U.S. Embassy Lima now accepts CRBA applications electronically!
This new online feature allows U.S. citizen parents to complete a CRBA application online, upload all required documents, and submit payment prior to the in-person interview. Please read below to see if you qualify to apply for a CRBA online.
A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) is a formal document certifying the acquisition of United States citizenship at birth for a person born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents who meet the requirements for transmitting citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). United States non-citizen nationals are also eligible for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, using the non-citizen option.
To apply for a CRBA in Peru, your child must be under 18 years of age and must appear in person at the embassy in Lima or the consular agency in Cusco. Generally, all parents must attend the interview. To see if your child may qualify for U.S. citizenship at birth see Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship at Birth by a Child Born Abroad and Birth of U.S. Citizens and Non-Citizen Nationals Abroad. We recommend that parents apply for the CRBA as soon as possible after the child’s birth.
It is not possible to issue a CRBA for a person who is over the age of 18, but they may still be documented as a U.S. citizen and issued a passport. Email LimaACS@state.gov if that is your case.
How to Apply
You can now apply for a CRBA electronically at the Embassy! This new online feature allows U.S. citizen parents to complete a CRBA application online, upload all required documents, and submit payment prior to the in-person interview.
This easy-to-use online process provides applicants with step-by-step instructions on how to complete the application. You may review the necessary documents for the CRBA application in advance by reviewing this CRBA application checklist.
STEP 1: Create a MyTravelGov account. MyTravelGov is a secured, encrypted portal. Watch this video on how to create your MyTravelGov account.
STEP 2: Once you have created a MyTravelGov account you can access eCRBA and submit your application online.
STEP 3: Once you complete the online application and submit payment, email LimaCRBA@state.gov to request an appointment. Please make sure to include your eCRBA case number.
STEP 4: Attend your scheduled in-person interview with your original documents and photocopies (single-sided). Original documents will be returned to you after reviewing your application. The child must be present at the time of application. Generally, all parents must also attend the interview.
If not eligible to complete your CRBA application and payment online, contact us.
Please visit our eCRBA FAQ page.