The Organisation can be contacted using the Contact form below.

Please note that the only official languages of the HCCH are English, French and Spanish.

The Permanent Bureau is not in a position to respond to queries from private persons or legal practitioners concerning the operation of the various HCCH Conventions, including cases concerning the use of Apostilles, child abduction, child protection, intercountry adoption, the service of documents abroad, or the taking of evidence abroad. For further assistance with these matters, please visit the appropriate section of the website, or contact the relevant authorities in the State concerned.

Enquiries from State authorities or international organisations may be made using the contact form available below.


Permanent Bureau
Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH)
Churchillplein 6b
The Netherlands
Fax: +31 (0)70 360 4867

The Permanent Bureau of the HCCH is located in the International Zone of The Hague, at Churchillplein 6b, next to the World Forum and between the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals and Europol. The offices of the Permanent Bureau are located on the second floor. For the exact location of the Permanent Bureau, visit Google Maps by clicking here.

Contact Form for State Authorities and International Organisations