This is the document that establishes citizenship for children born outside the country of which they are citizens. It serves as the equivalent of a birth certificate for children born in their own country. The consular report of birth is obtained from the local consulate or embassy.

The precise documents needed to support the application vary from country to country, depending on its citizenship requirements. Generally, consular reports of birth are obtained by bringing documentation to prove:
  • the date, time and location of birth (usually the local country's birth certificate)
  • the parents' marriage certificate, if they are married
  • evidence of the parental citizenship which forms the basis of the child's claim

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