DATE: May 1, 2020
TO: State IV-D Agencies
SUBJECT: Hague Child Support Convention Forms Renewal – Expire Feb. 28, 2023
The 14 Hague Child Support Convention forms have been approved for renewal by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB Number 0970-0488) and are available for use by state child support agencies in international cases processed under the 2007 Hague Child Support Convention. The OMB renewal expires on Feb. 28, 2023.
The Hague Convention forms include the Transmittal form, the Acknowledgement form, and 12 case processing forms grouped together by type of application. State child support agencies must use the Transmittal for outgoing cases to Convention countries and the Acknowledgement for incoming cases from Convention countries. State child support agencies will receive all incoming Hague applications from Convention countries on the Hague forms.
When state child support agencies send applications to Hague countries under the Convention, they will likely use the Hague case processing forms; however, state child support agencies should always check the form requirements of the responding country before sending any request. Form requirements for each country are available on the specific Country Profile available on the Hague Conference website.
For form instructions and more, see the Practical Handbook for Caseworkers under the 2007 Child Support Convention, especially Chapter 15, “Completing the Forms.” For other resources and training about the Hague Child Support Convention and forms, see the OCSE International website and International Case Processing Under UIFSA 2008 training material.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective May 1, 2020, state child support agencies are required to use the renewed Hague Convention forms for case processing with Convention countries, according to the document requirements of the Hague Convention and other Convention countries.
REFERENCES: 45 CFR 303.7(a)(4)
EXPIRATION DATE: The new OMB expiration date for the Hague forms is Feb. 28, 2023.
INQUIRIES: Contact OCSE at email@example.com.
Scott M. Lekan
Office of Child Support Enforcement