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Important Services Information


The Passport & Citizenship Unit provides U.S. birth registration and citizenship services to U.S. citizens in the Philippines, at the Embassy in Manila and at the Consular Agency in Cebu, by appointment only. 

Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA): A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA), FS-240, is an official record of U.S. citizenship issued to a person under age 18 who was born abroad to United States citizen parent(s) and acquired citizenship at birth. A U.S. citizen parent should report their child’s birth in the Philippines as soon as possible to the U.S. Embassy in Manila or Consular Agency in Cebu.

Applicants aged 18 or older, born outside the United States, may claim U.S. citizenship through his/her parent who at the time of the applicant’s birth was a United States citizen.  Applicants 18 years old and over are not eligible for issuance of a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) but may apply for citizenship as an adult.  Once the citizenship claim is established, the applicant qualifies for a first-time U.S. passport.   

To determine if you are eligible to transmit U.S. citizenship to your child, or whether you as an adult are eligible to claim U.S. citizenship through your U.S. citizen parent(s), please visit travel.state.gov. Then, return to our page for important information on how to request an in-person appointment to apply in Manila or Cebu.


Renounce U.S. Citizenship: If you intend to renounce your U.S. citizenship, please let us know of your intent by emailing ACSInfoManila@state.gov.  We will then email you with your next steps, to first set up a phone interview, and later, an in-person appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Manila. For more information please see our Citizenship Wizard.

Payment Information

Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)

The application fee for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) is $100.00 USD.

The application fee for citizenship as an adult is $165.00 USD.  

This non-refundable fee is to be paid during your appointment at the Embassy or Consular Agency. We accept major credit cards and cash payments (in U.S dollars or Philippine pesos, exact change preferred) at both of our locations.

If your appointment is at the Embassy in Manila, please also be prepared to pay a courier delivery fee (cash in Philippine pesos only) for the return shipment of an approved CRBA and/or first-time U.S. passport.


Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship

The fee for renunciation of U.S. Citizenship is $2,350 USD and it is non-refundable. 

Please prepare to make your fee payment during your in-person appointment, either in cash (U.S. dollars or Philippine pesos) or by major credit card.

Appointments & Locations

Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)

To request a CRBA or citizenship appointment, please follow these instructions: 

  1. Access the relevant CRBA checklist or the adult citizenship checklist, and gather all required documents, including the application form.  
  2. Schedule your appointment:
    • To schedule a citizenship appointment in Cebu:  Use our Appointment Scheduling System. Please prepare to bring your application materials, all required documentation, and appropriate fees with you to your scheduled appointment in Cebu. You will receive further information by email after scheduling an appointment.  
    • To schedule a CRBA Appointment in Manila: All appointments for Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications at U.S. Embassy Manila are made through a mail-in appointment scheduling system. Mail the following to the U.S. Embassy: 
      • Photocopies of all documents and completed forms (do not send originals) 
      • Photocopy of the bio page of each parent’s passport or other identification 
      • Your e-mail address and local (Philippines) phone number where you can be reached
      • Mailing Address:  
        • Citizenship and Passport Services
          Consular Section U.S. Embassy
          1201 Roxas Blvd.
          Manila 1000
      • Do not mail originals of your documents to us at this stage – you will instead bring them with you to your appointment.
      • All requests for CRBA or citizenship appointments in Manila must be mailed or sent by courier. We recommend that you use a courier service so that you can track your packet. We cannot accept application packets dropped off at the Embassy or Consular Agency.
      • After we receive your complete application packet by mail in Manila, our staff will e-mail you the date and time of your citizenship appointment.
  1. The child or citizenship applicant must be present at the interview. At least one parent or legal guardian must also accompany a minor child to their appointment.   
  2. Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.  Your appointment time is not the same as your interview time.  Interview times depend on the number of applicants who appear for their appointments as well as the length of processing time for each case. 
  3. Please bring original identification, originals of all required documents, photos, and all applicable application fees with you on the day of your appointment.
  4. The U.S. Embassy is located at 1201 Roxas Boulevard in the Ermita neighborhood of Manila.  The Consular Agency is located on the lower ground floor of the Waterfront Hotel on Salinas Drive, in the Lahug neighborhood of Cebu City.
  5. Since cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted inside the Embassy or Consular Agency, please do not bring these to your appointment.
  6. Please do not make an appointment for a passport or citizenship service if local COVID-19 restrictions prohibit you from traveling to the Embassy or Consular Agency for your interview.
  7. We are not providing walk-in services at this time in either Manila or Cebu.


Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship

All renunciation appointments take place at the U.S. Embassy in Manila.  There are no renunciation of citizenship appointments offered at the Consular Agency in Cebu.


U.S. Embassy Manila
1201 Roxas Blvd.
Manila 1000