The Office of Children’s Issues is available to answer your questions regarding preventing and resolving international parental child abductions during regular business hours (8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST). Our office is the U.S. Central Authority for the Hague Abduction Convention. Please contact us at any time at the number below to report an Abduction in Progress.
888-407-4747 (from the U.S. and Canada)
+ 1 202-501-4444 (from outside the United States)
Questions regarding preventing international parental child abductions:
United States Department of State
2201 C. St., NW
SA-17; 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20522-1709
You can send information to enroll your child into the Children’s Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP), Hague Abduction Convention applications and documents, among other correspondence, to this mailing address. However, we can process your child’s CPIAP enrollment more quickly if you email or fax your documents.
Prevention Fax: 202-485-6222
Abduction Fax: 202-485-6221
Country officers are available to speak with you Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.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 the toll-free number below.
- 1-888-407-4747 Toll free from U.S. and Canada
- +1 202-501-4444