer your email promptly. If you need an emergency passport for immediate international travel or for reasons relating to immigration, please contact the embassy or consulate nearest you.
Passport processing centers in the United States have resumed operations. If you have previously applied for a passport or Consular Report of Birth Abroad, your documents should be produced soon and we are working to get them to you as quickly as possible. The U.S. Embassy in Berlin and consulates in Germany have resumed processing mail-in passport applications for routine renewal. Please click here for instructions.
U.S. embassies and consulates are still able to print emergency passports. If you have an immediate need to travel and have a confirmed flight to the United States, please email Berlin, Frankfurt, or Munich and request an emergency passport appointment.
Please visit this website for further updates.
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please click on the appropriate service below:
Consular Report of Birth Abroad (under age 18)
Claims to U.S. Citizenship (over age 18)
Loss of Nationality
If you would like more copies of your Certificate of Birth Abroad (CRBA), amend it or need an Apostille, please click here.