Birth

A child born in Equatorial Guinea to a U.S. citizen parent may be entitled to U.S. citizenship. The parent or legal guardian should file a “Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America” (Form FS-240) as soon as possible with the Consular Section.

How to Apply for a Certificate of Birth Abroad

For a certificate of report of birth abroad, you’ll need to fill out the DS-2029 which can be found at the following link: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/156216.pdf (PDF 62 KB)

If you also want to do the passport application for the baby, the DS-11 is found below. You’ll need to bring at least one 2X2 photo on white background.

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/212239.pdf (PDF 100 KB)

The signatures to the documents on the forms must be done in front of a consular officer. Both parents should generally appear at the interview unless there are extenuating circumstances (contact the Consular Section for more information at malaboconsular@state.gov). Parents must bring valid photo IDs such as a passport, driver’s license, or national ID card.

Other things to bring:

  • the baby’s local birth certificate
  • marriage certificate (if you have one)
  • hospital records
  • documents showing that the U.S. citizen parent lived in the U.S. for 5 years such as social security earnings statement or 5 calendar years of tax returns. Please provide originals only.

To obtain your social security earnings statement, please visit https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/?gclid=CNLM_auWp80CFZA8gQodGdEDMw

Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 pm to 4 pm. The cost for a certificate of birth abroad is $100 USD (59,000 XFA) and the cost for a minor passport is $105 USD (63,000 XFA) payable in cash or U.S. credit card.

To make an appointment, please visit the link below and take a Passport appointment.

https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/make_default.asp?pc=MBO

Please email malaboconsular@state.gov for any additional questions about consular services.