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Hello,i would like to ask if it’s possible that i. Apply for my baby crba and passport by myself without my husband who is US citizen as circumstances it’s difficult for him to come?? The consulate is hong kong one

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1 hour ago, Waitinggg said:

Hello,i would like to ask if it’s possible that i. Apply for my baby crba and passport by myself without my husband who is US citizen as circumstances it’s difficult for him to come?? The consulate is hong kong one

Your country says Pakistan. Are you in Pakistan right now or Hong Kong? 

 

HONG KONG instructions: https://hk.usconsulate.gov/u-s-citizen-services/birth/

 

 

Pakistan Instructions: https://pk.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/birth/

 

The form you complete (DS-2029) has a section the US citizen completes if they cannot attend the interview. 

https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds2029.pdf

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12 hours ago, Kor2USA said:

Your country says Pakistan. Are you in Pakistan right now or Hong Kong? 

 

HONG KONG instructions: https://hk.usconsulate.gov/u-s-citizen-services/birth/

 

 

Pakistan Instructions: https://pk.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/birth/

 

The form you complete (DS-2029) has a section the US citizen completes if they cannot attend the interview. 

https://eforms.state.gov/Forms/ds2029.pdf

I am in hong kong right now.thanks 🙏

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13 hours ago, Waitinggg said:

I am in hong kong right now.thanks 🙏

You will need the required forms from your husband, signed in front of a US notary.  If you have those and the supporting documents, you can apply without your husband present.

 

One question, though.  Was the baby born in Hong Kong?  If not, you can still submit the CRBA application there, but they will need to send it to the country where the baby was born to be adjudicated.

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On 11/26/2021 at 10:45 PM, jan22 said:

You will need the required forms from your husband, signed in front of a US notary.  If you have those and the supporting documents, you can apply without your husband present.

 

One question, though.  Was the baby born in Hong Kong?  If not, you can still submit the CRBA application there, but they will need to send it to the country where the baby was born to be adjudicated.

Actually my baby is not born yet. I am in hong kong right now and planning to give birth here ,therefore trying to see what i would be dealing ahead of time.For the US notary where can he get that signed in the US??

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2 minutes ago, Waitinggg said:

Actually my baby is not born yet. I am in hong kong right now and planning to give birth here ,therefore trying to see what i would be dealing ahead of time.For the US notary where can he get that signed in the US??

Your husband should know where to find a notary. 

He can do a google search for notaries: 

https://www.google.com/search?q=notary+in+texas&oq=notary+in+texas&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i512l2j0i20i263i512j0i512j0i22i30l5.6204j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Kor2USA said:

Your husband should know where to find a notary. 

But here is a page where you can find notaries in Texas: https://direct.sos.state.tx.us/notaries/notarysearch.asp

 

 

Thanks alot :)

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2 minutes ago, Waitinggg said:

Thanks alot :)

No problem. Your husband should know what to do. Just send him the link for CRBA in Hong Kong and he can figure it out on his end and then send the required documents to you. 

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14 minutes ago, Kor2USA said:

No problem. Your husband should know what to do. Just send him the link for CRBA in Hong Kong and he can figure it out on his end and then send the required documents to you. 

Actually i have one more question,i had my interview in September in Pakistan and they gave me a 221(g)to provide hk police clearance certificate that’s why i had to come back to get it ,i was wondering if it’s possible to change embassy to hong kong ones now? It would be easier for me to get visa and travel from here with a baby instead if going back and forth.

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17 minutes ago, Waitinggg said:

Actually i have one more question,i had my interview in September in Pakistan and they gave me a 221(g)to provide hk police clearance certificate that’s why i had to come back to get it ,i was wondering if it’s possible to change embassy to hong kong ones now? It would be easier for me to get visa and travel from here with a baby instead if going back and forth.

I don't think so. I would email the embassy in Pakistan. When you request to change embassies they have to send your files from one place to the other. I've never heard of changing embassies after an interview. Maybe ask in the Spousal visa (CR1/IR1) forum. Either way, Hong Kong is clear that if your baby is born in HK you need to file the CRBA in that country. 

Are you able to stay in Hong Kong for the duration of the birth and filing the CRBA (it takes about 20 days). 

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58 minutes ago, Kor2USA said:

I don't think so. I would email the embassy in Pakistan. When you request to change embassies they have to send your files from one place to the other. I've never heard of changing embassies after an interview. Maybe ask in the Spousal visa (CR1/IR1) forum. Either way, Hong Kong is clear that if your baby is born in HK you need to file the CRBA in that country. 

Are you able to stay in Hong Kong for the duration of the birth and filing the CRBA (it takes about 20 days). 

I guess we would have to email the embassy then and yes i think it is better i get everything done for the baby from here it’s easier than Pakistan.

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