Required Documents

You are required to complete but NOT sign the following forms

  • Form DS 2029 (PDF 107KB) – Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  • Form DS 11 (PDF 104KB) – Application for a Passport
  • Form SS 5 (PDF 135KB)– Application for a Social Security Number.  Note: You are required to present the forms together with the following documents:  If any of the documents are not in English, please bring a translation From the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Birth Certificate, from the Greek Registrar’s Office (Lixiarchio), bearing the FULL NAME of the child. Birth certificates from municipalities and birth certificates without the child’s first name are NOT acceptable. Please note: If married outside of Greece, Greek authorities require that you have your Marriage Certificate translated into Greek to present at the hospital to get the hospital birth certificate. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides official translation services; the office is located at 10 Arionos Street, Psiri, Athens. Tel: 3285712/3; 210 3285 755. The birth certificate given by the hospital does not include the first name of the child. To name the child, both parents must appear at the Registrar’s Office with their passports or current I.D. and the hospital birth certificate to declare the child’s first name. This process is called “onomatodosia.” A new birth certificate will be issued with the full name.
  • Marriage Certificate issued by the appropriate Registrar’s Office (Lixiarchio) in Greece. If married in the U.S., a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate issued by the state where the marriage was performed. Church certificates are not acceptable. If married in Greece, a certified copy of the marriage certificate (Lixiarhiki Praxi Gamou), issued by the Registrar’s Office that has jurisdiction over your place of marriage is required. If married outside Greece, a certified copy of your civil marriage certificate must be presented with an official English translation (if the certificate is in a language other than English).
  • Divorce or death certificate:  If either parent has been married previously, they should present the original or court certified divorce decree or death certificate for all previous marriages.
  • Evidence of the parent(s) U.S. citizenship. The U.S. citizen parent(s) must present his/her U.S. passport. If the U.S. citizen parent was naturalized, the original Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship is required.
  • Proof of Physical Presence in the United States of the U.S. citizen parent(s). The U.S. citizen parent(s) will be asked to present proof of their physical presence in the United States.  Good examples of proof of physical presence include school records, university transcripts, tax returns, and employment records. Please review the physical presence requirements for transmission of citizenship and ensure you are bringing sufficient evidence to demonstrate the length of presence in the U.S. required for your circumstances.
  • Passport/identification document for non-U.S. citizen parent: The non-U.S. citizen parent must bring his/her passport or other government issued photo identification document. Please bring the original and 1 photocopy of the biographic page of the document; 
  • Child’s Greek or other foreign passport if they have been issued one. Please bring the original and 1 photocopy of the biographic page of the document; 
  • Passport photograph for the child.  One passport sized (2×2 inch) photograph – see photo requirements for specific information.  Photos which do not meet the requirements will be rejected.
  • Application Fee(s)