American Citizen Services visitors should schedule your appointment on-line.
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U.S. citizen parents of children born in Armenia are encouraged to come to the Consular Section to determine whether the child is eligible for U.S. citizenship. Please contact the Consular Section as soon as possible after your child’s birth.
Presence of both parents and child at the Consular Section is mandatory.
In order to establish the child’s citizenship under the appropriate provision of U.S. law, the following documents must be submitted.
NOTE: Any supporting documents not in English must be submitted with a certified English translation.
- Child’s original official birth certificate.
- Evidence of the U.S. citizenship of the parent(s), such as an original birth certificate (or certified true copy), current U.S. passport or original certificate of naturalization.
- Parents´ marriage certificate (if applicable).
- Divorce certificate, if either parent has been divorced.
- If only one parent is an American citizen, proof of American citizen parent´s physical presence in the U.S. The citizen parent must be able to furnish proof of 5 years´ residency in the United States prior to the child´s birth, at least two of which were after the age of 14. Proof may include original high school and college transcripts, and/or passport stamps showing prolonged periods of stay in the United States. Tax documents and pay stubs alone are not considered sufficient proof of physical presence in the United States.
- If the child is born prior to June 12, 2017 to a single mother, proof that the American citizen single mother has at least 1 year of continuous physical presence in the U.S.
- Completed form DS-2029 Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
- Service fee of USD 100 in cash dollars or the equivalent in Armenian dram.
A Consular Report of Birth will be issued once the child has been documented as a U.S. citizen. This Report of Birth is evidence of the child’s U.S. citizenship and is used in lieu of a birth certificate in the U.S.
Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Cases
In cases involving Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), including surrogacy, in-vitro fertilization, and other means of assisted reproductive technologies, clear evidence of the child’s genetic relationship to the U.S. citizen parent is required.
This could include but is not limited to: contract with the fertility clinic or hospital clearly stating whose genetic material was included in the process, documentation of procedures including harvesting of egg or sperm, fertilization and implantation of embryo, and other medical paperwork documenting the process.
Additional paperwork to bring could include: contract with surrogate, documentation of freezing or storage of genetic material, hospital records, payment records for procedures, and other documents as requested by the consular officer.
Please note DNA testing may be requested in ART cases. If the documentation provided at the interview does not clearly establish the stated relationship between the parent and the child, DNA testing may be recommended. DNA testing is the only biological testing method currently accepted by the Department to establish a biological relationship. Please note that such testing is entirely voluntary and that all costs of testing and related expenses must be borne by the applicant and paid to the laboratory in advance. Submitting to testing does not guarantee the subsequent issuance of a passport or CRBA.
For additional information on ART cases, please read the following information in full to prepare for your appointment: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/travel-legal-considerations/us-citizenship/Assisted-Reproductive-Technology-ART-Surrogacy-Abroad.html