OCSE is the U.S. Central Authority for international child support. We work with states and countries to provide assistance to families seeking support when family members live in different countries.
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U.S. states process cases with certain countries under different types of reciprocity arrangements, including:
- Hague Convention countries — countries that have joined the Hague Child Support Convention, and
- Foreign reciprocating countries (FRCs) — countries and Canadian provinces that have bilateral arrangements with the U.S. government and have not joined the Hague Convention.
List of countries (drop-down list)
Hague Child Support Convention (expand/collapse)
Hague Convention Forms in English (fillable PDFs)
Use these Hague Child Support Convention forms (fillable PDFs) for processing cases between Hague Convention countries.
Training - Processing Convention Cases
OCSE developed a nine-part webinar series to help central registry staff and caseworkers process international child support cases under UIFSA 2008.
- Hague Child Support Convention Judicial Guide - 2018.pdf
- U.S. Ratification of the Hague Child Support Convention (DCL-16-11)
- Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (2008) and Hague Treaty Provisions (IM-15-01)
- Uniform Interstate Family Support Act 2008
- Federal Register Notice: Designating State IV-D Agencies as "Public Bodies" under the Hague Convention
Top International Resources
Published: March 8, 2017Lists all OCSE international policy documents and guidance
Published: June 2, 2016Use our online webform to ask a question
Published: June 13, 2017International child support resources from the U.S. Department of State
Published: June 13, 2017Information from the global child support network on international and national child support law
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