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US citizens :: Baby Born in Singapore

Post by agoodfella » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 12:59 pm

So, just preparing for upcoming baby due this month and it seems like there are a number of different forms, e.g. Copy of Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) and Certificate of Citizenship, etc.

What is the difference between these two do you necessarily need both? Are there other forms I should be considering?

Obviously, I want to do two things at minimum:

1) establish US citizenship for my new child (though my spouse is a non-US citizen, only I am)
2) obtain a US passport for my child

Any help from those who have been through this process would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 07 Jun 2010 2:34 pm

agoodfella wrote:So, just preparing for upcoming baby due this month and it seems like there are a number of different forms, e.g. Copy of Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) and Certificate of Citizenship, etc.

What is the difference between these two do you necessarily need both? Are there other forms I should be considering?

Obviously, I want to do two things at minimum:

1) establish US citizenship for my new child (though my spouse is a non-US citizen, only I am)
2) obtain a US passport for my child

Any help from those who have been through this process would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance!
These three links and the additional links contain therein will give you all you need to know. (Both my children are born here, with me being the US Citizen and my wife a Singapore Citizen).

http://singapore.usembassy.gov/birth_abroad.html

http://travel.state.gov/law/info/info_609.html

http://singapore.usembassy.gov/birth_ab ... klist.html

Regarding the Certificate of Citizenship

http://immigration-usa.com/ctz_chld.html

If you have the Consular report of a Citizen born abroad it will take the place of the Certificate of Citizenship.

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Re: US citizens :: Baby Born in Singapore

Post by agoodfella » Thu, 10 Jun 2010 2:11 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
agoodfella wrote:So, just preparing for upcoming baby due this month and it seems like there are a number of different forms, e.g. Copy of Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) and Certificate of Citizenship, etc.

What is the difference between these two do you necessarily need both? Are there other forms I should be considering?

Obviously, I want to do two things at minimum:

1) establish US citizenship for my new child (though my spouse is a non-US citizen, only I am)
2) obtain a US passport for my child

Any help from those who have been through this process would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance!
These three links and the additional links contain therein will give you all you need to know. (Both my children are born here, with me being the US Citizen and my wife a Singapore Citizen).

http://singapore.usembassy.gov/birth_abroad.html

http://travel.state.gov/law/info/info_609.html

http://singapore.usembassy.gov/birth_ab ... klist.html

Regarding the Certificate of Citizenship

http://immigration-usa.com/ctz_chld.html

If you have the Consular report of a Citizen born abroad it will take the place of the Certificate of Citizenship.

sms
Thank you for posting the links.

I was curious as to what the difference b/n a report of a Citizen born abroad is vs. a Certificate of Citizenship?

Thanks again!

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Post by Ryan_ » Fri, 09 Jul 2010 1:19 pm

re: I was curious as to what the difference b/n a report of a Citizen born abroad is vs. a Certificate of Citizenship?

@agoodfella, every newly born of a US parent citizens needs to report to the nearest US consulate office because you will need that certification to get a SSN and a US passport. With regard to the certificate of citizenship for your newly born child you can file for dual citizenship obviously since your wife give birth in Singapore, the baby acquired SG citizenship by birth but by the age of 21 your baby can choose which citizenship he/she needs to give up. Hope this helps.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 09 Jul 2010 3:26 pm

Ryan_ wrote:re: I was curious as to what the difference b/n a report of a Citizen born abroad is vs. a Certificate of Citizenship?

@agoodfella, every newly born of a US parent citizens needs to report to the nearest US consulate office because you will need that certification to get a SSN and a US passport. With regard to the certificate of citizenship for your newly born child you can file for dual citizenship obviously since your wife give birth in Singapore, the baby acquired SG citizenship by birth but by the age of 21 your baby can choose which citizenship he/she needs to give up. Hope this helps.
Actually all that information is contained in the links I gave the OP. However, to keep the egg off you face, you might want to go back and reread the OP's posts. While it's possible that the mother is Singaporean, OP did NOT state that she was. Only that she was NOT and American Citizen. Therefore, it isn't too far fetched that she might NOT be a Singaporean. If she's not, then she cannot get Singaporean Citizenship for the baby by virtue of being born here and some other countries do not allow dual citizenship for minors.
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Post by Ryan_ » Sat, 10 Jul 2010 12:05 am

So stup not to read the subject of this thread.. tho' he mentioned non-US spouse but by virtue of marrying him as an American most likely they will become Americans.. with regard to dual citizenship in SG I have no idea that there were some countries that will apply exemptions specially when someone give birth out of the originating country.

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