Please note that the only official languages of the Hague Conference on Private International Law are English and French.
The Permanent Bureau is not in a position to respond to queries from private persons or legal practitioners concerning the operation of the various Hague 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.
Hague Conference on Private International Law
2517 JW THE HAGUE
Fax: +31 (0)70 360 4867
WHERE WE ARE
The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) is located in the International Zone of The Hague, at Churchillplein 6b, next to the World Forum and between the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia 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.
HOW TO REACH THE PERMANENT BUREAU
By public transport:
From The Hague Central Station (CS)
Take tram 16 to the Statenplein stop and then follow the Eisenhowerlaan. Our offices are located on the right-hand side, next to Europol, approximately nine minutes’ walk from the tram stop.
From The Hague Hollands Spoor Station (HS)
Take tram 1 to World Forum stop and then follow Eisenhowerlaan. Our offices are located on the left-hand side after passing the offices of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, approximately 5 minutes’ walk from the tram stop. Or take tram 16 to the Statenplein stop and then follow the Eisenhowerlaan. Our offices are located on the right-hand side, next to Europol, approximately eight minutes’ walk from the tram stop.
Directions on how to reach our offices by car can be found via the website of the World Forum here. Our offices are located next to the World Forum.
Limited parking is available under our offices via the entrance to our parking garage, just past the entrance to Eisenhowerlaan 77. Please push the intercom button at the parking garage barrier, then go to Parking Level -1 and park in the designated HCCH parking spots, then go to Entrance D and ring the bell, then go to second floor and ring the bell.