Proof of citizenship? Born Abroad

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  1. Ponchco235

    Ponchco235 Member

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    I was born overseas but I am American by birth (father is American). In the upload documents section of the application, the drop down menu says that I need to upload "proof of citizenship", along with my birth certificate. Is the birth certificate not enough or is there a particular form I should be looking for online?

    Also, one of the upload documents is "legal paperwork". What does this mean?

    Thank you!
     
  2. 845something

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    If you were born overseas and are American, you need the consular ( embassy) report of birth abroad.

    Legal paperwork is anything that you had concerning legal issues.
     
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    Thank you! Does it have to be the original report or can I request a copy? We were evacuated from Saudi Arabia (birth place) after 9/11 so there's a very good chance I don't have the original report.
     
  4. AROTC Parent

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    If you don't have an 'original' FS-240 you can get one here. This website lists what is required to get the document. https://travel.state.gov/content/pa...or-amend-consular-report-of-birth-abroad.html

    It's $50 per document with 4-6 week processing time.
     
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    You should always have a bug out bag with important documents in a fire safe box - especially if you live overseas - passports, marriage licenses, birth certificates, social security cards, financial instruments, etc. can't fix the past, but never to late to plan for the future.
     
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