7 FAM 1300 Appendix D

PLACE OF BIRTH NAMES IN PASSPORTS

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(Office of Origin: CA/OCS/L)

7 fam 1310 appendix D INTRODUCTION

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a. This appendix provides guidance on writing an applicant's place of birth in a passport. Passport authorizing officers must determine the proper birthplace to be written in the passport, annotate the passport application with the corresponding birthplace code, and issue the passport with the proper birth place in accordance with this guidance.

See:

Travel Document Issuance System-Photo Digitization (TDIS) Place of Birth Codes Table

American Citizen Services (ACS) Place of Birth Codes Table

b. Refer requests for the use of a place of birth not listed in this appendix to a Supervisory Passport Specialist or the Adjudication Manager domestically, or to a supervisory or regional consular officer abroad.

c. There should be no deviation from the guidance in this appendix regarding place names without specific written authorization from the Department.

d. When place name changes occur, new guidance must be authorized by the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) with concurrence of the Office of the Geographer and Global Issues, Geographic Information Unit, in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR/GGI) and the regional geographic bureau based on a change of the legal status or name of the location. When such a legal change occurs, this appendix will be revised and passport agencies and centers and U.S. embassies and consulates will be advised.

e. Write the state, country, or area of birth, as appropriate, in the passport as shown in this appendix, and corresponding TDIS and ACS systems birthplace codes. The approved entries and birthplace codes are listed in capital letters. Previous names of locations are provided in 7 FAM 1390 Appendix D in lowercase for reference purposes only to assist you in finding the current name when presented with birth record or citizenship evidence reflecting the previous place name. Enter the corresponding birthplace code shown in this appendix on the application and in the place of birth field in TDIS or ACS. In some cases, the city or town of birth may be written in the passport. (See 7 FAM 1380 Appendix D).

f. An applicant objecting to listing a country that currently has sovereignty over the actual place of birth may be offered the city of birth only option. (See 7 FAM 1380 Appendix D.)

g. Requests for No Place of Birth Listing in Passports: An applicant requesting that no place of birth be listed on a passport should be advised that the United States will not issue a U.S. passport with no place of birth listing. The place of birth designation is an integral part of establishing an individuals identity. It distinguishes that individual from other persons with similar names and/or dates of birth, and helps identify claimants attempting to use another persons identity. The information also facilitates retrieval of passport records to assist the Department in determining citizenship or notifying next of kin or other person designated by the individual to be notified in case of an emergency. Inquirers may further be advised that:

(1) A passport, as defined by Section 101(a)(30) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, is "any travel document issued by competent authority showing the bearer's origin, identity, and nationality if any, which is valid for the entry of the bearer into a foreign country";

(2) For United States passport purposes, the Department of State has defined the term "bearer's origin" to be the bearer's place of birth as it is presently recognized. That entry is included to assist in identifying the individual, not the individuals nationality. The passport very clearly states that the bearer is a United States national or citizen;

(3) Inclusion of the place of birth entry in the passport is consistent with the 1980 report of the International Civil Aviation Organization of the United Nations, (ICAO), which recommended a standardized passport including the place of birth entry as an essential element; and

(4) Over the last few years, deletion of the place of birth entry from the U.S. passport has been discussed extensively among U.S. Government agencies and with the Congress:

(a) In 1986, Congress directed the Comptroller General to complete a study on the issue;

(b) The August 1987 General Accounting Office (GAO) report (GAO 87-201) on this issue discusses two separate studies conducted by the Department of State, one in 1977 and another in 1986, to determine how the removal of the place of birth would affect travel by American citizens;

(c) Those studies concluded that elimination of the place of birth from the U.S. passport would cause considerable inconvenience to the entire traveling population, since a number of countries would still require place of birth information. Travelers would have to provide place of birth documentation, either when applying for a visa or when entering the country, or run the risk of being denied entry to those countries;

(d) The report also confirmed that U.S. law enforcement agencies could not agree to its removal from the U.S. passport because it is a vital data element used in anti-terrorist, anti-drug, and anti-fraud programs; and

(e) The GAO report reinforced previous conclusions that removal of the place of birth would lead to serious problems for the U.S. Government and for the majority of the American traveling public; and

(5) To assist foreign-born passport applicants who may object to the country name indicating the place of birth, passport procedures permit the placing of the name of the city or town of birth in the passport in lieu of the country of birth. However, in such cases, applicants are cautioned that the use of this option also may cause delay or other difficulties when traveling to, or obtaining visas for entry into, certain foreign countries.

NOTE: Place of birth was first added to the U.S. passport designed in 1917. An October 4, 1963 staff study by the Passport Office on Place of Birth information in the United States Passport reflects the passport used during World War I was the first in which including the place of birth of the passport holder was mandatory as part of the identification of the bearer, probably was a wartime travel control measure. The item was included in all subsequent revisions of the passport format, down to and including the present issuances.

h. The place names described in this appendix are also used for issuance of consular reports of birth and death. 7 FAM 1420 provides guidance regarding place of birth, death, marriage and divorce. 7 FAM 1440 provides guidance regarding the Form DS-2029, Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America; Form DS-1350, Certification of Report of Birth of a United States Citizen; and Form FS-240, Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America. 7 FAM 270 provides guidance regarding the Form DS-2060, Report of the Death of an American Citizen Abroad.

7 FAM 1320 APPENDIX D BIRTH IN THE UNITED STATES OR OUTLYING POSSESSIONS

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a. Birth in the fifty States and the District of Columbia:

(1) The name of the state should be written, followed by U.S.A. (Georgia, U.S.A.);

(2) Washington, DC should be written as "WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A."; and

(3) The passport application should show both the city and the State of birth.

b. Birth in U.S. territories and outlying areas:

(1) U.S. territories with the exception of the U.S. Virgin Islands are written as the name of the territory:

(a) Write U.S.A. only after Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands (Guam, U.S.A.; Puerto Rico, U.S.A.; Northern Mariana Islands, U.S.A.);

(b) The Virgin Islands are written as U.S. Virgin Islands; and

(c) American Samoa and Swains Island are written as American Samoa; and

(2) The passport application should show both the city and the territory of birth.

c. See 7 FAM 1390 Appendix D for specific place of birth transcription guide and codes.

7 fam 1330 APPENDIX D birth Outside the United States - current sovereignty rule

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a. It is the Department of State policy that place of birth in a U.S. passport should reflect the current sovereignty as determined by the Office of the Geographer (INR/GGI) and the regional geographic bureau.

b. As a general rule, the country that currently has sovereignty over the actual place of birth is listed as the place of birth, regardless of when the birth occurred. Passport authorizing officers must use the country of birth as it is now known for a place of birth listing, unless otherwise specified in this appendix.

c. For a location whose sovereignty is in dispute, is not yet resolved, or is not recognized by the United States, this appendix provides specific guidance.

7 FAM 1340 APPENDIX D SUCCESSOR STATE ISSUES

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a. Passport Applicant Lists a Place of Birth on the Passport Application That Does Not Reflect Current Sovereignty: If there is a question as to what country now has sovereignty over the actual place of birth, or whether that sovereignty is recognized by the United States, the passport authorizing officer should determine the country having present sovereignty and annotate the place of birth on the passport application with the correct place of birth code in accordance with the guidance in this appendix. This often occurs when an applicant was born in part of a country, which the United States recognizes as having been subsequently annexed by another country and the applicant lists the country that was sovereign the time of the birth on the passport application.

For example:

If the passport applicant lists the place of birth on the passport application as Danzig, Germany, the passport authorizing officer should annotate the passport application to reflect the birthplace code for the jurisdiction with current sovereignty and place name as Gdansk, Poland even if the birth evidence (including naturalization certificates) list Danzig, Germany.

b. Disputed Territory: Where the birthplace of the applicant is located in territory disputed by another country, the city or area of birth may be written in the passport, if shown on the application and if included for use on the birthplace transcription guide, 7 FAM 1390 Appendix D.

For Example: The area known as Western Sahara remains a disputed territory, and the TDIS and ACS systems provide birthplace codes for Western Sahara.

c. United States Does Not Recognize Assertion of Sovereignty: Historically, there are circumstances in which the United States does not recognize the annexation of territory by another country. When this occurs, the Department will provide specific guidance to passport authorizing officers and the 7 FAM 1300 Appendix D will be amended accordingly. Do not enter in the passport the name of any independent country listed as place of birth on a passport application or birthplace evidence whose incorporation into another nation is not recognized by the United States as the country of birth.

For Example: The United States never recognized the annexation of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia by the U.S.S.R. The United States did not authorize entry of U.S.S.R or the Soviet Union as a place of birth name in a U.S. passport for a person born in Latvia, Lithuania, or Estonia, even if the evidence of birth listed U.S.S.R.

d. Major Contemporary Changes in Sovereignty/Successor States: This section provides to highlight the most recent changes to place names.

(1) The Former U.S.S.R.:

(a) For a person born in an area that was formerly part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.), determine the name of the republic as it is presently known. Do not write U.S.S.R. or Soviet Union as place of birth in a passport;

(b) The independent republics of the former Soviet Union (the Commonwealth of Independent States) are:

Commonwealth of Independent States

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Georgia

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

Moldova

Russia

Tajikistan

Turkmenistan

Ukraine

Uzbekistan

(c) Georgia: Be careful to distinguish between the state of Georgia in the United States (birthplace code GA) and the independent country of Georgia (birthplace code GEO); and

(d) Armenia: When a passport application shows Armenia as the birthplace, determine whether the actual place of birth is in the independent Republic of Armenia, or is part of the region known as Armenia, which includes parts of Turkey and Iran (see 7 FAM 1390 Appendix D);

(2) Countries Formerly Part of Yugoslavia:

(a) Do not write Yugoslavia as place of birth in a passport;

(b) If an applicant lists Yugoslavia as a place of birth on a passport application, the city of birth must be obtained so that the passport authorizing officer can determine which country is currently has sovereignty in the specific area;

(c) Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, or Slovenia may be written for individuals born there; and

(d) Serbia: For individuals born in the Republic of Serbia the short-form name Serbia may be listed as place of birth:

(i) In March of 2002, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia agreed to form a new state, consisting of a union Parliament, union President, and five union ministries, replacing Yugoslavia with a looser state union called Serbia and Montenegro, that came into effect in February of 2003. On May 21, 2006, the Republic of Montenegro held a successful referendum on independence and declared independence on June 3, 2006. Thereafter, the parliament of Serbia stated that the Republic of Serbia was the continuity of the state union, changing the name of the country from Serbia and Montenegro to the Republic of Serbia, with Serbia retaining Serbia and Montenegros membership in all international organizations and bodies; and

(ii) Passport authorizing officers need to be aware that U.S. citizens born in the area now called Serbia may present a passport with Yugoslavia or Serbia and Montenegro listed as place of birth. When they renew their passports, the specific place of their birth needs to be determined so you can make certain that the proper place of birth is shown in the new passport;

(e) Montenegro: For individuals born in the Republic of Montenegro, the short-form name Montenegro may be listed as place of birth:.

(i) In March of 2002, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia agreed to form a new state, consisting of a union Parliament, union President, and five union ministries, replacing Yugoslavia with a looser state union called Serbia and Montenegro that came into effect in February of 2003. On May 21, 2006, the Republic of Montenegro held a successful referendum on independence and declared independence on June 3, 2006. The United States and Montenegro established diplomatic relations on August 15, 2006; and

(ii) Passport authorizing officers need to be aware that many U.S. citizens born in the area now called Montenegro may present previous passports with the place of birth listed as either Yugoslavia or Serbia and Montenegro. When they renew their passports, the specific place of their birth needs to be determined so you can make certain that the proper place of birth is shown in the new passport;

(f) Macedonia: If applicant lists the place of birth on a passport application as the Republic of Macedonia or Macedonia, you must determine whether the city or town of birth was part of Yugoslavia, Greece, Albania, or Bulgaria. If the city was within what is now recognized as the Republic of Macedonia, the short-form name Macedonia may be listed. Otherwise, list Greece, Albania, or Bulgaria, whichever currently has sovereignty; and

(g) Kosovo: On February 17, 2008, the Republic of Kosovo declared independence. The United States recognized the independence of Kosovo on February 18, 2008. For individuals born in Kosovo, the short-form name Kosovo should be listed as place of birth even if the birth occurred prior to the establishment of the new state of Kosovo on February 17, 2008. If an applicant objects to the designation of "Kosovo as the place of birth on the passport or Consular Report of Birth Abroad and prefers that no country of birth be listed, the current ACS system application allows posts to use "city of birth" (with no listing for country of birth) for passport services;

(3) Countries Formerly Part of Czechoslovakia:

(a) For a person born in an area that was formerly part of Czechoslovakia, do not write Czechoslovakia;

(b) If the person was born in one of the former provinces of Bohemia, Moravia, or the Sudetenland, write Czech Republic as the place of birth; and

(c) If the person was born in the former province of Slovakia, write the country Slovakia as the place of birth;

(4) Timor-Leste: On May 20, 2002, East Timor became an independent nation. East Timor was previously under the authority of the United Nations. The long-form name is the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. On July 10, 2007, the Foreign Names Committee of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) approved Timor-Leste as the short form name of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. Changing to Timor-Leste is consistent with Timorese preferences and the long form name we already use. Five years after East Timors independence, most countries and organizations refer to the country as Timor-Leste. The short-form name Timor-Leste should now be listed as the place of birth;

(5) Samoa: Formerly Western Samoa:

(a) On July 4, 1997, the Legislative Assembly of Western Samoa passed a constitutional amendment that changed the name of Western Samoa to Samoa. On August 4, 1997, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names approved the name change;

(b) The State of Samoa is made up principally of the islands of Upolu and Savaii;

(c) The Independent State of Samoa should not be confused with the U.S. Territory of American Samoa. When a passport application shows Samoa as place of birth, the applicants city of birth should be determined and then confirm the appropriate place of to be written in the passport. In order for Samoa to be printed in a passport, that place of birth must be in agreement with the applicants citizenship evidence or other documentation; and

(d) For persons born prior to July 4, 1997, documentation issued prior to July 4, 1997 would generally state Western Samoa;

(6) Taiwan:

(a) Public Law 103-415 (1994) provided that the Secretary of State may write Taiwan as place of birth in a passport when requested to do so by applicants born there;

NOTE: The United States does not officially recognize Taiwan as a state or country, although passport issuing officers may enter Taiwan as a place of birth. (See also 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D d(6)(f).)

(b) An applicant who writes China as his/her place of birth on a passport application will continue to have China printed in his/her passport. If the person is a first time passport applicant, the applicants proof of birth documentation should reflect birth in Taiwan in accordance with paragraph (d) below;

(c) An applicant who writes Taiwan, China as a place of birth on a passport application should be contacted to ascertain whether he/she prefers either Taiwan or China as his/her place of birth;

(d) When an applicant writes Taiwan on a passport application as place of birth, print Taiwan as the place of birth on the passport after confirming, by examining the citizenship evidence and other documentation, that the applicants city of birth is on one of the following islands: the island of Taiwan (formerly called Formosa), Penghu (formerly called Pescadores), Quemoy, or Matsu;

(e) The city of birth only option (7 FAM 1380 Appendix D) is an available alternative;

(f) One China Policy: Passports may not be issued showing place of birth as Taiwan, China, Taiwan, Republic of China or Taiwan ROC. The United States recognizes the government of the Peoples Republic of China as the sole legal government of China and acknowledges the Chinese position that there is but one China and that Taiwan is a part of China; and

(g) A passport applicant whose previous U.S. passports listed Taiwan as place of birth may request that his/her new passport be issued listing China as place of birth;

(7) Hong Kong SAR: Effective July 1, 1997, Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). The place of birth for Hong Kong, regardless of the date the birth occurred, should be Hong Kong SAR. No country of birth should be listed. The city of birth only option (Hong Kong) is not an available alternative;

(8) Macau SAR: Effective December 20, 1999, Macau became a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC). The place of birth for Macau, regardless of the date the birth occurred, should be Macau SAR. No country of birth should be listed. The city of birth only option (Macau) is not an available alternative;

(9) Tibet: The United States recognizes the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) and Tibetan autonomous counties and prefectures in other provinces to be a part of the People's Republic of China. The place of birth for Tibet, regardless of the date the birth occurred, should be CHINA. The city of birth only option (7 FAM 1380 Appendix D) is an available alternative;

(10) Former Netherlands Antilles: The Netherlands Antilles ceased to exist as a political entity on October 10, 2010. Two of its former components, Curacao and Sint Maarten, together with Aruba and the Netherlands, are now defined as "independent countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands." The remaining component, the three BES islands (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius (Statia), and Saba) are overseas municipalities subsumed within the Netherlands province of Noord-Holland. New place of birth system codes are noted in 7 FAM 1390 Appendix D. The city of birth only option (7 FAM 1380 Appendix D) is an available alternative:

(a) Curacao will be used as the place of birth name;

(b) Sint Maarten will be used as the place of birth name;

(c) Bonaire will be used as the place of birth name;

(d) Sint Eustatius (Statia) will be used as the place of birth name; and

(e) Saba will be used as the place of birth name; and

(11) South Sudan: South Sudan is now independent. The United States and the Republic of South Sudan have full diplomatic recognition effective July 9, 2011. The new place of birth system codes are noted in 7 FAM 1390 Appendix D. The city of birth only option (7 FAM 1380 Appendix D) is an available alternative.

7 FAM 1350 APPENDIX D BIRTH AT SEA OR IN THE AIR

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a. Birth at Sea: If birth or citizenship documents show that birth occurred at sea, and no country has sovereignty over the area of birth, write "AT SEA" as the birthplace in the passport with the appropriate birthplace code.

b. Birth in the Air: If birth or citizenship documents show that birth occurred in the air, and no country has sovereignty over the area of birth, write "IN THE AIR" as the birthplace in the passport with the appropriate birthplace code.

NOTE: See 7 FAM 1110 for adjudication guidance regarding birth in the air, territorial seas, or international waters.

7 FAM 1360 APPENDIX D BIRTH IN Israel, Jerusalem, and Israeli-Occupied Areas

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a. Background. As a result of the June 1967 Arab-Israeli War, the Government of Israel currently occupies and administers the Golan Heights, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. U.S. policy recognizes that the Golan Heights is Syrian territory, and that the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are territories whose final status must be determined by negotiations.

b. Birth in the Golan Heights: The birthplace that should appear on passports whose bearers were born in the Golan Heights is SYRIA.

c. Birth in the West Bank or in the No Mans Lands between the West Bank and Israel: The birthplace for people born in the West Bank or in the No Man's Lands between the West Bank and Israel is WEST BANK; Those persons born before May 1948 in the area known as the West Bank may have PALESTINE listed as an alternate entry. Those born in 1948 or later may have their city of birth as an alternate entry. Persons born in the West Bank in 1948 or later may not have Palestine transcribed as an alternate entry.

d. Birth in the Gaza Strip: The birthplace for people born in the Gaza Strip, is GAZA STRIP. PALESTINE is the alternate acceptable entry provided the applicant was born before 1948.

e. Birthplace in Israel: Write ISRAEL as the place of birth in the passport if and only if the applicant was born in Israel itself (this does not include the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights, Jerusalem, the West Bank, or the No Mans Lands between the West Bank and Israel). Do not enter ISRAEL in U.S. passports as the place of birth for applicants born in the occupied territories.

f. Birthplace in Jerusalem: For a person born in Jerusalem, write JERUSALEM as the place of birth in the passport. Do not write Israel, Jordan or West Bank for a person born within the current municipal borders of Jerusalem. For applicants born before May 14, 1948 in a place that was within the municipal borders of Jerusalem, enter JERUSALEM as their place of birth. For persons born before May 14, 1948 in a location that was outside Jerusalems municipal limits and later was annexed by the city, enter either PALESTINE or the name of the location (area/city) as it was known prior to annexation. For persons born after May 14, 1948 in a location that was outside Jerusalems municipal limits and later was annexed by the city, it is acceptable to enter the name of the location (area/city) as it was known prior to annexation.

g. Birthplace in Area Formerly Known as Palestine: An applicant born in the area formerly known as Palestine (which includes the Gaza Strip, the Golan Heights, Jerusalem, or the West Bank) may object to showing the birthplace. In such cases, explain the Department of State (CA)s general policy of showing the birthplace as the country having present sovereignty. The Senior Passport Specialist, Supervisory Passport Specialist, or Adjudication Manager at a domestic passport agency or center or supervisory consular officer or regional consular officer at a U.S. embassy or consulate may make an exception to show PALESTINE as the birthplace if the applicant was born before 1948. If the applicant was born in 1948 or later, the city or town of birth may be listed if the applicant objects to showing the country having present sovereignty.

h. For a person born before May 14, 1948 in a place that was outside Jerusalem's municipal limits and later was annexed by the city, either PALESTINE or the name of the location (area or city) as it was known before annexation may be used as an alternate entry. For a person born after May 14, 1948 in a place that was outside Jerusalem's municipal limits and later was annexed by the city, the alternate entry is the name of the location (area or city) as it was known before annexation.

i. If the applicant lists as place of birth on a passport application a jurisdiction other than that provided in this 7 FAM 1360 Appendix D, the passport authorizing officer should annotate the passport application with the correct place of birth code reflected in this guidance. If the passport applicant objects to the listing of the current area of sovereignty as defined in this guidance, the applicant may elect to list the area or city name as listed in this section. However, Passport authorizing officers will advise applicants that foreign officials who examine the passport and are unfamiliar with (or object to) the area name may question its appearance in the passport and possibly deny entry to the bearer. (See 7 FAM 1380 Appendix D.)

Area Name

Birthplace

Alternate Entry

Gaza Strip

GAZA STRIP

PALESTINE (if born before 1948);

City or Town of birth regardless of date of birth

Golan Heights

SYRIA

City or town of birth

Israel

ISRAEL

PALESTINE (if born before 1948);

City or Town of birth regardless of date of birth

Jerusalem

JERUSALEM

PALESTINE (if born before 1948 in an area which was later annexed by Jerusalem);

City or area of birth as it was known prior to annexation regardless of date of birth.

West Bank

WEST BANK

PALESTINE (if born before 1948);

City or Town of birth regardless of date of birth

Sinai

EGYPT

None

7 FAM 1370 APPENDIX D Birth in the Former Canal Zone

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For persons born in the former Panama Canal Zone on or after October 1, 1979, the place of birth in the passport must be listed as PANAMA. For persons born before October 1, 1979, write PANAMA as the place of birth; however, if the applicant objects to the use of either Panama as the place of birth designation in the passport enter the city or town of birth (for example, GATUN, not Canal Zone or Panama).

7 FAM 1380 APPENDIX D City of Birth Listing

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a. A U.S. citizen born abroad may choose to list the city or town of birth at the time of the applicants birth or at the present time rather than the country if he or she objects to the country listing as set forth in this appendix, unless this appendix specifies otherwise. The city of birth only option is not available for persons born in the United States or its territories or outlying possessions.

NOTE:

The city of birth only option also is not an available alternative regarding Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR. (See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D d(7)and d(8).)

b. Refer requests for verification of the proper city name to be listed to a Supervisory Passport Specialist or the Adjudication Manager at passports agencies and centers or the supervisory consular officer or regional consular officer at U.S. embassies or consulates.

c. The applicant should be advised by the appropriate Information Notice (IN) of the possible difficulties he or she may encounter in traveling to or obtaining visas for entry to foreign countries with a city of birth shown on his/her passport. (See 7 FAM 1300 Appendix D Exhibit 1.)

d. Write out the city or town in the Place of Birth (POB) field, as there are no standard codes for city birthplaces. Also, write and circle XXX as the place of birth code.

e. If an applicant later requests a new passport showing the country of birth, the applicant must pay the normal fees for the new passport.

f. Questions:

(1) Domestic passport agencies and centers should direct questions about place of birth to Passport Services Office of Adjudication, Adjudication Policy Division, CA/PPT/S/A/AP, (AskPPTAdjudication@state.gov); and

(2) U.S. embassies and consulates should direct questions about place of birth (or death) to the Overseas Citizens Services Office of Legal Affairs, CA/OCS/L, (Ask-OCS-L@state.gov).

7 FAM 1390 appendix D PLACE OF BIRTH GUIDE

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a. The Consular Affairs Consolidated Database (CCD) converts the information from the ACS (American Citizen Services) system code for place of birth to the TDIS system code for place of birth. While the birthplace codes for the two systems may differ from one another, passports issued by both systems reflect the same place of birth name.

b. The TDIS and ACS automated systems provide only one alternative to use of the coded data fields the entry in the computer system of the city of birth only. (See 7 FAM 1370 Appendix D.)

c. The approved entries and birthplace codes are listed in capital letters. Previous names of locations are provided in 7 FAM 1390 Appendix D in lowercase for reference purposes only to assist you in finding the current name when presented with a birth record reflecting the previous place name.

Place of Birth

(Birthplace listed in capital letters should be written in passport. See also Notes column)

TDIS Code

ACS Code

Notes

Admiralty Islands

PNG

PNG

Write PAPUA NEW GUINEA

AFGHANISTAN

AFG

AFGH

ALABAMA, U.S.A.

AL

AL

ALASKA, U.S.A.

AK

AK

ALBANIA

ALB

ALB

(See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D.)

ALGERIA

DZA

ALGR

AMERICAN SAMOA

ASM

AS

Write AMERICAN SAMOA. Do not confuse with Samoa.

ANDORRA

AND

ANDO

ANGOLA

AGO

ANGL

ANGUILLA

AIA

ANGU

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA

ATG

ANTI

ARGENTINA

ARG

ARG

ARIZONA, U.S.A.

AZ

AZ

ARKANSAS, U.S.A.

AR

AR

ARMENIA

ARM

ARM

Determine Armenia, Turkey or Iran. (See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D.)

ARUBA

ABW

ARB

Write ARUBA. Aruba seceded from the former Netherlands Antilles in 1986 and became a separate autonomous member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Ascension Island

SHN

SHEL

Write ST. HELENA

AT SEA

XAS

XAS

Write AT SEA

Austral Islands

PYF

FPOL

Write FRENCH POLYNESIA

AUSTRALIA

AUS

ASTL

AUSTRIA

AUT

AUST

AZERBAIJAN

AZE

AZR

(See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D.)

Azores

PRT

PORT

Write PORTUGAL

BAHAMAS, THE

BHS

BAMA

BAHRAIN

BHR

BAHR

BAKER ISLAND

XBK

XBK

Generally uninhabited

Balearic Islands

ESP

SPN

Write SPAIN

Bali

IDN

IDSA

Write INDONESIA

BANGLADESH

BGD

BANG

Write BANGLADESH. Formerly East Pakistan or East Bengal. East Pakistan seceded from its union with West Pakistan in 1971 and was renamed Bangladesh

BARBADOS

BRB

BRDO

Bechuanaland

BWA

BOT

Write BOTSWANA. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966.

BELARUS

BLR

BYS

Write BELARUS. Formerly Byelorussia. (See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D.)

BELGIUM

BEL

BELG

BELIZE

BLZ

BLZ

Write BELIZE. Formerly British Honduras. Achieved independent in 1981. Do not confuse with Honduras.

BENIN

BEN

BENN

Write BENIN; Formerly Dahomey (until 1975).

BERMUDA

BMU

BERM

Bessarabia

MDA

MLD

Write MOLDOVA. (See 7 1340 FAM Appendix D.)

NOTE: Not all of Bessarabia is in present-day Moldova. A large portion of it is in Ukraine. If presented with birth evidence reflecting Bessarabia, CA/OCS/L (Ask-OCS-L@state.gov) will contact INR/GGI to determine in which country the place of birth is currently located.

BHUTAN

BTN

BHU

BOLIVIA

BOL

BOL

BONAIRE

BON

BON

Write BONAIRE

Bonin Islands

JPN

JPN

Write JAPAN. Includes Nampo-Shoto, Bonin Islands, Volcano Islands, Rosario Island (Nishino-Shima), Marcus Island (Monami-Torj-Shima), and Parece (Okino-Tori-Shima. The administration of the Bonin Islands was returned to Japan June 26, 1968.

Borneo

Determine specific country: Brunei, Malaysia or Indonesia as appropriate.

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

BIH

BIH

(See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D.)

BOTSWANA

BWA

BOT

Write BOTSWANA; Formerly Bechuanaland. Achieved independence and adopted new name of Botswana in 1966.

BRAZIL

BRA

BRZL

British Cameroons

NGA

NIGR

Write NIGERIA. Do not confuse with the former French Cameroons. See Cameroon(s) Northern Division and Cameroons, Southern Division.

British Somaliland

SOM

SOMA

Write SOMALIA. Britain withdrew from British Somaliland in 1960 in order to allow its protectorate to join with Italian Somaliland and form the new nation of Somalia.

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

VGB

BRVI

Do not confuse with U.S. Virgin Islands

BRUNEI

BRN

BRNI

BULGARIA

BGR

BULG

BURKINA FASO

BFA

BURK

Write BURKINA FASO. Achieved independence from France in 1960. Renamed Burkina Faso in 1984; Formerly Upper Volta, Haute-Volta or Voltaic Republic.

BURMA

MMR

BURM

Write BURMA.

BURUNDI

BDI

BRND

Write BURUNDI. Formerly part of Ruanda-Urundi

Byelorussia

BLR

BYS

Write BELARUS. (See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D.)

CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

CA

CA

CAMBODIA

KHM

CBDA

Write CAMBODIA. Formerly Kampuchea

CAMEROON

CMR

CMRN

Write CAMEROON. Formerly French Cameroons and the South Division of the Cameroons.

Cameroons, Northern Division

NGA

NIGR

Write NIGERIA (Formerly British); Achieved independence in 1960. Do not confuse with Cameroons, Southern Division (Formerly French) now Cameroon.

Cameroons, Southern Division

CMR

CMRN

Write CAMEROON (Formerly French)

CANADA

CAN

CAN

Canary Islands

ESP

SPN

Write SPAIN

CABO VERDE

CPV

CAVI

Caroline Island

KIR

KIRI

Write KIRIBATI. Do not confuse with Caroline Islands in Micronesia and Palau.

Caroline Islands, Eastern

FSM

FSM

Write MICRONESIA; The Federated States of Micronesia includes Yap, Truk, Ponape and Kosrae. Do not confuse with Caroline Island (KIR) or Caroline Islands, Western Caroline Islands (Palau)

Caroline Islands, Western

PLW

PALA

Write PALAU.

CAYMAN ISLANDS

CYM

CAYI

Write CAYMAN ISLANDS. Overseas territory of the United Kingdom. The islands became a territory within the Federation of the West Indies in 1959. When the Federation was dissolved in 1962, the Cayman Islands chose to remain a British dependency.

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

CAF

CAFR

Write CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC. Achieved independence in 1960. 1976-1979 known as Central African Empire. Central African Republic includes part of former French Equatorial Africa, French colony of Ubangi-Shari.

CHAD

TCD

CHAD

CHILE

CHL

CHIL

CHINA

CHN

CHIN

(See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D) regarding place of birth listings for Taiwan, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR.

CHRISTMAS ISLAND (Indian Ocean)

CXR

CHRI

Write CHRISTMAS ISLAND. The Territory of Christmas Island is a small, nonself-governing territory of Australia located in the Indian Ocean. Do not confuse with Christmas Island in the Pacific Ocean.

Christmas Island (Pacific Ocean, Kiritimati)

KIR

KIRI

Write KIRIBATI. Located in the Pacific Ocean. Do not confuse with Christmas Island in Indian Ocean.

COCOS ISLANDS (Pacific Ocean)

CCK

COCI

Write COCOS ISLANDS. Territory of Australia since 1955. Also known as Keeling Islands. Do not confuse with Cocos Island in Costa Rica (Isla del Coco)

COLOMBIA

COL

COL

COLORADO, U.S.A.

CO

CO

COMOROS

COM

COMO

CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE

COG

CONB

Write CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE. Upon independence in 1960, the former French region of Middle Congo became the Republic of the Congo. Do not confuse with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire. If you are interviewing the applicant, a good question to ask may be What is the capital of the country where you were born Kinshasa or Brazzaville?

CONGO-KINSHASA

COD

COD

Write CONGO-KINSHASA. Formerly Zaire. Gained independence in 1960. Formerly Belgian Congo. The country is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The approved short form name is Congo. The Republic of the Congo, a neighboring state, is also known by the short form name of Congo. To avoid confusion, these places of birth codes are written as noted. Do not place spaces before or after the hyphen. In order to have Congo-Kinshasa written as place of birth in a passport, the applicant must submit documentation such as a previous passport, naturalization certificate or secondary documentation that lists the place of birth as the Democratic Republic of the Congo or as Zaire.

If the application and its accompanying documentation show just Congo as the place of birth, the applicants city of birth must be determined. Then determine the State where the city is located. If you are interviewing the applicant, a good question to ask may be What is the capital of the country where you were born Kinshasa or Brazzaville?

Zaire may no longer be listed in a U.S. passport as a place of birth.

CONNECTICUT, U.S.A.

CT

CT

COOK ISLANDS

COK

CKIS

Write COOK ISLANDS. Administrative control was transferred to New Zealand; in 1965. Residents chose self-government in free association with New Zealand.

COSTA RICA

CRI

CSTR

COTE DIVOIRE

CIV

IVCO

Write COTE DIVOIRE. Known in English as Ivory Coast; Achieved independence in 1960.

CROATIA

HRV

HRV

(See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D.)

CUBA

CUB

CUBA

CURACAO

CUR

CUR

Write CURACAO.

CYPRUS

CYP

CYPR

CZECH REPUBLIC

CSK

CZEC

(See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D d(3).)

DELAWARE, U.S.A.

DE

DE

DENMARK

DNK

DEN

DJIBOUTI

DJI

DJI

Formerly French Territory of Afars and Issas. Includes former French Somaliland. Became Djibouti in 1977.

DOMINICA

DMA

DOMN

Do not confuse with Dominican Republic

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

DOM

DOMR

Do not confuse with Dominica

East Prussia

Determine the present day name for the place of birth. After World War II the area was divided between Poland and the U.S.S.R. Persons born in East Prussia may prefer to use the city of birth only option, which allows them to choose the name of the city at the time of the applicants birth or the present day name. (See 7 FAM 1380 Appendix D)

ECUADOR

ECU

ECUA

Includes Galapagos Islands.

EGYPT

EGY

EGYP

Formerly United Arab Republic.

EL SALVADOR

SLV

ELSL

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

GNQ

EGN

Do not confuse with Guinea or Guinea-Bissau. Achieved independence in 1968.

ERITREA

ERI

ERI

Formerly a province of Ethiopia, Eritrea became an independent country on May 24, 1993. Eritrea or Ethiopia must be listed as the place of birth on a previous passport, naturalization certificate or other documentation. Cities: Cities: Capital--Asmara. Other cities--Keren; Assab; Massawa; Afabet; Tessenie; Mendefera; Dekemhare; Adekeieh; Barentu; Ghinda.

ESTONIA

EST

EST

ETHIOPIA

ETH

ETH

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is comprised of nine states and two city administrations (Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa). Formerly Abyssinia. For birth in Eritrea, see Eritrea.

FALKLAND ISLANDS

FLK

FKLI

FAROE ISLANDS

FRO

FAER

FIJI

FJI

FIJI

FINLAND

FIN

FIN

FLORIDA, U.S.A.

FL

FL

FRANCE

FRA

FRAN

French Cameroons

CMR

CMRN

Write CAMEROON. Do not confuse with former British Cameroons, now in Nigeria and Cameroon.

French Congo

COG

CONB

Write CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE.

French Equatorial Africa

Determine specific place of birth. CHAD, GABON, CONGO, OR CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, as appropriate.

FRENCH GUIANA

GUF

FRGN

Write FRENCH GUIANA. Overseas Department of France in South America. Do not confuse with French Guinea in Africa, now called Guinea.

French Guinea

GIN

GNEA

Write GUINEA (in Africa). Do not confuse with French Guiana in South America or Equatorial Guinea or Guinea-Bissau in Africa.

FRENCH POLYNESIA

PYF

FPOL

Write FRENCH POLYNESIA. Includes Tahiti, Moorea, Austral Islands, Gambier Islands, Marquesas Islands and Society Islands.

French Somaliland

DJI

DJI

Write DJIBOUTI; Formerly French Territory of Afars and Issas. Became independent in 1977.

French Togoland

TGO

TOGO

Write TOGO. Do not confuse with British Togoland, now part of GHANA.

French Territory Of Afars And Issas

DJI

DJI

Write DJIBOUTI. Includes former French Somaliland. The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas became Djibouti in 1977.

French West Indies

Write GUADELOUPE or MARTINIQUE, as appropriate.

Friendly Islands

TON

TONG

Write TONGA

GABON

GAB

GABN

GAMBIA, THE

GMB

GAM

Write THE GAMBIA. Achieved independence in 1965. Formed a short-lived federation of Senegambia with Senegal from 1982-1989.

GAZA STRIP

XGZ

XGZ

(See 7 FAM 1360 Appendix D.)

GEORGIA

GEO

GRZ

Independent country in the Caucasus region. Do not confuse with the state of Georgia in the United States.

GEORGIA, U.S.A.

GA

GA

Do not confuse with Republic of Georgia.

GERMANY

DEU

GER

GHANA

GHA

GHAN

On March 6, 1957, the British Commonwealth Possessions formerly known as British Togoland, Ashanti, the Northern Territories and the Gold Coast were united under one rule as the new country of Ghana. Do not confuse with French Togoland which is now Togo.

GIBRALTAR

GIB

GIB

GOLAN HEIGHTS

SYR

SYR

(Or list city or town of birth; See 7 FAM 1360 Appendix D).

GREECE

GRC

GRC

GREENLAND

GRL

GRLD

GRENADA

GRD

GREN

Achieved independence in 1974.

GUADELOUPE

GLP

GUAD

Write GUADELOUPE. Includes St. Barthelemy, the northern part of St. Martin, Les Saintes, Desirade, and Marie-Galante.

GUAM, U.S.A.

GUM

GUAM

GUATEMALA

GTM

GUAT

GUERNSEY

GBR

GRBR

Write UNITED KINGDOM. British Crown Dependency.

GUINEA

GIN

GNEA

Write GUINEA. (In Africa); Do not confuse with Guinea-Bissau or Equatorial Guinea. Formerly French Guinea.

GUINEA-BISSAU

GNB

GUIB

Write GUINEA-BISSAU; (In Africa); Do not confuse with Equatorial Guinea or Guinea. Formerly Portuguese Guinea.

GUYANA

GUY

GUY

Write GUYANA; (In Northern South America); Formerly British Guiana. Achieved independence in 1966.

HAITI

HTI

HAT

HAWAII, U.S.A.

HI

HI

HONDURAS

HND

HOND

Do not confuse with former British Honduras, now Belize which achieved independence in 1981.

HONG KONG SAR

HKG

HNK

City of Birth Only Hong Kong is not an available option. (7 FAM 1340 Appendix D)

HOWLAND ISLAND

XHI

XHI

An unincorporated, unorganized territory of the United States. The island is now a National Wildlife Refuge managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as an insular area under the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Generally uninhabited.

HUNGARY

HUN

HUNG

ICELAND

ISL

ICLD

IDAHO, U.S.A.

ID

ID

ILLINOIS, U.S.A.

IL

IL

IN THE AIR

XIR

XIR

Write IN THE AIR

INDIA

IND

IND

INDIANA

IN

IN

INDONESIA

IDN

IDSA

Write INDONESIA. Declared independence in 1945.

IOWA, U.S.A.

IA

IA

IRAN

IRN

IRAN

IRAQ

IRQ

IRAQ

IRELAND

IRL

IRE

Do not confuse with Northern Ireland.

IRISH FREE STATE

IRL

IRE

Write IRELAND; Irish Free State existed from 1922-1937.

ISLE OF MAN

GBR

GRBR

Write UNITED KINGDOM. British Crown Dependency.

ISLE OF WIGHT

GBR

GRBR

Write UNITED KINGDOM

ISRAEL

ISR

ISRL

(See 7 FAM 1360 Appendix D); Does not include Jerusalem or areas under military occupation.

Italian Somaliland

SOM

SOMA

Write SOMALIA; On July 1 1960, Italian Somaliland was granted its independence. It immediately united with neighboring British Somaliland (which had become independent on June 26) to form the Republic of Somalia.

ITALY

ITA

ITLY

JAMAICA

JAM

JAM

JAPAN

JPN

JPN

Includes Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa and Bonin Islands.

JERSEY

GBR

GRBR

Write UNITED KINGDOM. British Crown Dependency

JERUSALEM

XJE

JRSM

(See 7 FAM 1360 Appendix D)

JOHNSTON ATOLL

XJA

XJA

Unincorporated territory of the United States administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of the U.S. Department of Interior as part of the United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuge

Generally uninhabited

JORDAN

JOR

JORD

KANSAS, U.S.A.

KS

KS

KAZAKHSTAN

KAZ

KAZ

On August 4, 1997, the U.S. Board of Geographic Names changed the official conventional spelling of Kazakstan to Kazakhstan. The birthplace code remained the same. (See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D)

KENTUCKY, U.S.A.

KY

KY

KENYA

KEN

KENY

KIRIBATI

KIR

KIRI

Includes Banaba (Ocean) Island, the Gilbert Islands, the Phoenix Islands, and the following Line Islands: Teraina, Tabuaeran, Kiritmati (Christmas), Malden, Starbuck, Vostok, Caroline and Flint.

Kiritimati

KIR

KIRI

Write KIRIBATI. It was previously called Christmas Island when it made up part of the former British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands.

KOREA

KOR

KOR

Write KOREA. This is the Republic of Korea.

KOREA, DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF (DPRK)

No Place Designation or Code in TDIS or ACS at this time. Address questions to Ask-OCS-L@state.gov.

KOSOVO

KSV

KSV

(See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D.)

Kuril Islands

The Kuril Islands are administered by Russia, but the southernmost four islands Kunashiri, Etorofu, Shikotan and the Habomai Islets are claimed by Japan. List the current city of birth. If the applicant objects to the listing of the current Russian town name, CA/OCS/L (Ask-OCS-L@state.gov) will contact INR/GGI with the Japanese city name the applicant provides and INR/GGI will determine what the city is called now and provide guidance.

KUWAIT

KWT

KUWT

Kwajalein

MHL

RMI

Write MARSHALL ISLANDS

KYRGYZSTAN

KGZ

KGZ

(See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D)

LAOS

LAO

LAOS

LATVIA

LVA

LATV

LEBANON

LBN

LEBN

LESOTHO

LSO

LES

Write LESOTHO. Formerly Basutoland; Name changed when granted full independence from the United Kingdom October 4, 1966

LIBERIA

LBR

LIBR

LIBYA

LBY

LBYA

LIECHTENSTEIN

LIE

LCHT

LITHUANIA

LTU

LITH

LOUISIANA, U.S.A.

LA

LA

LUXEMBOURG

LUX

LXM

MACAU SAR

MAC

MAC

Write Macau, SAR. City of Birth Only Macau is not an available option. (See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D)

MACEDONIA

MKD

MKD

(See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D)

MADAGASCAR

MDG

MADG

MAINE, U.S.A.

ME

ME

MALAWI

MWI

MALW

MALAYSIA

MYS

MLAS

Write MALAYSIA. Formerly Federation of Malaya, which included British North Borneao and Sarwak. Includes Johore, Kedah, Kelantan, Labuan, Malacca, Negri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor, and Trengganu.

Malden Island

KIR

MLDI

Write KIRIBATI; one of the Line Islands

Generally uninhabited

MALDIVES

MDV

MLDV

Write MALDIVES. Formerly Maldive Islands

MALI

MLI

MALI

Formerly known as Soudanese Republic, French Sudan; The Sudanese Republic and Senegal became independent of France in 1960 as the Mali Federation. When Senegal withdrew after only a few months, what formerly made up the Sudanese Republic was renamed Mali.

MALTA

MLT

MLTA

Marquesas Islands

PYF

FPOL

Write FRENCH POLYNESIA

MARSHALL ISLANDS

MHL

RMI

Write MARSHALL ISLANDS; Includes Bikini, Eniwetok and Kwajalein Atolls.

MARTINIQUE

MTQ

MART

MARYLAND, U.S.A.

MD

MD

MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A.

MA

MA

MAURITANIA

MRT

MAUR

Formerly part of French West Africa. Do not confuse with Mauritius.

MAURITIUS

MUS

MRTS

Do not confuse with Mauritania.

MAYOTTE

XYO

XYO

Write MAYOTTE. Southern African Island in the Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean. About one half of the way between Northern Madagasgar and Northern Mozambique. Geographically part of the Comoro Islands, but it was the only island in the archipelago that voted in 1974 to retain its link with France and forego independence. Also known as Mahore.

MEXICO

MEX

MEX

MICHIGAN, U.S.A.

MI

MI

MICRONESIA, FEDERATED STATES OF

FSM

FSM

Includes the island states of Yap, Truk, Ponape and Kosrae.

MIDWAY ISLANDS

XMI

MDWI

An unincorporated territory of the United States, under the authority of the U.S. Department of Interior. It is a national wildlife refuge administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Generally uninhabited

MINNESOTA, U.S.A.

MN

MN

MISSISSIPPI, U.S.A.

MS

MS

MISSOURI, U.S.A.

MO

MO

MOLDOVA

MDA

MLD

(See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D)

MONACO

MCO

MON

MONGOLIA

MNG

MONG

MONTANA, U.S.A.

MT

MT

MONTENEGRO

MTG

MTG

(See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D)

MONTSERRAT

MSR

MONT

Overseas territory of the United Kingdom.

MOROCCO

MAR

MORO

The United States ceased using designations French Morocco or Spanish Morocco in U.S. passports on October 22, 1956. Includes Ifni, the former French Morocco, the former International Zone of Tangier and former Spanish Morocco.

MOZAMBIQUE

MOZ

MOZ

Write MOZAMBIQUE. Formerly part of Portuguese (African) Overseas Provinces. Became independent June 25, 1975.

NAMIBIA

NAM

NAMB

Write NAMIBIA. Formerly known as South-West Africa. Achieved independence in 1990.

NAURU

NRU

NAU

Write Nauru. Achieved independence in 1968.

NEBRASKA, U.S.A.

NE

NE

NEPAL

NPL

NEP

NETHERLANDS

NLD

NETH

NEVADA, U.S.A.

NV

NV

NEW CALEDONIA

NCL

NCAL

Write NEW CALEDONIA. A French possession. The 1998 Noumea Accord provides for up to three referenda to be held between 2013-2018 to decide whether New Caledonia should assume full sovereignty and independence.

New Guinea

Write PAPUA NEW GUINEA OR INDONESIA as appropriate. Determine specific place of birth.

NEW HAMPSHIRE, U.S.A.

NH

NH

New Hebrides

VUT

VANU

Write VANUATU

NEW JERSEY, U.S.A.

NJ

NJ

NEW MEXICO, U.S.A.

NM

NM

NEW YORK, U.S.A.

NY

NY

NEW ZEALAND

NZL

NZLD

NICARAGUA

NIC

NIC

NIGER

NER

NIR

Write NIGER. Formerly part of French West Africa. Achieved independence in 1960.

NIGERIA

NGA

NIGR

Write NIGERIA.

NIUE

NIU

NIUE

Write NIUE. Self governing island nation of the south pacific, in free association with New Zealand.

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS, U.S.A.

MNP

MNP

Includes Saipan and Tinian. (See 7 FAM 1126.7)

NORFOLK ISLAND

NFK

NFK

Write NORFOLK ISLAND; External Territory of Australia, together with Philip Island and Nepean Island.

NORTH CAROLINA, U.S.A.

NC

NC

NORTH DAKOTA, U.S.A.

ND

ND

Northern Ireland

GBR

GRBR

Write UNITED KINGDOM. Includes Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, Tyrone and the City of Belfast. Do not confuse with Ireland.

Northern Rhodesia

ZMB

ZAMB

Write ZAMBIA

NORWAY

NOR

NORW

OHIO, U.S.A.

OH

OH

OKINAWA

JPN

JPN

Write JAPAN. The administration of Okinawa was returned to Japan May 15, 1972. See Ryukyu Islands.

OKLAHOMA, U.S.A.

OK

OK

OMAN

OMN

OMAN

Write OMAN. Formerly Muscat and Oman

OREGON, U.S.A.

OR

OR

PAKISTAN

PAK

PKST

PALAU

PLW

PALA

Write PALAU. See Western Caroline Islands.

PALESTINE

XPL

PAL

(See 7 FAM 1360 Appendix D) Use only if the applicant is born before 1948.

PALMYRA ATOLL

XPA

PLMR

An unorganized, unincorporated territory of the United States, administered by the Office of Insular Affairs, U.S. Department of Interior, designed as the Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge

Generally uninhabited

PANAMA

PAN

PAN

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

PNG

PNG

PARAGUAY

PRY

PARA

PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A.

PA

PA

PERU

PER

PERU

PHILIPPINES

PHL

PHIL

PITCAIRN ISLANDS

PCN

PITC

Write PITCAIRN ISLANDS; British Overseas Territory. Includes Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno Islands.

POLAND

POL

POL

PORTUGAL

PRT

PORT

Write PORTUGAL. Includes Azores and Madeira Islands

Portuguese Guinea

GNB

GUIB

Write GUINEA-BISSAU

PUERTO RICO, U.S.A.

PRI

PR

QATAR

QAT

QTAR

REUNION

REU

REUN

Write REUNION. Overseas Department of France located in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, 200 kilometers southwest of Mauritius.

RHODE ISLAND, U.S.A.

RI

RI

Rhodesia

ZWE

ZIMB

Write ZIMBABWE

Rhodesia, Northern

ZMB

ZAMB

Write ZAMBIA

Rhodesia, Southern

ZWE

ZIMB

Write ZIMBABWE

ROMANIA

ROM

ROM

Rota (Not Air Force Base)

MNP

MNP

Write NOTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS, U.S.A.; In Northern Mariana Islands. Do not confuse with Rota Air Force Base, Spain.

Ruanda-Urundi

BURUNDI OR RWANDA, as appropriate.

RUSSIA

RUS

RUS

RWANDA

RWA

RWND

Ryukyu Islands

JPN

JPN

The administration of the Southern Ryukyu Islands which includes the island of Okinawa was returned to Japan on May 15, 1972. For place of birth, write JAPAN.

SABA

SAB

SAB

Write SABA. See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D d(10). Do not confuse with Sabah, which is part of Malaysia.

Sabah

MYS

MLAS

MALAYSIA. Formerly British Bornea. Do not confuse with Saba.

Sakhalin Island

RUS

RUS

Write RUSSIA.

SAMOA

WSM

WSAM

Formerly Western Samoa. Name changed to Samoa in 1997. The State of Samoa is made up principally of the islands of Upolu and Savaii. Do not confuse with the U.S. Territory of American Samoa. (See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D d(5).)

SAN MARINO

SMR

SMAR

Write SAN MARINO. This is an independent country.

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE

STP

STPR

Write SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE. Formerly part of Portuguese (African) Overseas Provinces. Achieved independence in 1975.

SAUDI ARABIA

SAU

SARB

SENEGAL

SEN

SENG

Write SENEGAL. Formerly part of French West Africa. Achieved independence in 1960. Joined with The Gambia to form the nominal confederation of Senegambia in 1982. Union dissolved in 1989.

SERBIA

SRM

SBA

See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D.

SEYCHELLES

SYC

SEYC

SIERRA LEONE

SLE

SLEO

Sinai Peninsula

Write EGYPT. (See 7 FAM 1360 Appendix D.)

SINGAPORE

SGP

SING

SLOVAKIA

SVK

SVK

Write SLOVAKIA. (See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D)

SLOVENIA

SVN

SVN

SOLOMON ISLANDS

SLB

SLMN

Write SOLOMON ISLANDS. Independence achieved in 1978. Formerly known as British Solomon Islands. Includes southern Solomon Islands, primarily Guadalcanal, Malaita, San Cristobal, Santa Isabel and Choiseul. Do not confuse with the portion of the Solomon Islands (primarily Bougainville and Buka) which is now part of Papua New Guinea.

SOMALIA

SOM

SOMA

Write SOMALIA. Formerly Italian Somaliland and British Somaliland. Achieved independence in 1960.

Soudanese Republic

MLI

MALI

Write MALI; The Sudanese Republic and Senegal became independent of France in 1960 as the Mali Federation. When Senegal withdrew after only a few months, what formerly made up the Sudanese Republic was renamed Mali.

SOUTH AFRICA

ZAF

SAFR

SOUTH CAROLINA, U.S.A.

SC

SC

SOUTH DAKOTA, U.S.A.

SD

SD

SOUTH SUDAN

SSD

SSD

Write SOUTH SUDAN. Before TDIS and ACS system updates are completed designate SOUTH SUDAN as place of birth by entering XXX in the place field and typing in South Sudan.

South West Africa

NAM

NAMB

Write NAMIBIA. Do not confuse with South Africa.

SPAIN

ESP

SPN

Write SPAIN. Includes the Balearic and Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla.

Spanish Equatorial Guinea

GNQ

EGN

Write EQUATORIAL GUINEA; gained independence from Spain in 1968. Do not confuse with Guinea or Guinea-Bissau

Spanish Sahara

ESH

SSAH

Disputed Territory. Write WESTERN SAHARA.

SRI LANKA

LKA

SRL

Formerly Ceylon. As Ceylon became independent in 1948. Renamed Sri Lanka in 1972.

St. Barthelemy

GLP

GUAD

GUADELOUPE

St. Christopher (St. Kitts)

KNA

STCN

Write ST. KITTS AND NEVIS.

St. Croix

VIR

VI

Write U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.

SINT EUSTATIUS

STE

STE

Write SINT EUSTATIUS.

ST. HELENA

SHN

SHEL

Write ST. HELENA. British Overseas Territory consisting of St. Helena, the Ascension Islands and the Island Group of Tristan da Cunha.

St. John

VIR

VI

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS

KNA

STCN

Write ST. KITTS AND NEVIS. Achieved independence in 1983. Also known as St. Christopher and Nevis. Note: The Island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971.

ST. LUCIA

LCA

SLCA

Write ST. LUCIA. Achieved independence in 1979.

St. Martin

XSM

XSM

Write GUADELOUPE; Formerly French West Indies; French Antilles. Do not confuse with Sint Maarten.

SINT MAARTEN

STM

STNR

Write SINT MAARTEN.

ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON

SPM

SPMI

Write ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON. Island in the North Atlantic Ocean south of Newfoundland, Canada. French Overseas Territory.

St. Thomas

VIR

VI

Write U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS.

ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

VCT

STVN

Write ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES. Between 1960-1962 was a separate administrative unit of the Federation of the West Indies. Autonomy was granted in 1969 and achieved independence in 1979.

SUDAN

SDN

SUDA

Write SUDAN. Achieved independence from United Kingdom in 1956. Formerly Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. Do not confuse with Soudan or Soudanese Republic, which is not part of Mali.

SURINAME

SUR

SURM

Write SURINAME. Formerly Dutch Guiana. Achieved independence from The Netherlands in 1975.

Svalbard

NOR

NORW

A territory of Norway.

SWAZILAND

SWZ

SZLD

SWEDEN

SWE

SWDN

SWITZERLAND

CHE

SWTZ

SYRIA

SYR

SYR

TAIWAN

TWN or

CHN

TWAN or CHIN

(See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D)

TAJIKISTAN

TJK

TJK

(See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D)

TANZANIA

TZA

TAZN

Write TANZANIA. Formerly Tanganyika; Became independent from United Kingdom in 1961. Merged with Zanzibar to form Tanzania in 1964.

TENNESSEE, U.S.A.

TN

TN

TEXAS, U.S.A.

TX

TX

THAILAND

THA

THAI

Tibet

CHN

CHIN

Write CHINA or city of birth.

TIMOR-LESTE

TLS

TMOR

(See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D)

TOGO

TGO

TOGO

Write TOGO. Formerly French Togoland. Achieved independence in 1960. Do not confuse with former British Togoland now part of Ghana.

Togoland

Write TOGO or GHANA as appropriate. On December 27, 1916 Togoland was divided into French Togoland and British Togoland. Most of the territory formerly belonging to Togoland is part of Togo, with a small part transferred to Ghana.

TOKELAU

TKL

XTK

Write TOKELAU. Includes Atafu, Fafaofu, and Nakunono Atolls. A British Protectorate in 1889, transferred to New Zealand administration in 1925. A non self governing colonial territory of New Zealand. Also known as the Union Islands until 1976 when the name officially became TOKELAU.

TONGA

TON

TONG

Write TONGA. Includes Friendly Islands.

Tortola

VGB

BRVI

Write BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS.

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

TTO

TRIN

Write TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO. Achieved independence in 1962.

Tuamotu-Gambier Islands

PYF

FPOL

Write FRENCH POLYNESIA.

TUNISIA

TUN

TNSA

TURKEY

TUR

TRKY

TURKMENISTAN

TKM

TKM

TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

TCA

TCIS

Write TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS; British Overseas territory.

TUVALU

TUV

TUV

Write TUVALU. Formerly Ellice Islands. Achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1978.

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

VIR

VI

Do not confuse with British Virgin Islands.

UGANDA

UGA

UGAN

UKRAINE

UKR

UKR

(See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D)

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

ARE

UAE

Merged as United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 1971. Formerly known as Trucial States. Includes Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al Qaiwain, Ras al Khaimah, and Fujairah.

United Arab Republic

A union of Egypt and Syria formed in 1958 and dissolved in 1961. Determine which country the applicant was born in and put EGYPT or SYRIA as appropriate.

UNITED KINGDOM

GBR

GRBR

Effective November 30, 1955, the United States began to use the term United Kingdom rather than British Isles, Great Britain, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the Channel Islands.

Upper Volta

BFA

BURK

Write BURKINA FASO; Achieved independence from France in 1960. Renamed Burkina Faso in 1984; Formerly Upper Volta, Haute-Volta or Voltaic Republic.

URUGUAY

URY

URU

U.S.S.R.

No longer used as place name. Determine specific place of birth. Enter appropriate independent republic or other country. (See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D.)

UTAH, U.S.A.

UT

UT

UZBEKISTAN

UZB

UZB

(See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D)

VANUATU

VUT

VANU

Formerly New Hebrides. Anglo-French Condominium. Achieved independence in 1980.

VENEZUELA

VEN

VENZ

VERMONT, U.S.A.

VT

VT

VIETNAM

VNM

VTNM

VIRGINIA, U.S.A.

VA

VA

WAKE ISLAND

XWK

WKI

An unorganized, unincorporated territory of the United States, administered by the Office of Insular Affairs, U.S. Department of Interior.

Generally uninhabited.

Wales

GBR

GRBR

Write UNITED KINGDOM.

WALLIS AND FUTUNA

WLF

WAFT

Write WALLIS AND FUTUNA. French Overseas Territory.

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A.

DC

DC

WASHINGTON, U.S.A.

WA

WA

WEST BANK

XWB

XWB

(See 7 FAM 1360 Appendix D.)

WEST VIRGINIA, U.S.A.

WV

WV

WESTERN SAHARA

ESH

SSAH

WRITE WESTERN SAHARA. Disputed Territory. See United Nations Mission for the Referendum on Western Sahara and Security Council Resolution 1720 of October 31, 2006. Morocco virtually annexed the northern two-thirds of Western Sahara (formerly Spanish Sahara) in 1976, and the rest of the territory in 1979, following Mauritania's withdrawal. A guerrilla war with the Polisario Front contesting Rabat's sovereignty ended in a 1991 UN-brokered cease-fire; a UN-organized referendum on final status has been repeatedly postponed.

WISCONSIN, U.S.A.

WI

WI

WYOMING, U.S.A.

WY

WY

YEMEN

YEM

YEM

The Republic of Yemen was established May 22, 1990 following unification of the former Yemen Arab Republic (North) and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (South). The capital is Sanaa.

Yugoslavia

Determine current area of sovereignty over birthplace. Yugoslavia is no longer used as a birthplace in U.S. passports. (See 7 FAM 1340 Appendix D.)

Zaire

COD

COD

Write CONGO-KINSHASA. Long form name: Democratic Republic of the Congo. Short form name Congo. Formerly Zaire. See Congo-Kinshasa birthplace code. Do not confuse with Congo-Brazzaville.

ZAMBIA

ZMB

ZAMB

Write ZAMBIA. Formerly known as Northern Rhodesia. Achieved independence in 1964.

Zanzibar

TZA

TAZN

Write TANZANIA; Merged Tanganyika in 1964 to form Tanzania.

ZIMBABWE

ZWE

ZIMB

Write ZIMBABWE. Formerly known as Southern Rhodesia. Achieved independence in 1980.


7 FAM 1300 Appendix D Exhibit 1
Information Notice to Bearer Requesting City of Birth Listing

Seal of the Department of State(CT:CON-454; 04-15-2013)

United States Department of State

Bureau of Consular Affairs

Passport Services

NOTICE TO UNITED STATES CITIZENS BORN ABROAD REGARDING

PLACES OF BIRTH TO BE WRITTEN IN PASSPORTS

United States citizens born abroad may list the city or town, rather than the country, of their birth in United States passports when there is an objection to the country listing as established by the Department of State. The city or town name to be designated will be the name at the date of the passport applicants birth, or the current name. The appropriate transliteration of the city or town name will be established by the Office of the Geographer of the U.S. Department of State.

Passport applicants who opt for the city or town of birth designation should be aware that they may encounter difficulties in traveling to, or in obtaining visas for entry into, certain foreign countries. A foreign countrys Embassy or consulate may refuse to issue a visa that is required to enter that country and the applicant will effectively be barred from traveling to that country. An applicant who, having been denied a visa, requests a replacement passport with the country listed as the place of birth designation will be charged the normal issuance fee for the replacement passport.

Passport applicants should also be aware that although a visa may not be required to enter a particular country, the traveler must often show a passport at the port of entry. Entry may be denied by border officials based on the city or town designation in the passport. The U.S. Department of State will not be in a position to facilitate entry in such cases. The only service U.S. Embassies or consulates can provide will be issuance of a replacement passport with the country listed as the place of birth designation. The traveler will be charged the normal issuance fee for the replacement passport.