Claiming Citizenship – Born Outside the United States

If you were born outside the United States to one or both U.S. citizen parent(s), you might have a derivative claim to U.S. citizenship.

Please consult the transmission requirements .

If you are under age 18, please refer to the Embassy’s Consular Report of Birth Abroad instructions.

Note: Many countries have passport validity requirements. Before traveling we recommend you visit the Department of State website at travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go to ensure that your passport is valid for travel to all countries you will visit.