Certified Copy of U.S. Birth Certificate

EXPEDITED BIRTH CERTIFICATE FOR INDIVIDUALS BORN OVERSEAS WITH AMERICAN PARENT(S) AT THE TIME OF BIRTH

If you were born overseas by a U.S. parent(s) and would like to request a certified copy of Report of Birth OR Certification of Birth (replace or Amend a Consular Report of Birth Abroad – CRBA), please completely fill out and sign the following forms:

  • Consular Vital Record Search Request Form (please download the form and fill out completely). This form must be notarized.
  • Authorization Letter (please download the form and fill out completely) – this letter must be notarized.
  • Travel the World Visas Service Order Form (please download the form and fill out completely)
  • Notarized copy of the applicant’s identification (driver’s license)
  • You can also use these forms for obtaining a certified copy of Report of Death, Panama Canal Zone Birth or Death Certificate, Certificate of Witness of Marriage, Certification of No Record.

  • If you want the Consular Report of Birth Abroad Apostilled for International Use, please send the following:
    A. A notarized Letter of Authorization
    B. A notarized copy of the ID of the person who completes and signs this form.

NOTE: 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.

The processing time varies depending on the availability of your records. Please allow 3 to 5 weeks.

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

  • A notarized written (or typed) request detailing the amendment or correction needed
  • 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)
  • The original FS-240, or A replacement FS-240, or A notarized affidavit stating the whereabouts of the original FS-240
  • Authorization Letter (please download the form and fill out completely) – this letter must be notarized.
  • Travel the World Visas Service Order Form (please download the form and fill out completely)
  • Notarized copy of the applicant’s identification (driver’s license)

The processing time varies depending on the availability of your records. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks.

Service Fee: $120.00/person

US State Dept. Fee: $ 50.00/certificate

Return Mail Fee (1-3 passports):

$28.00 (up to 8 oz) Overnight Delivery [ ]
$20.00 (up to 8 oz) 2-Day Delivery [ ]
$48.00 (up to 8 oz) Saturday Delivery [ ]

Please send all the above mentioned documents and payment (Money Order, Company Check, Cashier’s Check, American Express, Visa or MasterCard) by courier delivery to:

TRAVEL THE WORLD VISAS, INC.
1930 18TH STREET NW, UNIT #1
WASHINGTON DC 20009
TEL: 202-223-8822
FAX: 530-579-3315
If you were born within the U.S. – please contact the Vital Records of the state where the birth occured.
Click here for a list of Vital Records Offices across all US States and Territories.


For the safety of your passport, we recommend delivery by courier.  If there were a delay, we would be able to track or trace it.

Please send all required documents and payment (Money Order, Company Check, Cashier’s Check, American Express, Visa or MasterCard) by courier to:

TRAVEL THE WORLD VISAS, INC.
1930 18TH STREET NW, UNIT #1
WASHINGTON DC  20009

Travel Smart. Travel Safe.  Register your trip on-line with STEP, the U.S. Embassy Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.  It’s free.  So why not make it part of your travel planning and personal security?

U.S. embassies and consulates assist nearly 200,000 Americans each year who are victims of crime, accident, or illness, or whose loved ones need to contact them in an emergency. Although it is unlikely, should natural disaster, terrorism, or civil unrest strike during your foreign travel, the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate would be your source of assistance and information. By registering your trip, you help the embassy or consulate locate you when you might need them the most.

NOTICE

Travel the World Visas acts only as an agent, and accepts no responsibility for the services of any Travel Agent, Consulate, Passport Agency or Embassy in connection with the granting of visas. We are not responsible for delays, loss of passports or damage caused by such service providers or the U.S. Mail.
Requirements and fees are for U.S. Citizens only. Contact Travel the World Visas for information on other nationalities.
Requirements and fees are subject to change without prior notice.
Sorry but all fees are non-refundable.