Tips on Preventing a Parental Abduction
Learn about warning signs and preventative measures you can take.
Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program
Be alerted before a passport is issued or renewed for your child.
Requirements for Children’s Passports
Learn about the two-parent consent required for children’s passports
Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to frequently asked questions about preventing and responding to an abduction.
Find Resources in Your State
Get contact information for your state’s clearinghouse on missing children and airports. Locate state statutes and legal aid resources in your state.
Office of Children's Issues at the U.S. Department of State
Country officers are available to speak with you Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For assistance with an abduction in progress or any emergency situation that occurs after normal business hours, on weekends, or federal holidays, please call toll free at 1-888-407-4747. See all contact information.
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