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Change in Central Authority for Finland


Published: January 6, 2011
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Case Management, Enforcement, International
Policy, Dear Colleague Letters (DCL)
Foreign Reciprocating Countries (FRC)

To: State IV-D Directors

Dear Colleagues

Finnish officials have requested that the Office of Child Support Enforcement notify states about a change in the Finnish agency responsible for the international recovery of maintenance, including United States-Finland child support cases. Due to a change in domestic legislation, effective January 1, 2011, the Ministry of Justice will become the Central Authority under the agreement between Finland and the United States.

The new contact information for Finland is as follows:

Ministry of Justice
Postal address:
P.O. Box 25
FIN-00023 Government
Street address:
Eteläesplanadi 10
FIN-00130 Helsinki
Telephone: +358 (9) 1606 7628
Fax: +358 (9) 1606 7524
E-mail: central.authority@om.fi

OCSE is working with the Ministry of Justice to ascertain whether additional changes are required to “A Caseworker’s Guide to Processing Cases with Finland” found at IM-08-04.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Anne Miller at anne.miller@acf.hhs.gov. Thank you for your efforts to ensure that children involved in international cases receive child support.



Vicki Turetsky
Office of Child Support Enforcement

cc: ACF/OCSE Regional Program Managers
Embassy of Finland
Ministry of Justice, Finland