Children Born Abroad – Obtaining Citizenship

Obtaining U.S. Citizenship for your child born abroad

There is a list of Consulates in Cebu City below for other countries.

United States Citizenship Information

Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240)

The birth of a child abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s) should be reported as soon as possible so that a Consular Report of Birth Abroad can be issued as an official record of the child’s claim to U.S. citizenship. Report the birth of your child abroad at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. A Consular Report of Birth can only be created at an American consular office overseas while the child is under age 18. The original Consular Report of Birth is given to the parent(s) at the time the report of birth is made and approved. You may replace, amend or request multiple copies of a Consular Report of Birth at any time.

When our son Matthew was born in 2005 we went to the Consulate in Cebu City located at the Waterfront Hotel to register him and obtain his citizenship. Once the forms are filled out and submitted along with a photo, it only took about 2 months for the citizenship papers to arrive along with a passport. All you need to do is go there and tell them what you need, they have all the forms there. You need an official NSO birth certificate of the child, and official NSO birth certificate for the mother and an official  US birth certificate along with your passport of the US citizen.

Citizenship Information For Other Countries

Here’s a list of all consulates including US

If anyone has info for their specific country log in and post a comment here please.

Consulates in Cebu City

Consulate of Austria
Mr. Alcardio C. Alegrado
CRM. Bldg. Escario cor. mol Ave Lahug
Phone: 231-0605

Consulate of Spain
Mr. Jaime R. Picornel
467 G. Molave St., Lahug, Cebu City
Phone: 231-1329

Consulate of Sweden
Mr. Jose B. Sala
415 Gorordo Ave., Lahug, Cebu City
Phone: 233-3106

Consulate of Portugal
Mr. Samuel Chioson
Cadiz Steel Corp. Tingub Rd Mandaue City
Phone: 344-0233

Consulate of Belgium
Mr. Enrique Benedicto
6th floor, Insular Life Bldg.
Gorordo Ave., Cebu City
Phone: 231-5333

Consulate of Canada
Mr. Robert O. Lee
45-L Andres Abellana St., Cebu City
Phone: 254-4749/2553069

Consulate of Switzerland
Mr. Markus Stern
91-F Ramos St., Cebu City
Phone: 253-7012/253-7078

Mr. John F. Domingo
Consular agent
3/f PCIBBLdg. Gorordo Ave. Cebu City
Phone: 231-1261

Consulate of France
Mr. Richard Fourteu
Blue Planet, 556 Juan Luna, Mabolo
Phone: 232-0936

Consulate of Denmark
Mr. Sabino Dapat
Unit 705. 7th Floor Keppel Bldg. Cebu Business Park, Cebu City
Phone:. 233-1328

Consulate of Turkey
Ms. Leontina L. Benedicto
B. Benedicto & Sons Inc. 103 – 107 Plaridel St. Cebu City
Phone: 254-4624

Consulate of United Kingdom
Ms. Moya Jackson
Villa Terrace Homes
Greenhills Rd, Casuntingan, Mandaue City
Phone: 346-0269

Consul General People’s Republic of China
Ms. She ChunShu
Cebu Fil-Chinese Volunteers
Fire Brigade Bldg., Don Julio Llorente St. Capitol Site, Cebu City
Phone: 256-3400/256-3456

Consulate of Japan
Mr. Eiji Ito
12th Floor Metrobank Plaza Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City
Phone: 255-0287/89

Consulate of Thailand
Mr. Roy L. Chiongbian
Eastern Shipping Lines Inc. Bldg. M.J. Cuenco Ave. Cebu City
Phone: 254-6202/254-2701

Consulate of Norway
Mr. Andoni Aboitz
Metaphil Compound, Tipolo, Mandaue City
Phone: 232-3133/232-0396


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