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.
Child support reciprocity
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/territories that have bilateral arrangements with the U.S. government and have not joined the Hague Convention.
For Hague Convention forms to other countries, see our Hague Convention Requirements page.
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.
For Hague Convention forms in other languages, see our Hague Convention Requirements page.
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
- Judicial Bench Cards for UIFSA and Hague Convention Cases (IM-19-05)
- 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
Lists all OCSE international policy documents and guidance
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International child support resources from the U.S. Department of State
Information from the global child support network on international and national child support law
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