Required Documents

Required documents to apply for Consular Report of Birth Abroad

  • Form DS-2029 (PDF 107 KB): If the U.S. citizen parent is not present, the U.S. citizen must have form DS-2029 signed in the presence of notary public.  Only the original of form DS-2029 will be accepted.
  • Form DS-11 (PDF 142 KB): Do not sign until requested to do so.
  • Form DS-3053 (PDF 421 KB): (Statement of Consent for Issuing a Passport to a Child) If one of the parents is not physically present, the absent parent must complete form DS-3053 and have it signed in the presence of a notary public. Submit the original form with a copy of the ID that was presented to the notary public.  A signed and notarized form DS-3053 is only valid for 90 days from the date it was signed.
  • Passport photo for child: One 2-inch x 2-inch or 5 cm x 5 cm, taken within the last six months against a white background.
  • Child’s Ethiopian birth Certificate: Issued by the Ethiopian Vital Events Registration Agency or Woreda.  Only an original birth certificate will be accepted in addition to one photocopy.
  • Proof of the parent(s) U.S. citizenship. U.S. passport and two photocopies of the biographical data page (the page with the photograph) and passport pages showing entry and exit stamps.
  • Non-U.S. citizen parent passport/ identification: Bring passport or government issued photo identification, original and two photocopies. Include a translation of ID if the ID is written in any other language other than English.
  • Marriage certificate: Original and copy.
  • Divorce or death certificate: (If applicable)
  • Evidence of parents’ relationship: including but not limited to, family photos, letters, emails, pre-natal care documents, ect.
  • Proof of physical presence in the U.S: Proof of physical presence in the U.S: Proof of FIVE years physical presence in the United States of the U.S. citizen parent(s) prior to the date when your child was born. A combination of documents such as, but not limited to, the following: rental leases, property deeds, automobile registrations, professional licenses, vaccination or other medical records, property tax records, utility bills, employment records, income tax records, official school transcripts, military records (to document physical presence while serving in the military), income records (including W-2 salary forms or 1099 form); and birth certificates for U.S.-born children.
NOTE: We do not accept tax documents as the sole document evidencing physicalpresence of the U.S. citizen parent.  U.S, citizens, irrespective of where they are living in the world, are required to pay taxes and therefore tax documents cannot be used as the sole document to prove physical presence.

 

  • Fees: To be paid in Cash, Credit or Debit card. We do NOT accept personal checks.
    • Consular Report of Birth Abroad – $100 or equivalent in Birr
    • Passport for applicant under 16 yrs. – $135 or equivalent in Birr
  • IMPORTANT: If the documents are incomplete, inaccurate, or otherwise insufficient, you will be required to schedule another appointment.

Note: ALL ITEMS ISSUED IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE MUST BE TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH. FOREIGN LANGUAGE DOCUMENTS WITHOUT AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. EXAMPLES INCLUDE BIRTH CERTIFICATES, MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS.