New Online CRBA Application Feature for Frankfurt

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 BerlinFrankfurt, or Munich and request an emergency passport appointment.

Please visit this website for further updates.

 

You can apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) electronically at the U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt, Germany but will still need to come in-person for the interview. To be eligible for the online application, your child must have been born in GERMANY and meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Was the child born in GERMANY? To be eligible, you must answer YES.
  2. Is the child under the age of 18? To be eligible, you must answer YES.
  3. Was at least one parent a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Non-Citizen National when the child was born? To be eligible, you must answer YES.
  4. Did you use Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) in having your child for whom you are seeking a Consular Report of Birth Abroad? To be eligible, you must answer NO.
  5. Can you use a credit card or a direct payment from your U.S. bank account (also known as “ACH”), to pay online for your CRBA application? To be eligible, you must answer YES.
  6. Are you the biological parent or legal guardian applying for that child born to a U.S. citizen? To be eligible, you must answer YES.

Qualified? Follow these easy steps

  1. Create an account via MyTravelGov, a secured and encrypted portal.
  2. Complete the CRBA application (step-by-step instructions provided).
  3. Upload all of your required documents.
  4. Submit your payment.
  5. Send an email to FrankfurtPassports@state.gov with your child’s name and date of birth and an appointment will be scheduled for you.  Please allow 5 – 6 working days between payment submission and CRBA interview appointment time. This provides time for your payment to be processed.

As a CRBA is not a travel document, it is strongly recommended that you submit an application for the child’s U.S. passport at the same time.  If one parent is unable to accompany the child and the second parent to the consulate for the appointment, we require a notarized, original Statement of Consent (DS-3053) from the absent parent.

Passport applications and Social Security Card applications must be completed and submitted separately.  The passport fee can not be processed online, you will have to pay when you come to the interview. Links will be provided at the end of the CRBA application.

Not qualified? Go to Consular Report of Birth Abroad (under age 18) and follow the instructions to submit a paper application.

 

Last Updated: November 3, 2020