Please Note - the discountinued Certification of Report of Birth (DS-1350) is still valid for use within the United States, but if you need your CRBA apostilled for foreign use, you will need to obtain a FS-240 (CRBA). In order for this document to be eligible to be apostilled, the CRBA must be issued within the past five years.
The child's parents should contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate to apply for a CRBA to certifiy that the child is in fact a U.S. citizen. If the U.S. embassy or consulate determines that a child has acquired U.S. citizenship at birth, they will approve the CRBA application and the U.S. Department of State (USDOS) will issue a CRBA (FS-240). in the child's name. The CRBA is proof of U.S. citizenship and may be used to obtain a U.S. Passport, register for school, etc.