Originally Posted by Plaid Leopard
I just happened to see this as I was browsing.
I'm curious how he was able to get a US passport without a consular report of birth abroad? Two of my children were born in Germany, and we had to report their births at the US embassy before we could apply for their passports.
Also, we were given several different copies of the birth certificates at the Burgeramt, one of which had French and English translations on it.
We needed a passport ASAP. We took DS to the embassy a couple weeks after he was born and had his birth certificate with us. We did the pictures and everything that day and got the passport in the mail 2 days later. We were give a certificate of citizenship the day we went to the embassy and his social security card came in the mail about 6 months later.
We went to our Rathaus a couple weeks before DS was born to fill out the paperwork, turn in our translated marriage license, and have our chosen name approved. The communication didn't go well and everyone was passing around a German-English dictionary to try and communicate. Then we went in everyday for 2 weeks asking if the birth certificate was ready yet and were told to try again the next day. Thankfully, we got it a couple days before our appointment at the embassy.
We had other American friends there at the same time, they both had babies there too, and they said their experience was nothing like ours. I don't know, maybe it was that we lived in different towns