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New Foreign Reciprocating Country – Prince Edward Island, Canada

DCL-13-04

Published: February 14, 2013
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
International
Types:
Policy, Dear Colleague Letters (DCL)
Tags:
Foreign Reciprocating Countries (FRC)

DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER

DCL-13-04

DATE: February 14, 2013

TO:  ALL STATE IV-D DIRECTORS

RE:  New Foreign Reciprocating Country – Prince Edward Island, Canada

Dear Colleague:

I am pleased to announce a new federal-level international reciprocity agreement for child support with Prince Edward Island, Canada (PEI).  PEI has been declared a “foreign reciprocating country” or FRC for child support enforcement purposes by the United States, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 659A.

According to the terms of the agreement, state IV-D agencies should now treat requests for services from PEI as they would requests from any other U.S. state or FRC.  States can expect a similar level of service on outgoing requests to PEI.

For information about PEI and the reciprocal agreement, please refer to the Canada page on the OCSE international website.  We are currently revising the Caseworker’s Guide to Processing Cases with Canada (OCSE-IM-11-03) to include PEI-specific forms and policy information.  We will let you know as soon as the updated guidance is available. 

The mailing address for the PEI Central Authority is as follows:

Office of the Attorney General
Maintenance Enforcement Program
P.O. Box 2290
Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 8C1
Canada
Website: https://eservices.gov.pe.ca/meps/index.jsp

In the future, please find current contact information for PEI and all other FRCs on the OCSE Intergovernmental Reference Guide (IRG). 

For information about PEI or any other international child support enforcement matter, please contact OCSE at ocseinternational@acf.hhs.gov.

Sincerely,

Vicki Turetsky
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement

cc: ACF/OCSE Regional Program Managers