You are required to complete but NOT sign the following TWO forms:
- Form DS 2029 – Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad
- Form DS 11 – Application for a Passport
*Complete the DS-11 form online and print
You may also submit the following:
- Form SS 5– Application for a Social Security Number. For further details on Social Security matters, please contact the Federal Benefits Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem at Jerusalem@ssa.gov or visit their website.
You are required to present the forms together with the following documents:
If any of the documents are not in English, please bring a translation.
- Child’s Israeli or Palestinian Authority birth certificate:
Israeli birth certificate issued by the Ministry of Interior or Palestinian Authority birth certificate listing both the child and parents’ information. Please bring the original and three photocopies of the document.
- Place of Birth for Applicants born in Jerusalem
Applicants born in Jerusalem are able to request either “Jerusalem” or “Israel” as their place of birth (POB) on U.S. passports and “Jerusalem” or “Jerusalem, Israel” on Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA). If you write “Jerusalem” as the POB on the passport and/or CRBA application, the POB listed on the passport and CRBA will be “Jerusalem.” If you write “Israel” as the POB on the passport and/or CRBA application, the POB listed on the passport will be “Israel” and “Jerusalem, Israel” on the CRBA. If you write “Jerusalem, Israel” as the POB on the passport and/or CRBA application, consular staff will ask you whether you prefer the U.S. passport to be printed with a POB of either “Jerusalem” or “Israel” and/or whether the CRBA should be printed with a POB of “Jerusalem” or “Jerusalem, Israel.”
- Passport photo for the child: One 2-inch x 2-inch / 5cm x 5cm square passport photo taken within the last six months. Note: There is often no photographer at the Embassy in Jerusalem. There are multiple locations to get a passport photo near the Branch Office in Tel Aviv.
- Marriage certificate:
An original or court-certified copy of the marriage certificate issued by the appropriate authorities in the country in which the marriage took place. If the parents are not married, this is not required. Please bring the original and one photocopy of the document.
- Divorce or death certificate:
If either parent has been married previously, they must present the original or court-certified divorce decree or death certificate for all previous marriages. Please bring the original and one photocopy of the document.
- Evidence of the parent(s) U.S. citizenship:
The U.S. citizen parent(s) must present his/her U.S. passport (or other evidence of U.S. citizenship) plus three photocopies.
- Passport/identification document for non-U.S. citizen parent:
The non-U.S. citizen parent must bring his/her passport or other government issued photo identification document. Please bring the original and three photocopies of the biographic page of the document.
- Child’s Israeli, Palestinian Authority, or other foreign passport if they have been issued one. Please bring the original and one photocopy of the biographic page of the document.
- Original signed and dated statement that your child has not been issued a Social Security number by the Social Security Administration. Do not fill this out if your child has been issued a Social Security number. You will instead write their Social Security number on their passport application.
- Proof of Physical Presence in the United States of the U.S. citizen parent(s):
The U.S. citizen parent(s) will be asked to present proof of their physical presence in the United States.
Good examples of proof of physical presence include school records, immunization records, university and high school transcripts, tax returns, and employment records. Please refer to our website to review the physical presence requirements for transmission of citizenship and ensure you are bringing sufficient evidence to demonstrate the length of presence in the United States required for your circumstances.