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Federal Register Public Notice on Adding Finland and United Kingdom as Reciprocating Nations

DCL-08-46

Published: December 10, 2008
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Intergovernmental/Interstate, International
Types:
Policy, Dear Colleague Letters (DCL)
Tags:
Foreign Reciprocating Countries (FRC)

DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER

DCL-08-46

ATTACHMENT: Federal Register Public Notice Update

DATE: Dec 10, 2008

TO: ALL STATE IV-D DIRECTORS

RE: Additional Reciprocating Nations

Dear Colleague:

In DCL-08-10, issued on March 26, 2008, OCSE announced that Finland and the United Kingdom had each been declared a "foreign reciprocating country" or FRC for child support enforcement purposes by the United States pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 659A authority. On November 28, 2008, the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, published the enclosed cumulative public notice on completed Federal reciprocity declarations in the Federal Register (73 FR 72555). You may find this Federal Register notice useful in proceedings where the existence of a reciprocal relationship is at issue.

State IV-D agencies should continue to provide these FRCs the same services provided pursuant to other intergovernmental and interstate requests. Outgoing requests for services should be sent to the FRC's respective Central Authorities. A list of contact information (address, phone, and fax) for these jurisdictions is available in the address feature on the online Intergovernmental Referral Guide (IRG) where any future changes in contact information will be reflected.

OCSE's international child support resources can be accessed through the "OCSE International Resources" web link page [http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/css/international]. Also, the Department of State, in collaboration with OCSE, provides general information on international child support enforcement.

For further information about any reciprocity declaration or other international child support enforcement matters, please contact the U.S. Central Authority for International Child Support, Office of Child Support Enforcement, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., Washington, DC 20447. Policy questions should be directed to the Division of Policy at (202) 401-9386. Case-specific questions should be directed to the Division of Consumer Services at (202) 401-9373, fax: (202) 205-5927, email: ocseinternational@acf.hhs.gov.

Sincerely,

Margot Bean
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement

cc: ACF OCSE Regional Program Managers
Tribal IV-D Directors