Vereinigte Staaten - Zentrale Behörde (Arts 6, 14 und 17)

The U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State’s (Department) functions include all Central Authority functions under the Convention except as provided below. Within the Department, the Office of Children’s Issues, part of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, serves as the primary contact on issues related to the Convention:

U.S. Department of State
Office of Children’s Issues
2201 C. St., NW
SA-17; 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20522-1709

T: +1 (888) 407-4747 (from the United States or Canada)
T: +1 (202) 501-4444 (from outside the United States or Canada) 



U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), part of the Department of Homeland Security, is the U.S. entity responsible for accepting suitability and eligibility applications and immigration petitions from prospective adoptive parents pursuant to Articles 14 and 17:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

National Benefits Center
Attn: Adoptions
Department of Homeland Security
P.O. Box 25920
Overland Park KS 66225 

T: +1 (877) 424-8374 (from the United States)
T: +1 (913) 275-5480 (from outside the United States)



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