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Hey all,

I am feeling a little bit lost in this mess. Has anyone here applied for CBRA for their child that was born in Canada? Was this a difficult process or is it relatively quick?

My husband is a USC and I recently got my green card, but circumstances require me to stay in Canada for birth of the baby.

Thanks in advance.

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Not sure where you are located but we got ours at Toronto.

You can find the form here but don't sign it till you are at your appointment

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/156216.pdf

Then make an appointment at the consulate's website. Follow the link and select a day and time.

http://toronto.usconsulate.gov/service/consular-report-of-birth-abroad.html

There's a list of documents you need to bring to the consulate. Long form birth certificate, marriage certificate, a copy of your husband's passport bio page, your ID, and remember to bring proof of physical presence since age 14 (it can be school transcript, years of W2 and such). Last but not least, a self-addressed Xpresspost envelope.

You might want to get a SSN and passport while you are there. I'm not sure why but it took us 1 year to get my son's SSN. They need the SSN to issue his passport.

It was quick enough process. The CRBA came around 2 or 3 months. Good luck!


Our IR-1 Timeline

05/15/2013: Mailed I-130 to Phoenix Lockbox

05/20/2013: I-130 delivered

05/21/2013: NOA1 Priority Date

05/24/2013: Cheque Cashed and received text with MSC number (Initial Review)

06/03/2013: Received Hardcopy NOA1

12/12/2013: Transferred to another office

12/13/2013: Transferred to local office

01/16/2014: NOA2 EMail Notice

01/29/2014: Transferred to NVC

03/16/2014: Notice from NVC

12/16/2014: Paid AOS Fee and submitted DS-261

01/05/2015: Called NVC and DS-261 was incomplete, gave information and wait for IV bill to be generated

01/06/2015: Paid IV Fee

01/16/2015: Submit DS-260 and emailed documents for both AOS and IV

02/18/2015: 2 False checklists received

02/20/2015: Received Confirmation/60 DAY EMAIL

03/14/2015: Received approval letter from NVC (dated Mar 10) regarding "Request for Earlier Priority Date".. which we never did such a thing

03/27/2015: Day 70 - 6.30-7.30 PM EST .... infamous 3n/as appeared!!!!!! CC confirmed by rep at 9:20 PM EST!!

04/22/2015: Received interview letter (email)

04/25/2015: In transit

04/30/2015: Medical

05/14/2015: Interview..APPROVED... ceac said ISSUED!!

05/21/2015: Visa in hand

07/23/2015: POE at YYZ

08/31/2015: Applied for SSN at local office

09/11/2015: Rec'd SSN and GC

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CRBA is much faster than trying to get the proof of Canadian citizenship for children born in the USA to Canadians. :) No worries.


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Thank you both for your reply. I am in the Toronto area.

Is it reasonable to expect to receive the CRBA and passport for the baby within few weeks of our appointment assuming that all our papers and proofs are in order?

It took my son's CRBA to come in the mail in 2-3 months. They won't issue the passport until the CRBA is done. Even the Canadian Birth Certificate took a few weeks to come in the mail. The Canadian passport takes a week unless you have a plane ticket then you can get it the next day. You are looking at a few months to get your baby's passport in hand.

I assume you want to take the baby back to the states within a few weeks with the passport?


Our IR-1 Timeline

05/15/2013: Mailed I-130 to Phoenix Lockbox

05/20/2013: I-130 delivered

05/21/2013: NOA1 Priority Date

05/24/2013: Cheque Cashed and received text with MSC number (Initial Review)

06/03/2013: Received Hardcopy NOA1

12/12/2013: Transferred to another office

12/13/2013: Transferred to local office

01/16/2014: NOA2 EMail Notice

01/29/2014: Transferred to NVC

03/16/2014: Notice from NVC

12/16/2014: Paid AOS Fee and submitted DS-261

01/05/2015: Called NVC and DS-261 was incomplete, gave information and wait for IV bill to be generated

01/06/2015: Paid IV Fee

01/16/2015: Submit DS-260 and emailed documents for both AOS and IV

02/18/2015: 2 False checklists received

02/20/2015: Received Confirmation/60 DAY EMAIL

03/14/2015: Received approval letter from NVC (dated Mar 10) regarding "Request for Earlier Priority Date".. which we never did such a thing

03/27/2015: Day 70 - 6.30-7.30 PM EST .... infamous 3n/as appeared!!!!!! CC confirmed by rep at 9:20 PM EST!!

04/22/2015: Received interview letter (email)

04/25/2015: In transit

04/30/2015: Medical

05/14/2015: Interview..APPROVED... ceac said ISSUED!!

05/21/2015: Visa in hand

07/23/2015: POE at YYZ

08/31/2015: Applied for SSN at local office

09/11/2015: Rec'd SSN and GC

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Yes, since I finally have my green card and my husband can only stay with me in Canada for upto 6 weeks when baby is born. We are so tired of spending the last year+ between 2 countries with the i-130 process that we just want to go back together as a family before he needs to be back to work.

Can the baby enter US with canadian passport while waiting for CRBA?

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