Change in Central Authority for Finland
To: State IV-D Directors
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
P.O. Box 25
Telephone: +358 (9) 1606 7628
Fax: +358 (9) 1606 7524
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your efforts to ensure that children involved in international cases receive child support.
Office of Child Support Enforcement
cc: ACF/OCSE Regional Program Managers
Embassy of Finland
Ministry of Justice, Finland