Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)
To provide better service to our applicants, all appointments for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA) at U.S. Embassy Port of Spain are scheduled by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This system reduces the wait time and helps families prepare for their citizenship appointment at the Embassy.
The U.S. Embassy in Trinidad strongly encourages all U.S. citizens who have children born in the Trinidad and Tobago to apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) as soon as possible after the birth of the child. A CRBA is an official record confirming that the child acquired U.S. citizenship at birth. It can be issued only at a U.S. Embassy or a Consular Office overseas, and only before the child reaches 18 years of age. Please note that the U.S. Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago can only approve or deny CRBA applications for children born in Trinidad and Tobago.