How do I get an acceptable birth certificate for my passport?
QUESTION: My mom lived in Australia when I was born. She and my dad are US citizens. How do I get an acceptable birth certificate for my passport?
ANSWER: Since this is the set of circumstances that have been dealt with you, an applicant who was born abroad or born on a military base, would have most likely reported the birth by the parent of the applicant with the United States Embassy or Consulate and they would have been issued a Consular Report of Birth Abroad. Fortunately, a copy of this document can be acquired. The applicant should reach out the Department of State to obtain the copy.
On the other hand, if an applicant was born overseas and adopted by a United States citizen, this will necessitate the applicant replace their original birth certificate that they were issued in their birth country. The applicant can get in touch with the closest foreign embassy or consulate in the country they were born in to complete this process.