To be eligible to apply for a CRBA online (eCRBA), you MUST answer all the following criteria with YES.
- Was the child born in Greece?
- Is the child under the age of 18?
- Was at least one parent a U.S. citizen or U.S. non-citizen national when the child was born?
- Can you use a credit/debit card to pay online for your Consular Report of Birth Abroad application?
- Are you a biological parent of a child born abroad who is applying for that child?
If any of the above statements do not apply to you, you MUST apply by sending your application by mail.
Do you wish to apply electronically for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (eCRBA)?
- Yes, I wish to apply using an electronic application (I acknowledge that I must allow five business days between my payment and the appointment to use this option).
The online application for the Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) will allow parents to fill out an application online, upload required documents, and submit an online payment of $100 prior to the in-person interview.
Before you begin the online CRBA application, however, please read through the CRBA checklist carefully (and consider printing it out) to help ensure you have all of the required documentation ready to upload and ready to take with you on the day of your interview.
Once you have familiarized yourself with or printed out the requirements described above, create a MyTravelGov account using the link below. MyTravelGov is a secure, encrypted portal. The MyTravelGov Account video is available to learn how to create an account.
Once you have an account, you can create an eCRBA application, which will guide you step by step through the process of applying online, including uploading all necessary supporting documents to ensure that the application is complete. You should scan all documents listed on the CRBA checklist into your online application. Once the application is complete, you need to pay the eCRBA fee online. Once the payment is complete, you will be prompted to schedule an in-person interview at the U.S. Embassy Athens.
We will contact you by email to schedule your appointment after the date of submission to allow payment processing to be completed. If your payment hasn’t cleared before your interview, we will not be able to proceed with your interview.
Please bring your confirmation sheet, confirming that you have applied and paid the CRBA online. Your child, and generally both parents, must attend the interview. Bring the child and the originals of all supporting documents to the in-person interview, where a consular officer will interview you to verify the information provided, review the original documents, and decide whether to approve the application.