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01/15/2014

Replace Consular Report of Birth Abroad


Only Those Listed Below Are Authorized to Replace or Amend a Consular Report of Birth:

  • The individual whose birth is recorded on the document (if age 18 or older)
  • A parent or legal guardian
  • An authorized government agency, or
  • A person with written authorization

On January 3, 2011, the Department of State began issuing a new Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240). You may request multiple copies of this document at any time. As of December 31, 2010 the Certificate of Report of Birth (DS-1350) is no longer issued. All previously issued FS-240 and DS-1350 documents are still valid for proof of identity, citizenship and other legal purposes.

All Consular Vital Records cost $50 per document.

To Replace a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240), You Must Submit:

 

1. A notarized written (or typed) request that includes all of the following information:

  • Full name of the child at birth
  • Any adoptive names of child
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Any available passport information
  • Full names of parents
  • If known, the serial number of the FS-240
  • Signature of requester
  • Legal Guardian(s) Only: A copy of the court order granting guardianship
  • Requester's mailing address
  • Contact number of the requester

2. A copy of requester’s valid identification

3. A $50.00 check or money order

  • Make payable to "Department of State"
  • The Department will assume no responsibility for cash lost in the mail.

4. Mail to:

Department of State
Passport Vital Records Section
1150 Passport Services PL
6th Floor
Dulles, VA 20189-1150

To Amend a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240), You Must Submit:

 

1. A notarized written (or typed) request detailing the amendment or correction needed

2. Certified copies of documents justifying the amendment requested

  • Examples: foreign birth certificate, marriage certificate, court ordered adoption or name change, birth certificates of the adopting or legitimating parents, affidavits, etc.

3.  The original FS-240, or

     A replacement FS-240, or

     A notarized affidavit stating the whereabouts of the original FS-240

4. A copy of requester’s valid identification

5. A $50.00 check or money order

  • Make payable to "Department of State"
  • The Department will assume no responsibility for cash lost in the mail.

6. Mail to:

Department of State
Passport Vital Records Section
1150 Passport Services PL
6th Floor
Dulles, VA 20189-1150

Applicants who are requesting an Apostille to Consular Reports of Birth Abroad only should contact our office regarding this process.

To check the status of your FS-240 request, call 202-485-8300.





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