The United States government has arrangements with other countries to provide child support services. These international child support agreements specify procedures for establishing and enforcing child support orders across borders.
The U.S. government has arrangements with these countries to provide child support services.
No. Residency or citizenship is not required for you to apply for child support services.
To apply for child support services in the U.S., contact your state or local child support office and ask for an application. Find your state child support agency website and contact information on the federal OCSE online interactive map.
The state child support agency may provide a range of services including:
For information about these services, see the federal Child Support Handbook for Families.