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.
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.
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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