Relevant forms for Consular Report of Birth Abroad:

Form title Number Instructions
Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad DS-2029 (PDF 61KB)

Print every page on a separate sheet of paper. Double-sided forms CANNOT be processed.
For the U.S. citizen parent(s) questions 24/25 are particularly important. Try to list ALL your time spent in the U.S., regardless of how long or short the period. Note that even a day trip to Canada or Mexico interrupts time spent in the U.S.  Try to answer to the best of your recollection. A non-U.S. citizen parent need not list time spent in the U.S. Do not sign this form until asked to do so by the Consular officer.

First Passport Application DS-11 (from

Print the actual form pages only, on two separate sheets. Fill out this form but do not sign it.

Affidavit of Parentage, Physical Presence and Support DS-5507 (from This is an additional form, only required for a U.S. citizen father who is not married to the mother of the child. Note the statement at the bottom of page 3 of the DS-2029 can serve in lieu of this form. Do not sign this form until asked by the Consular Officer.
One parent unable to appear DS-3053 (from If only one parent can be present at the time of application for a passport, a written statement DS-3053, signed by the non-appearing parent in the presence of a notary, must be submitted.  In the form, the absent parent agrees to the issuance of a passport. Don’t forget to bring a copy of the identity document used at the notary’s.
You cannot locate the other parent DS-5525 (from This statement of exigent/special family circumstances for issuance of a U.S. passport to a minor under age 16 must be completed with as much detail as possible.