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Hi everyone! Was wondering if anyone had insight into this matter. 


Consulate website recommends that CRBA be filed right after birth of baby. However, it also says that they have until baby is 18 years old to file. 


I don't really want to be flying with a new baby during this time to an interview across the country. Would like to wait out the pandemic a little longer.


Thoughts? Pros and cons for filing immediately after birth or when the baby is a little older? 





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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada

Then THIS?! was also posted under all that. What gives? So I can just skip the CRBA and apply for the Passport!?


(Note: It is not necessary to obtain a CRBA. If it is more convenient, you may apply for a passport in lieu of a CRBA. In Canada, please consult the Apply for a Passport section of this website. In the United States, you may apply at any passport acceptance agency. Consult the State Department website to find the passport acceptance agency closest to you.)

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~~Moved to CRBA, from the Canada forum - as the op is asking about CRBA~~


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For anyone who wants to know,


This is the response I got back from the consulate: 


"You do not have to apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), but it is a handy document to have as it replaces a U.S. birth certificate.  In order to get a SSN for baby, SSA will often ask for the document.  Most families will apply for the CRBA and the U.S. passport at the same time.  However, both the CRBA and the passport have to be applied for in person."

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On 7/12/2020 at 12:13 PM, onepr1cklypear said:

I don't really want to be flying with a new baby during this time to an interview across the country.

CRBA can be done at any consulate - no need to go the Montreal.


Also Toronto has an online option for CRBA.  https://ca.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/child-family-matters/birth/new-online-crba-application-feature/

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Definitely get them a CRBA, even if it's not totally required, along with a passport. My mother has one, it comes in handy sometimes considering it's a document that will always prove their citizenship, is probably less likely to be lost or stolen, and doesn't expire, compared to a passport by itself.

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