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Consular Notification thingy of Birth Abroad
« on: May 11, 2004, 01:58:01 PM »
Has anyone who's had their babies here done this? I haven't, I think this must be done in order to give your child the benefit of US Citizenship/passport/etc, but don't you have to appear at the Embassy in person?

Here's a link to the form:
http://www.usembassy.org.uk/cons_web/acs/forms/fs-2029.pdf

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Re: Consular Notification thingy of Birth Abroad
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2004, 02:03:58 PM »
I'm doing this 2 weeks from today, so I'll let you know how it goes. I have to do it in order to get Philip's US passport, since it's illegal for him to fly into the US on his British passport. We were going to get his US pasport anyway, but didn't know we needed to do it so quickly.

Ill let you know how it goes.
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Re: Consular Notification thingy of Birth Abroad
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2004, 02:09:09 PM »
Since it's illegal for him to fly into the US on his British passport. 


Thanks Sara, but why's this illegal? Why can't our children accompany us to visit the US on their British passports? This probably something I should have known but didn't.  :(

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Re: Consular Notification thingy of Birth Abroad
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2004, 02:17:15 PM »
Thanks Sara, but why's this illegal? Why can't our children accompany us to visit the US on their British passports? This probably something I should have known but didn't.  :(

I don't know why it's illegal. :( Check out my post in Visas & Immigration, I've spent the last 2 days fretting about this because I thought we were ok to fly to america this june even though philip wasn't due to get his US passport until august (he'll have his UK one before that). Here's the direct quote from the embassy's webpage:

My child has a foreign passport. Can s/he use it to travel to the U.S.?
By law, even if your child holds foreign nationality, if s/he has a claim to U.S. citizenship, s/he is required to enter and depart the United States on a valid U.S. passport. S/he should not enter the United States on a foreign passport with a visa, or visa free under the Visa Waiver Program.
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Re: Consular Notification thingy of Birth Abroad
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2004, 02:19:25 PM »
Ang good luck finding a person to talk to if you call asking for advice or clarification...  ::)
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Re: Consular Notification thingy of Birth Abroad
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2004, 02:37:30 PM »
Whoops, I never saw that before. My son did travel home with me once on his Brit passport, they didn't say much about it other than I should get his US one next time, they certainly did not imply that I had don't something wrong. That was almost 4 years ago though, so things may have changed.

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Re: Consular Notification thingy of Birth Abroad
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2004, 02:49:48 PM »
We had to have one done when my 10 year old was born in Germany otherwise we couldn't take the baby back to the US with us, and well, that kind of wasn't an option. ;) 

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Re: Consular Notification thingy of Birth Abroad
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2004, 02:57:49 PM »
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Re: Consular Notification thingy of Birth Abroad
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2004, 03:00:23 PM »
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

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Re: Consular Notification thingy of Birth Abroad
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2004, 03:06:24 PM »
I think I'll sticky this.

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Re: Consular Notification thingy of Birth Abroad
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2004, 03:50:56 PM »
You'll be relieved to know that he is likely to be a US citizen.

I like  ::) wording - "relieved."  Goodness.

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Re: Consular Notification thingy of Birth Abroad
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2004, 04:05:53 PM »
oh yes very relieved indeed to know my poor child will not have to go through life with only a measly British passport!  :) thank you thank you thank you!  ;D


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Re: Consular Notification thingy of Birth Abroad
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2004, 04:56:10 PM »
oh yes very relieved indeed to know my poor child will not have to go through life with only a measly British passport!  :) thank you thank you thank you!  ;D

LOL! :D
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Re: Consular Notification thingy of Birth Abroad
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2004, 05:27:23 PM »
Just wondering if we need to do the opposite to get British citizenship/passport? (wifey will be giving birth in the US, will be living there also)

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Re: Consular Notification thingy of Birth Abroad
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2004, 05:31:22 PM »
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