Obtaining a CRBA

  1. Transmitting Citizenship
  2. Obtaining a CRBA

Are You Ready for Your CRBA Interview?

Have you have completed the CRBA Application Checklist?  Have made photocopies of all supporting documents?  Have you made an online appointment for the interview with the American Citizen Services section?

  • If the answer to all three questions is ‘Yes’, you’re ready for your CRBA interview at Consulate General Johannesburg! Please see the next section for additional information that should make your interview day go smoothly
  • If the answer to any of these three questions is ‘No,’ you are not yet ready for the interview; please visit our CRBA overview page for instructions on how to apply.
  • If you are applying for a CRBA in Cape Town or Durban, please contact AmericansCapeTown@state.gov or consulardurban@state.gov for information on their CRBA application process, which may differ from ours.

CRBA Interview Day 

  • You must appear in person with your child. Please print your appointment confirmation email to show to Consulate security when you arrive for your interview.
  • Please be sure to bring the original copies of your DS-2029 application and all supporting documents with you to your interview!
  • You may also apply for your child’s U.S. passport when you submit your child’s Report of Birth Abroad application. Please visit our passport page to learn more about passport applications for minors.

Additional Resources

  • Did you know that the child of a U.S. citizen parent who does not meet CRBA transmission requirements may be eligible for expeditious naturalization under the Child Citizenship Act of 2000?
  • For information on third-party attendance at CRBA and passport appointment interviews, please click here