Note: Be certain to check with the officer for your country for any additional or specific requirements.
Application form – one signed original for EACH child. NOTE: Some countries may require use of a special application form.
Marriage Certificate (if applicable). May need to be certified copy.
Birth Certificate for EACH child. May need to be certified copy.
Divorce Decree (if applicable). May need to be certified copy.
Evidence of Custodial Right
Other relevant court documents
Photographs of taking parent and child
Statement regarding the circumstances of removal or detention
Possible address(es) and telephone numbers for the child in the United States
Translations of all documents not provided in English
Indication if you would like to pursue a voluntary return
Application for legal assistance (if applicable)