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July 18, 2023

Checklist for Reporting Birth in Guinea to U.S. Citizen Parent(s)

Please review the checklist for Certificate Report of Birth Abroad at the following website: https://common.usembassy.gov/en/crba/

On the day of your appointment, ensure that you bring:

Please note that if you are not prepared, we will not be able to assist you.

If you will also be applying for a passport at your appointment, please review the following information on applying for a Child Passport. Full instructions can be found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/need-passport/under-16.html

Required items for children under 16:

  1. Completed, but not signed, Form DS-11— DO NOT SIGN until instructed to by a consular officer. If the applicant has a social security number, it MUST be included in the application.
  2. Two full-face 2 inch-by-2 inch identical color photographs taken within the last six months with a white or light background.
  3. Evidence of the child’s relationship to the parents/guardians, such as an original birth certificate or consular report of birth abroad.
  4. Proof of identity for both parents.
  5. Proof of child’s citizenship, such as a previous U.S. passport or original birth certificate.
  6. Proof of child’s identity, such as a photo ID.
  7. Photo age progression – Passport renewals for children whose most recent passport was issued under the age of 5 should present one to two photographs per year of the child from the age in the previous passport to the present age.
  8. Cash fee of $135 or equivalent in GNF.

If a parent cannot personally appear and sign the Form DS-11, then the other parent must submit

an original notarized statement of consent authorizing passport issuance for the child,

a completed Form DS-3053 (Statement of Consent: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor Under Age 16) and the absent parent’s identification information. A copy of his/her ID may be used for this purpose.

Please note that if you are not prepared, we will not be able to assist you.