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    • Get a court order, notify law enforcement, contact our office

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    • Look for warning signs, recognize possible impact of dual nationality, know that the U.S. has no exit controls; and, know what is needed for your child to travel.

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  • Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP)

    Enrolling your child in CPIAP allows us to notify you if the Department receives a passport application for your child.

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Office of Children's Issues at the U.S. Department of State

Country officers are available to speak with you Monday - Friday, 8:15 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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