Guide to Completing the Application

Guide to Completing Form DS-2029 Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America

Enter the name of the child as it is recorded on the local birth record.

Marriage status of parents:  List all marriages prior to the birth of the child or prior to the marriage of the child’s parents, whichever is appropriate.

Precise Periods of Physical Presence: The U.S. citizen parent must write actual physical presence in the United States prior to child’s birth in exact detail.  Documentary evidence of the claimed physical presence is required (see Transmission Requirements section). The non U.S. citizen parent may leave it blank.  This section needs to be completed accurately by writing the month/day/year.

Section B – To be completed when the U.S. citizen father is not married to the child’s mother. Complete section but do not sign until you are in front of the Consular Officer.

Section B Continued – Do not complete. We will prepare this section for the Consular Officer’s signature.

Notes

  • The presence of the child and the US citizen parent/parents  is required at the time of the application. Both parents and the child are required if you want to apply for the US passport in the same appointment.
  • Complete forms DS-2029 (PDF 65K) accurately but do not sign and DS-11 if you want to apply for the US passport at the same time.
  • The child’s birth certificate may be either in the short form or in the long form (literal).  Submit original plus two copies. Please provide an informal translation if the document is not in English.
  • Marriage certificate, if applicable, submit original plus one copy. Please provide an informal translation if the document is not in English.
  • Divorce Decree, if applicable, submit original plus one copy. Please provide an informal translation if the document is not in English.
  • Evidence U.S. citizen parent’s physical presence*. Submit original documents.
  • Return of CRBA. Options for the Madrid Consular District.

* Commonly submitted documents include school and university transcripts, medical records, military records, employment records, and tax returns.  Please note that we cannot determine whether you have met the physical presence requirement prior to your interview with the consular officer.  Every person’s case will be obviously be different, so please bring whatever documents or evidence necessary to clearly establish that the transmitting U.S. citizen parent meets the required time of physical presence.