Getting a British passport for my American baby was top of my to do list after I had my son. My husband and I are both British and it felt really important to me to establish his citizenship soon after birth.
While less than half of the general US population have a passport, it’s a required document for expat families. Expecting expats need to accumulate all the traditional baby gear, like a crib, diapers, clothes, blankets, car seat and more; however, you’ll also need an American passport for your American baby if you’re planning on venturing back ‘home’.
It’s exactly a year since I stepped off the plane and into my new life in San Francisco. Here are a few essentials that as a British person I wish I’d known twelve months ago.