28: Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Entry into force: 1-XII-1983


Members of the Organisation

Albania

Albania - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice
Department of Jurisdictional Foreign Relations
Blvd "ZOG i I-rë"
TIRANA
Albania
Tel.: +355 4 2259-390/91  Ext: 71114
Tel.: +355 4 2228359
Fax: +355 4 2234560
E-mail: foreigndepart@drejtesia.gov.al
Internet: www.drejtesia.gov.al

Contact Person:


Andorra

Andorra - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice and Interior
International Relations and Legal Cooperation Service
Department of Justice and Interior
Carretera de l’Obac s/n
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany
Principality of Andorra

Contact person:


Argentina

Argentina - Central Authority

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship
International Legal Assistance Department
Esmeralda 1212 - 4th floor - Of. 440
1007 BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
Tél. / Tel.: +54 (11) 4819 7385
Fax: +54 (11) 4819 7353
Website: http://www.menores.gov.ar/
e-mail address: restitucion@mrecic.gov.ar

Personnes à contacter / Contact persons:

  • Ab. Aldana Rohr
    Director of the International Legal Assistance Department

  • Ab. Yamila B. Barberis
    Technical manager of the child abduction team

  • Ab. Mariana Antón Pérez

  • Ab. Abril Garcia Bianco

  • Ab. Maria Victoria Gomez

  • Ab. Luciana Denicio

Armenia

Armenia - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia
Agency of Civil Status Acts Registration
Vazgen Sargsyan 3/8
YEREVAN 0010
Republic of Armenia

Contact persons:

(This page was last updated on 16 May 2017)


Australia

Australia - Central Authority

POUR LE COMMONWEALTH CENTRAL AUTHORITY / FOR THE COMMONWEALTH CENTRAL AUTHORITY*

The Director
International Family Law Section
Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department
3-5 National Circuit
BARTON, ACT 2600
Australia
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +61 (2) 6141 3100 or 1800 100 480
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +61 (2) 6141 3246
Email: australiancentralauthority@ag.gov.au
Internet: www.ag.gov.au/childabduction

personnes à contacter / persons to contact:

* Note: The Convention extends to the legal system applicable only in the Australian States and mainland Territories. Some Australian State and Territory agencies have been appointed to carry out some functions under the Convention but are not authorised to receive or transmit applications. Communications should be sent in the first instance to the Attorney-General's Department. 

POUR L'ÉTAT DE QUEENSLAND/FOR THE STATE OF QUEENSLAND

Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs
Court Services
Locked Bag 3405
Brisbane Q 4001
Attention: Helen Tooth, Manager Court Services
Email: courtservices@cyjma.qld.gov.au 

POUR L'ÉTAT DU NORTHERN TERRITORY/FOR THE NORTHERN TERRITORY

Department of the Attorney General and Justice
Child Protection and Community Services Team
GPO Box 1722
DARWIN NT 0801 

POUR L'ÉTAT DE VICTORIA/FOR THE STATE OF VICTORIA

Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Legal Services
GPO Box 1774
MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Attention: Co-General Counsels, Legal Services

POUR L'ÉTAT DE NEW SOUTH WALES/FOR THE STATE OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Civil Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Public Law, DCJ Legal
Department of Communities and Justice
6 Parramatta Square, 10 Darcy Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
Locked Bag 5000, Parramatta NSW 2124
Email: Enquiries-DCJLegal@facs.nsw.gov.au

POUR L'ETAT DE TASMANIE/FOR THE STATE OF TASMANIA

The Secretary
Department for Education, Children and Young People
GPO Box 169
HOBART TAS 7001
Attention: Mr Tim Bullard

POUR L'ÉTAT DE WESTERN AUSTRALIA/FOR THE STATE OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Western Australian Commissioner of Police
Missing Persons Unit
144 Stirling Street
PERTH WA 6000 

POUR L'ÉTAT DE SOUTH AUSTRALIA/FOR THE STATE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The Commissioner of Police
South Australian Police Department
GPO Box 1539
ADELAIDE SA 5001
Attention: Detective Superintendent Desmond Bray
Email: desmond.bray@police.sa.gov.au
Attention: Detective Inspector Mark McEachern
Email: Mark.Mceachern@police.sa.gov.au

POUR LE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY/FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Community Services Directorate
Legal Services, Care and Protection Services
GPO Box 817
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Attention: Anne Martens, Senior Director, Legal Services Unit


Austria

Austria - Central Authority

Federal Ministry of Justice
Museumstraße 7
1070 Vienna
Austria
Tel.: +43 1 52 1 52 - 0
Fax: + 43 1 52 1 52 - 2829
E-mail: team.z@bmj.gv.at (mode de communication préféré / preferred method of communication)
Website: www.bmj.gv.at
Langues de communication / Languages of communication: allemand, anglais, français / German, English, French

Personnes à contacter / Contact persons:

  • Mr Robert Fucik
  • Mr Angelo Rosenberg
  • Ms Ulrike Toyooka

Belarus

Belarus - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus
International Cooperation Department
ul. Kollektornaya 10
220004 MINSK
Belarus

tel./fax: +375 17 211 01 85, +375 17 211 02 01
e-mail: kanc@minjust.by
website: www.minjust.gov.by

Contact person:

Ms Anastasiya Kudyrko
(languages of communication: Belarusian, Russian, English, German)
e-mail: omd@minjust.by; icd@minjust.by 

N.B. Belarus having acceded to the Convention in accordance with Article 38, the accession has effect only as regards the relations between Belarus and such Contracting States as have declared their acceptance of the accession. "Such a declaration will also have to be made by any Member State ratifying, accepting or approving the Convention after an accession."

(This page was last updated on 20 February 2018)


Belgium

Belgium - Central Authority

Service Public Fédéral Justice (Federale Overheidsdienst Justitie)
Direction générale Législation, des Libertés et Droits fondamentaux (Directoraat-generaal Wetgeving, Fundamentele Rechten en Vrijheden)
Service de Coopération internationale civile (Dienst Internationale Samenwerking in burgerlijke zaken)
Boulevard de Waterloo 115 (Waterloolaan 115) 
B- 1000 BRUXELLES (BRUSSEL)
BELGIQUE (België)

Numéro de téléphone/ telephone number : + 32 2 542 67 00
e-mail : rapt-parental@just.fgov.be / kinderontvoering@just.fgov.be
Website: French | Dutch

Important remark: Before submitting any translations, please contact the Central Authority for more information about the language requirements in individual cases.

Contact persons / Personnes à contacter:

  • Ms/Mme Vesselina ARAPTCHEVA
    (néerlandais, anglais, français, bulgare / Dutch, English, French, Bulgarian)
    Tel. : + 32 2 542 65 88
  • Ms/Mme Olfa BENIOUCEF
    (français, anglais / French, English)
    Tel.: +32 2 542 67 60
  • Ms/Mme Maïlys MACHIELS
    (français, anglais / French, English)
    Tel. : + 32 2 542 67 19

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Trg Bosne i Hercegovine 1
Tel.: +387 33 281 555 
Fax: +387 33 201 653
Internet: www.mpr.gov.ba
Language of communication: English

Contact persons:

(This page was last updated on 24 April 2014)

Brazil

Brazil - Central Authority

Autoridade Central Administrativa Federal para Adoção e Subtração Internacional de Crianças e Adolescentes (ACAF)
National Secretariat of Justice
Ministry of Justice and Public Security of Brazil
Department of Assets Recovery and International Legal Cooperation – DRCI
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco T, Anexo II, 3º andar
Cep: 70064-900
Brasília – DF, Brasil
Tél. / Tel.: +55 (61) 2025-7672
Internet / Website: https://www.gov.br/mj/pt-br/assuntos/sua-protecao/cooperacao-internacional/acaf
Courriel / E-mail: subtracao.acaf@mj.gov.br

Personnes à contacter / persons to contact:

  • Mrs. Michelle Najara A. Silva
    General- Coordinator of Adoption and International Abduction of Children and Adolescents of the Department of Assets Recovery and International Legal Cooperation
    (Languages of communication: Portuguese, English, French)

  • Mrs. Flávia Ribeiro Rocha Leão
    Deputy Head of Central Authority
    (languages of communication: Portuguese, English, Spanish and French)

  • Mr. Francisca Maria de Carvalho Silva
    Case Officer
    (languages of communication: Portuguese, English and Spanish)

  • Ms. Larissa de Andrade Gonçalves
    Case Officer
    (languages of communication: Portuguese, English and Spanish)

Please note that since 1 August 2015 the Central Authority of Brazil receives applications and communications preferably by e-mail (no hard copies needed) to subtracao.acaf@mj.gov.br. In case the file is too large, regular mail can be used. Files must be less than 10MB.


Bulgaria

Bulgaria - Central Authority

The Ministry of Justice
Legal Child Support Department
Central Authority of the Republic of Bulgaria
1, Slavyanska Street
1040 SOFIA
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +359 (2) 923 7302 
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +359 (2) 987 1557
Internet: www.mjeli.government.bg

Personnes à contacter / persons to contact:

  • Mme Elina Georgieva
    Chef du Département de la protection juridique internationale des enfants/
    Head of International Legal Child Support Department
    (langues de communication / languages of communication: français, russe / French, Russian)
    Email: elina.georgieva@justice.government.bg

  • Mrs Lestalina Chernogorova
    Senior expert
    (langue de communication / language of communication: anglais / English)
    Email: L_Chernogorova@justice.government.bg

  • Mrs Maria Gencheva
    State expert
    (langue de communication / language of communication: anglais / English)
    E-mail: M_Gencheva@justice.government.bg

(This page was last updated on 30 January 2015)


Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso - Central Authority

Ministère de la Femme de la Solidarité Nationale et de la Famille
01 BP 515
OUAGADOUGOU 01
Burkina Faso
Numéro de téléphone (tous service)/Telephone number : +226 25 33 53 90
Numéro de téléphone (secrétariat particulier)/Telephone number : +226 2530 6875
Numéro de télécopie/Telefax number : + 226 5031 6157
Courriel/E-mail : laure.hien@gmail.com

Personne à contacter/contact person :

  • Madame Laure ZONGO/HIEN
    Ministre de la Femme, de la Solidarité Nationale et de la Famille
    (langue de communication / language of communication : français / French)
N.B. Burkina Faso having acceded to the Convention in accordance with Article 38, the accession has effect only as regards the relations between Burkina Faso and such Contracting States as have declared their acceptance of the accession. "Such a declaration will also have to be made by any Member State ratifying, accepting or approving the Convention after an accession."

(This page was last updated on 21 November 2016)


Canada

Canada - Central Authority

POUR LE GOUVERNEMENT FÉDÉRAL / FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada as represented by / Ministre de la Justice et Procureur général du Canada représenté par:
Justice Legal Services (JUS) / Unité de services juridiques (JUS)
Global Affairs Canada / Affaires mondiales Canada
125 Sussex Drive, Tower C, 6th Floor / 125 Promenade Sussex, Tour C, 6ième étage
OTTAWA, Ontario
Canada
K1A 0G2
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +1 (613) 944-0076

Personne à contacter / person to contact:


POUR LA PROVINCE DE L'ALBERTA / FOR THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA

Edmonton Office:
Alberta Justice
Central Authority for the Hague Convention
International Child Abduction
13th 102A Street Tower
10025-102A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
T5J 2Z2
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +1 (780) 415 1888
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +1 (780) 427 5914

personne à contacter / person to contact:

Calgary Office:*

Alberta Justice - Legal Services Division
Family and Surrogate Court Litigation
#1660, Standard Life Building
639 - 5th Avenue, S.W.
CALGARY, Alberta
Canada
T2P 0M9
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +1 (403) 297 3360
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +1 (403) 297 6381

personne à contacter / person to contact:

* The Calgary office will deal with matters which arise in the City of Calgary or south of that city, while the Edmonton office will deal with matters north of Calgary. To assist in establishing contact, the Section Head for Edmonton Family Law may be contacted, unless the person or authority requesting assistance knows that the child is in Calgary or south of Calgary. The two offices will be responsible for transferring a request, if necessary.

* Le bureau de Calgary traitera les affaires qui émanent de la ville de Calgary ou du sud de cette ville, alors que le bureau d'Edmonton traitera les affaires émanant du nord de Calgary. Il est possible de s'adresser à la "Section Head for Edmonton Family Law" qui aidera à établir les contacts, à moins que la personne ou autorité demandant assistance sache que l'enfant se trouve à Calgary ou au sud de Calgary. Les deux bureaux auront la responsabilité du transfert de la requête, si nécessaire.


POUR LA COLOMBIE-BRITANNIQUE / FOR BRITISH COLUMBIA

Ministry of Justice
Legal Services Branch
PO Box 9280, Stn. Prov. Gov't 
1001 Douglas Street
VICTORIA, British Columbia
Canada
V8W 9J7
courriel / e-mail: BCCentralAuthority@gov.bc.ca
numéro de télécopie / telefax number: +1 (250) 356 8992

personnes à contacter / persons to contact:

  • Ms Jane Connell
    numéro de téléphone / phone number : +1 (250) 356-8433
  • Ms Jillian Stewart
    numéro de téléphone / phone number : +1 (250) 356-8449
  • Ms Sharna Kraitberg
    numéro de téléphone / phone number : +1 (250) 356-8931


POUR LA PROVINCE DU MANITOBA / FOR THE PROVINCE OF MANITOBA

Department of Justice
Family Law Section
Legal Services Branch
1230 - 405 Broadway
WINNIPEG, Manitoba
Canada
R3C 3L6
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +1 (204) 945 0268
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +1 (204) 948 2004
Email: flb@gov.mb.ca
Internet: http://www.gov.mb.ca/justice/family/law/index.html

personne à contacter / person to contact:

POUR LA PROVINCE DU NOUVEAU-BRUNSWICK / FOR THE PROVINCE OF NEW BRUNSWICK

Ms. Sonia DOIRON
Family Crown Counsel
Office of the Attorney General
14th Floor, Assumption Place
770 Main Street, P.O. 5001
MONCTON, New Brunswick
Canada
E1C 8R3
Numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +1 (506) 869-6211
Numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +1 (506) 869-6148
Adresse e-mail/e-mail address: moncton.fcs/spcf@gnb.ca
Moyen de communication privilégié/Preferred method of communication: e-mail
Langues de communication/Languages of communication: français, anglais/French, English


POUR LA PROVINCE DE TERRE-NEUVE ET DU LABRADOR/FOR THE PROVINCE OF NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

Attorney General of Newfoundland and Labrador
Department of Justice
Confederation Building
Prince Philip Drive
4th Floor, East Block
P.O. Box 8700
ST JOHN'S, Newfoundland
Canada
A1B 4J6

personne à contacter / person to contact:

  • Ms Heidi Wells
    Family Litigation Unit
    e-mail: HeidiWells@gov.nl.ca
    numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +1 (709) 729-1007 / +1 (709) 727-1541
    numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +1 (709) 729-2129


POUR LA PROVINCE DE LA NOUVELLE-ECOSSE/FOR THE PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA

Nova Scotia Department of Justice
Legal Services Division
1690 Hollis Street, 8th Floor
P.O. Box 7
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia
Canada
B3J 2L6
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +1 (902) 240-4973
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +1 (902) 424-1730

personnes à contacter / persons to contact:


POUR LE NUNAVUT / FOR NUNAVUT

Shaanzéh Ataullahjan
Department of Justice
P.O Box 1000, Stn. 540
Iqaluit, Nunavut
X0A 0H0
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +1 (867) 975 6523
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +1 (867) 975 6349
courriel/e-mail: sataullahjan@gov.nu.ca


POUR LA PROVINCE DE L'ONTARIO / FOR THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO

Ministry of the Attorney General
Central Authority for Ontario
P.O. Box 600
Steeles West Post Office
Toronto ON M3J 0K8
Canada
numéro de téléphone / telephone number: +1 416-240-2411 
numéro de télécopie / fax number: +1 416-240-2411
Site web / Website: https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/child_abduction/ 

personnes à contacter / persons to contact:


POUR LA PROVINCE DE L'ILE DU PRINCE-EDOUARD / FOR THE PROVINCE OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Central Authority for Prince Edward Island
Department of Justice and Public Safety
Family Law Centre
1 Harbourside Access Road
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I.
Canada
C1A 7J8
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +1 (902) 368-4794 or +1 (902) 368-4842
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +1 (902) 368 6474

personne à contacter / person to contact:


POUR LA PROVINCE DU QUÉBEC / FOR THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC

Ministère de la Justice du Québec
Entraide internationale
1200, route de l'Eglise, 4e étage
QUÉBEC, Québec
Canada
G1V 4M1
Courriel: enlevement.enfant@justice.gouv.qc.ca
Internet: Accueil - Ministère de la Justice (gouv.qc.ca)
(langues de communication / languages of communication: français, anglais / French, English)


POUR LA PROVINCE DE LA SASKATCHEWAN / FOR THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN

Ministry of Justice
Family Justice Services
100- 3085 Albert Street
REGINA, Saskatchewan
Canada
S4S 0B1
Numero de telephone/telephone number: 1(306) 787-5709
Numero de telecopie/telefax number: 1(306) 787-2599
Internet: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/justice-crime-and-the-law/child-protection/international-child-abduction
Email: Kim.Newsham@gov.sk.ca

personnes à contacter / persons to contact:

  • Ms Kim NEWSHAM
    Senior Crown Counsel
    tel.: +1 (306) 787 5709
  • Mr. Suneil Sarai
    Senior Crown Counsel
    tel.: +1 (306) 787-3211
  • Ms. Clair McCashin
    Crown Counsel
    tel.: +1 (306) 787-2008
  • Ms. Rolande Wright
    Crown Counsel Assistant
    tel.: +1 (306) 787-6513

 

POUR LES TERRITOIRES DU NORD-OUEST / FOR THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Department of Justice
Government of the Northwest Territories
4903 - 49th Street
PO Box 1320
YELLOWKNIFE, Northwest Territories
Canada
X1A 2L9

personne à contacter / person to contact:

  • Thomas Wallwork
    Legal counsel, Legal Division
    e-mail: Thomas_Wallwork@gov.nt.ca
    numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +1 (867) 767-9257 ext 82126
    numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +1 (867) 873-0234

 

POUR LE TERRITOIRE DU YUKON / FOR THE YUKON TERRITORY

Deputy Minister of Justice
PO Box 2703
WHITEHORSE, Yukon
Canada
Y1A 2C6
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +1 (867) 667-5086
numéro de télex/telex number: 036-8260
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +1 (867) 393 6379
adresse e-mail/e-mail address: Kelly.McGill@gov.yk.ca

personne à contacter / person to contact:

  • Kelly McGill

Chile

Chile - Central Authority

Corporación de Asistencia Judicial de la Región Metropolitana
Calle Agustinas 1419
SANTIAGO DE CHILE
Chile
Tel: +56 (2) 2937 1435
Email: internacional@cajmetro.cl
Webpage: www.cajmetro.cl

Contact Persons / Personnes à contacter:

  • Rodrigo Mora Ortega
    Director General, Corporación de Asistencia Judicial R.M.
    Language of communication: Spanish
    Email: internacional@cajmetro.cl

  • Javiera Verdugo Toro
    Abogada Jefe, Oficina Internacional, Corporación de Asistencia Judicial R.M.
    Languages of communication: Spanish and English
    Email: jverdugo@cajmetro.cl

China

China (Macao SAR) - Central Authority

Instituto de Acção Social (Social Welfare Bureau)
Estrada do Cemitério, no.6
Macao
People’s Republic of China
Tel: +853 2836 7878
Fax: +853 2855 9529
E-mail: psec@ias.gov.mo
Website: www.ias.gov.mo

Person to contact / Personne à contacter:

  • Director of the Social Welfare Bureau
    (Languages of communication: Chinese and Portuguese preferred, English)

China (Hong Kong SAR) - Central Authority

Secretary for Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
c/o International Law Division
(Mutual Legal Assistance Unit)
Department of Justice
7/F, Main Wing
Justice Place,
18 Lower Albert Road,
Central,
Hong Kong, China
Telephone number: -
Telefax number: +852 3918 4792 / +852 3918 4793
E-mail address: childabduct@doj.gov.hk
website: http://www.doj.gov.hk/childabduct/

Persons to contact:

Mr Paul Ho
Deputy Law Officer
(language of communication: Chinese, English)
Tel: +852 3918 4766

Ms Anthea Li
Deputy Principal Government Counsel
(language of communication: Chinese, English)
Tel: +852 3918 4753

Ms Cathy Szeto
Senior Government Counsel
(language of communication: Chinese, English)
Tel: +852 3918 4757

Ms Osa Chan
Senior Government Counsel
(language of communication: Chinese, English)
Tel: +852 3918 4749


Costa Rica

Costa Rica - Central Authority

Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI)
Entre Avenidas 10 y 12 B
Calle 21
Bario Lujan


100 metros al este de la escuela Republica de Chile
SAN JOSÉ
Costa Rica
Apartado Postal
5000-1000
Telephone numbers: +(506) 25230736 / +(506) 25230803
Whatsapp +506-8655-5459 (wa.me/50686555459 only during working hours Monday/Friday from 7.30am till 4pm)
Telefax number: +506 2558-1494
Email: solicitudesinternacionales@pani.go.cr
Website: https://pani.go.cr/sustraccion-y-o-visitas-internacionales/ 

Contact person / Personne à contacter :

  • Mariamalia Ruiz Schmidt
    Abogada
    Asesoría Jurídica
    mruizs@pani.go.cr
    Teléfonos: 506-2523-0803 / 2523-0739/ 506-8655-5459


Croatia

Croatia - Central Authority

Ministry of Labour, Pension System, Family and Social Policy
Ulica grada Vukovara 78
10 000 Zagreb
Republic of Croatia
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +385 I 555 7015
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: + 385 1 555 7222
adresse e-mail/e-mail address: pisarnica@mrosp.hr
Languages of communication: Croatian, English


Cyprus

Cyprus - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice and Public Order
International Legal Cooperation Unit
125 Athalassas Avenue
1461 NICOSIA
Cyprus
numéros de téléphone/telephone numbers: +357 (22) 805 928 / 932
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +357 (22) 518 328 / 356
adresse e-mail/e-mail address: registry@mjpo.gov.cy
website of the Central Authority: www.mjpo.gov.cy
(langues de communication / languages of communication: grec, anglais / Greek, English)

Personnes à contacter / Contact persons:

N.B. Cyprus having acceded to the Convention in accordance with Article 38, the accession has effect only as regards the relations between Cyprus and such Contracting States as have declared their acceptance of the accession. "Such a declaration will also have to be made by any Member State ratifying, accepting or approving the Convention after an accession."

(This page was last updated on 25 November 2013)


Czech Republic

Czech Republic - Central Authority

Úřad pro mezinárodněprávní ochranu dětí
(Office for International Legal Protection of Children)
Šilingrovo náměstí 3/4
602 00 BRNO
Czech Republic
Tel. +420 542 215 522
Fax: 542 212 836
Internet: www.umpod.cz

Personnes à contacter / Persons to contact:

  • Mr Zdeněk KAPITÁN
    Director
    (langues de communication / languages of communication: allemand, anglais / German, English)
    E-mail: podatelna@umpod.cz

  • Mrs Markéta KAČEROVÁ NOVÁKOVÁ
    Deputy Director
    (langues de communication / languages of communication: allemand, anglais /German, English)
    E-mail: podatelna@umpod.cz

Denmark

Denmark - Central Authority

The Child Abduction Unit
The Ministry for Social Affairs, Housing and Senior Citizens
Holmens Kanal 22
DK - 1060 Copenhagen K
Telephone: +45 33 92 93 00
Fax: +45 33 11 00 50
Email: sikkermail.ke@sm.dk
Internet: http://www.boernebortfoerelse.dk/ and www.sm.dk

Contact persons / Personnes à Contacter:

  • Ms Kristine Kirkegaard, Legal Advisor
    Tel. + 45 41 85 11 97
    Email: krkk@sm.dk
    Languages of communication: Danish and English

  • Ms Sofie Nygaard Ekstrøm, Legal Advisor
    Tel. + 45 41 85 10 53
    Email: sone@sm.dk
    Languages of communication: Danish, English and Spanish

  • Mr Jens Ross Jensen, Legal Advisor
    Tel. + 45 41 85 14 37
    Email: jrje@sm.dk
    Languages of communication: Danish and English

  • Ms Nana Lykke, Legal Advisor
    Tel. + 45 41 85 14 61
    Email: nlah@sm.dk
    Languages of communication: Danish and English.

Note:
The Ministry of Social Affairs, Housing and Senior Citizens has also been designated as the Central Authority for Greenland.


Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic - Central Authority

Consejo Nacional Para la Niñez y la Adolescencia (National Council for Childhood and Adolescence) (CONANI)
Avenida Máximo Gómez No. 154, esq. Paraguay
Ensanche la Fé
Apartado Postal 2081
SANTO DOMINGO, D.N.
Dominican Republic
Tel.: +1 (809) 567 2233
Website: www.conani.gob.do
(langues de communication / languages of communication: espagnol, anglais / Spanish, English)

personnes à contacter / persons to contact:


Ecuador

Ecuador - Central Authority

Dirección de Protección, Reparación Integral y Autoridad Central
Ministerio de la Mujer y Derechos Humanos
General Francisco Robles y General Ulpiano Páez Piso 1
Quito
Ecuador
E-mail: autoridadcentral@derechoshumanos.gob.ec

Personne à contacter/contact person:

  • Internacionalista Andrea Fernanda Romo Pérez
    Directora de Protección, Reparación Integral y Autoridad Central
    Tel.: (+593) 2 395 5840 Ext. 212
    Email: andrea.romo@derechoshumanos.gob.ec
    Languages of communication: Spanish, English

  • Abg. Yepez Torres Angel Javier
    Especialista de Protección, Reparación Integral y Autoridad Central
    Email: angel.yepez@derechoshumanos.gob.ec
    Languages of communication: Spanish, English

  • Abg. Altamirano Llerena Doménica Pamela
    Especialista de Protección, Reparación Integral y Autoridad Central
    Email: domenica.altamirano@derechoshumanos.gob.ec
    Languages of communication: Spanish, English

El Salvador

El Salvador - Central Authority

Procuradoría General de la República
9a Calle Pte. y 13 Avenida Norte
Torre PGR, Centro de Gobierno
SAN SALVADOR
El Salvador, C.A.
Tel: +503 2231-9336 | +503 2231-9341
Internet: http://www.pgr.gob.sv/

Personne à contacter / Contact person:

  • licda. Fátima Raquel Rosales Cruz
    Email: fatima.rosales@pgres.gob.sv
    (langue de communication / language of communication: espagnol / Spanish)
    (Méthode de communication préférée / Prefered method of communication: Téléphone | courriel / Phone | e-mail)

Instituto Salvadoreño para el Desarrollo Integral de la Niñez y la Adolescencia (ISNA)
Colonia Costa Rica Nos 2
Final Avenida Irazú, Calle Santa Marta
Municipio y Departamento de San Salvador
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, C.A.
tel.: (503) 7678-9479, (503) 2213-4701, (503) 2213-4703
fax: (503) 2270-1348
Contact person: Lic. Elda Gladis Tobar Ortiz, Directora Ejecutiva
email: direccionejecutiva@isna.gob.sv
Internet: www.isna.gob.sv  
Preferred method of communication: telephone and email
Language of communication: Spanish


Estonia

Estonia - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice
Suur-Ameerika 1, 
15006 Tallinn
Estonia
tel.: +372 620 8100
fax: +372 620 8109
email: central.authority@just.ee
general website: www.just.ee

Contact persons / Personnes à contacter :

  • Ms Anastasia Sanchez Fernandez, Adviser
    International Judicial Co-operation Unit
    Ministry of Justice
    tel.: +372 620 8183
    e-mail: central.authority@just.ee 
    contact languages: Estonian, English, Russian

  • Ms Marii-Elisa Pärna, Adviser
    International Judicial Co-Operation Unit
    Ministry of Justice of Estonia
    tel.: +372 7153443
    e-mail: marii-elisa.parna@just.ee

Finland

Finland - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice
Unit for International Judicial Administration
Eteläesplanadi 10
00130 HELSINKI
Postal address: PO Box 25
00023 GOVERNMENT
Finland
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +358 29 516001
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +358 (9) 1606 7524
adresse e-mail/e-mail address: central.authority.om@gov.fi
Internet: https://oikeusministerio.fi/en/child-abduction

Translation of the Finnish Act on Child Custody and Rights of Access:
https://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/kaannokset/1983/en19830361

In Finnish: https://finlex.fi/fi/laki/ajantasa/1983/19830361

A booklet providing basic information to parents and intended as a guide to Finnish authorities in cases of interna-tional child abduction, has been pre-pared in co-operation between the Ministry of Justice, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Finnish Police and the Association for Abducted Children in February 2021: Booklet on Internation-al Child Abduction https://oikeus.fi/en/index/mattersand/00c1wj0fo.html (in Finnish, Swedish and English).

personnes à contacter / persons to contact:

  • Ms Maija LEPPÄ
    Head of Unit
    Languages of communication: Finnish, Swedish, English, German
    tel.: +358 (29) 5150 301

  • Ms Tuuli KAINULAINEN
    Legal Adviser
    Languages of communication: Finnish, English, Estonian
    tel.: +358 (29) 5150 103

France

France - Central Authority

Ministère de la Justice
Direction des Affaires Civiles et du Sceau
Département de l’entraide, du droit international privé et européen (DEDIPE)
13, Place Vendôme
75042 PARIS Cedex 01
France
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +33 (1) 44 77 61 05
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +33 (1) 44 77 61 22
messagerie/E-mail : entraide-civile-internationale@justice.gouv.fr
Site web : http://www.justice.gouv.fr/justice-civile-11861/enlevement-parental-12063/ 
Moyen de communication à privilégier/Preferred method of communication: courriel/email

personnes à contacter / persons to contact:

  • Mme Tania Jewczuk, cheffe du bureau / Head of office
    (langues de communication / languages of communication: français, anglais / French, English)
    E-mail: tania.jewczuk@justice.gouv.fr

Georgia

Georgia - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice of Georgia
International Relations and Legal Cooperation Department
24a Gorgasali St.
0144 TBILISI
Georgia
Working hours of the Ministry of Justice: 09:00 am till 6:00 pm (lunch: 1:00 to 2:00 pm)
Tel.: (+995 32) 2 40 57 69
Fax: (+995 32) 2 40 52 04
E-mail: Intlawdep@justice.gov.ge
Website: https://justice.gov.ge/?lang=2

Personnes à contacter / persons to contact:

  • Mrs. Ketevan Sarajishvili
    Head of International Relations and Legal Cooperation Department
    Language of communication: Georgian, English, Russian
    Email: ksarajishvili@justice.gov.ge

  • Ms. Ana Shonia
    Senior Specialist at International Relations and Legal Cooperation Department
    International Legal Cooperation Unit
    Language of communication: Georgian, English, Russian
    Tel: (+995 32) 2 40 57 69
    Fax: (+995 32) 2 40 52 04
    Cell: (+995 568) 44 88 21
    E-mail: ashonia@justice.gov.ge

Germany

Germany - Central Authority

Bundesamt für Justiz
Zentrale Behörde
Adenauerallee 99 - 103
53113 Bonn
Germany
tel.: +49 (228) 99 410 5212
fax: +49 (228) 99 410 5401
e-mail: int.sorgerecht@bfj.bund.de
website: www.bundesjustizamt.de/sorgerecht and www.bundesjustizamt.de/custody-conflicts


Greece

Greece - Central Authority

Hellenic Ministry of Justice
Directorate of Special Legal Affairs
Department of Private International Law
96 Mesogeion Av.
Athens 11527
Greece
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +30 213 130 7480, +30 213 130 7341
adresse e-mail/e-mail address: civilunit@justice.gov.gr, xpappa@justice.gov.gr, mdetsi@justice.gov.gr
Internet: http://www.ministryofjustice.gr/

Personnes à contacter / Persons to contact:

  • Ms. Xanthippi Pappa
    Head of the Department of Private International Law
    (languages of communication: Greek, English)

  • Ms. Matina Detsi
    Department of Private International Law
    (languages of communication: Greek, English)


Honduras

Honduras - Central Authority

Dirección de Niñez, Adolescencia y Familia (DINAF)
Unidad Técnica Ejecutora de los Convenios de la Haya
Colonia Humuya
Calle La Salud, No 1101 frente a puente desnivel de El Prado
TEGUCIGALPA
Honduras
Numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +504 2239 3131
Internet: www.dinaf.gob.hn
Email: convenciondelahayadinaf@gmail.com

Personne à contacter/Contact person:


Hungary

Hungary - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice
Department of Private International Law
P.O. Box 2
1357 Budapest
Kossuth tér 2-4.
1055 BUDAPEST
Hungary
tel.: +36 (1) 795-5397, 795-3188
fax: +36 (1) 795-0463
e-mail: nmfo@im.gov.hu
General website: https://www.kormany.hu/hu/igazsagugyi-miniszterium
Languages of communication: Hungarian, English, German, French

N.B. Hungary having acceded to the Convention in accordance with Article 38, the accession has effect only as regards the relations between Hungary and such Contracting States as have declared their acceptance of the accession. "Such a declaration will also have to be made by any Member State ratifying, accepting or approving the Convention after an accession."


Iceland

Iceland - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice
Borgartúni 26
105 REYKJAVÍK
Iceland
Telephone: +354 545 9000
E-mail: dmr@dmr.is
Website: https://www.government.is/topics/social-welfare-and-families/child-abduction/

Contact person / Personne à contacter:


Ireland

Ireland - Central Authority

Central Authority for International Child Abduction
Department of Justice and Equality
51 St Stephen’s Green
DUBLIN 2
Ireland
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +353 (1) 602 8202 (switchboard)
adresse e-mail/e-mail address: internationalchildabduction@justice.ie
Internet: http://www.justice.ie/

Personnes à contacter / persons to contact:

  • Ms Catherine MacEnri, Head of Unit
    tel.: +353 (1) 859 2232
    (langue de communication/language of communication: anglais/English)

  • Ms Mary Ita O’Sullivan
    tel.: +353 (1) 859 2232
    (langue de communication/language of communication: anglais/English)

  • Mr Aidan Doyle
    tel.: +353 (1) 859 2232
    (langue de communication/language of communication: anglais/English)

  • Mr Michael Madders
    tel.: +353 (1) 859 2232
    (langue de communication/language of communication: anglais/English)

  • Mr James Whelan
    tel.: +353 (1) 859 2232
    (langue de communication/language of communication: anglais/English)

Israel

Israel - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice
Office of the State Attorney
Department of International Affairs
7 Mahal Street, Ma'alot Dafna
Jerusalem 9776316
ISRAEL
numero de telephone/telephone number: +972-73-392-8261/2
numero de telecopic/telefax number: +972-2-2-6467044 / +972-73-3928144
after-hours emergency number: +972-506-216-419
adresse e-mail/e-mail address:ICA@justice.gov.il
Internet: https://www.gov.il/en/Departments/Guides/international-dep-child-abduction

personnes a contacter / persons to contact:

• Ms Leslie KAUFMAN
(langues de communication / languages of communication: hebreu, anglais / Hebrew, English)
tel.: +972-73-3928115
e- mail: lesliek@justice.gov.il

• Ms Galit GREENBERG
(langues de communication / languages of communication: hebreu, anglais / Hebrew, English)
tel.: +972-73-3928143
e- mail: galitgre@justice.gov.il

• Ms Ruti PAUZNER
(langues de communication / languages of communication: hebreu, anglais /Hebrew, English)
tel.: +972-73-3928171
e- mail: rutip@justice.gov.il


Italy

Italy - Central Authority

Ministero della Giustizia
Dipartimento per la Giustizia Minorile e di Comunità
Via Damiano CHIESA No 24
00136 ROMA
Italia
téléphone/telephone : +39 0668188331 / + 39 0668188535
télécopie/fax: +39 0668808085 ou/or +39 0668807087
E-mail: autoritacentrali.dgmc@giustizia.it
Site web/Website: www.giustizia.it

Personnes à contacter / persons to contact:

  • Mme/Mrs Ludovica JOVENE
    Directrice de l’Autorité Centrale / Director of the Central Authority
    (langues de communication: italien, français / Italian, French)
    tel. +39 0668188328
  • M./Mr Giuseppe VINCIGUERRA, Juge / Judge
    Magistrat chargé des Autorités Centrales / Judge assigned to the C.A.
    (langues de communication: italien, anglais / Italian, English)
    Tel. +39 0668188354
  • M./Mr Federico CICCARELLA
    (langues de communication: italien, anglais / Italian, English)
    tel. : +39 0668188363
  • M./Mr Alessio NOCE
    (langues de communication: italien, anglais / Italian, English)
    tel.: +39 0668188240
  • Mme/Mrs Tiziana PAGLIAROLI
    (langues de communication : italien, anglais / Italian, English)
    tel.: +39 0668188555

(This page was last updated on 19 September 2018)


Japan

Japan - Central Authority

Hague Convention Division
Consular Affairs Bureau
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
100-8919 Kasumigaseki 2-2-1, Chiyoda-ku
TOKYO
Japan
Tel.: +81-(0)3-5501-8466
Fax: +81-(0)3-5501-8527
Email: hagueconventionjapan@mofa.go.jp
Website: http://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/gaiko/hague

Contact person:

  • Mr TANIGAKI Hiroyasu
    Director
    (languages of communication: Japanese, English)

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan - Central Authority

Ministry of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Committee for the Protection of Children's Rights
010000
Republic of Kazakhstan
Astana
PR. Mangilik el, 8
House of  ministries, entrance 11
Telephone: +7 (7172) 74 25 17
Fax: +7 (7172) 74 25 17
E-mail: Kense2020@edu.gov.kz
Website: www.gov.kz/memleket/entities/bala?lang=ru

Contact persons / personnes à contacter :

  • Batyrkhan Zholdas Nurlanovich
    Deputy Chairman
    Tel.: + 7 (7172) 74-23-34
    (languages of communication: Kazakh, Russian)

  • Ibraeva Stella Amangeldievna
    Head of the Department of Integrated Assessment of Children's Well-being
    Tel.: +7 (7172) 74-23-42
    Email: s.ibraeva@edu.gov.kz
    (languages of communication: Kazakh, Russian)

Latvia

Latvia - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice
International Cooperation Department
Brivibas Blvd. 36
Riga, LV-1536
Latvia
Telephone: +371 6703 6801
Fax: +371 6721 0823
E-mail: pasts@tm.gov.lv
Website: www.tm.gov.lv

Persons to contact / Personnes à contacter :

  • Ms Liva Upena
    Lawyer of International Cooperation Department
    Telephone: (+371) 6 7036790
    E-mail: Liva.Upena@tm.gov.lv

  • Ms Inese Celmiņa
    Lawyer of International Cooperation Department
    Telephone: (+371) 6 7036836
    E-mail: Inese.Celmina@tm.gov.lv

  • Ms Anastasija Jumakova
    Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department
    Telephone: (+371) 6 7036866
    E-mail: Anastasija.Jumakova@tm.gov.lv

Languages of communication: Latvian, English, Russian


Lithuania

Lithuania - Central Authority

Ministry of Social Security and Labour
State Child Rights Protection and Adoption Service
Labdariu str. 8
01120 Vilnius
Lithuania
tel.: +370 (5) 231 0928
fax: +370 (5) 231 0927
e-mail: info@vaikoteises.lt
Internet: www.vaikoteises.lt


Luxembourg

Luxembourg - Central Authority

Le Procureur général d'Etat
Cité Judiciaire
Plateau du St. Esprit
L-2080 LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: Secrétariat/Secretariat: +352 47 59 81-2393
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +352 470550
Courriel / Email: parquet.general@justice.etat.lu
Internet: www.justice.public.lu

personnes à contacter / persons to contact:

  • M. Serge WAGNER
    Premier avocat général
    tel.: +352 47 59 81-2393/2329
    (langues de communication / languages of communication: français, allemand, anglais / French, German, English)

    en son absence / in his absence:
  • Mme Simone FLAMMANG
    Premier avocat général
    (langues de communication / languages of communication: français, allemand, anglais / French, German, English)
    tel.: +352 47 59 81-2393/2329

Malta

Malta - Central Authority

Social Care Standards Authority
469 Bugeia Institute
St Joseph High Road
St Venera SVR 1012
Malta
Tel. No +356 25494000
e-mail address: maltaca.abductions@gov.mt
Website: www.scsa.gov.mt 

Contact Person:


Mauritius

Mauritius - Central Authority

The Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare
7th floor, Newton Tower, Cr. Sir William Newton Street and Remy Ollier Street
PORT LOUIS
Mauritius

numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +230 405 3300
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +230 213 6328
adresse e-mail/e-mail address: Internationalchildabducction@gmail.com / childabduc@govmu.org 

personnes à contacter / persons to contact:

  • Mrs Karoonawtee Chooramun
    Head, Child Development Unit
    Tel.: +230 206 3742 / 206 3785 / 206 3786

Mexico

Mexico - Central Authority

Dirección General de Protección Consular y Planeación Estratégica de la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores
General Direction of Consular Protection and Strategic Planning of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Plaza Juárez #20, Piso 17
Colonia Centro
Alcaldía Cuauhtémoc
C.P. 06010 Ciudad de México
México
Tel.: +52-55-3686-5100 ext. 5871, 7648, 7690
Email: dgpmexterior@sre.gob.mx

Contact persons:

  • Vanessa Calva Ruiz
    Directora General de Protección Consular y Planeación Estratégica / General Director of Consular Protection and Strategic Planning of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • María Noemí Hernández Téllez
    Coordinadora de Derecho de Familia / Family Law Coordinator
    nhernandez@sre.gob.mx

  • Claudia Sierra Martínez
    Subdirectora de Restitución y Custodia Internacional de Menores / Deputy Director of Child Abduction and International Child Custody
    E-mail:csierra@sre.gob.mx

Note: In addition to the Central Authority designated by Mexico in accordance with Article 6 of the Convention, Mexico has appointed State Central Authorities, the list of which is available below. The Central Authority to which applications should be addressed for transmission to the appropriate State Central Authority is the Dirección General de Protección a Mexicanos en el Exterior of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.

AUTORIDADES CENTRALES ESTATALES EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS MEXICANOS

Distrito Federal

direccion de asistencia juridica - sistema nacional para el desarrollo integral de la familia - prolongacion xochilcalco 947 - col. santa cruz atoyac - delegacion benito juarez - 03310 mexico, d.f. - tel.: 601 2222 (ext. 1600, 1601, 6012), 629 2367, 629 2368 - fax: 688 6710

Aguascalientes

direccion general del dif aguascalientes - av. de la convencion sur exq. av. de los maestros - col. españa - 20210 aguascalientes, ags. - tel.: 133376

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif aguascalientes - av. de la convencion sur y av. de los maestros - col. españa - 20210 aguascalientes, ags. - tel.:133363

Baja California

direccion general dif baja california - av. obregon calle "e" 1290 - col. nueva - 21100 mexicali, b.c. - tel.: 525680

direccion general de asuntos juridicos y procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia dif baja california - locales 12 y 13 centro comercial plaza fiesta - calz. independencia y niños heroes - 21280 mexicali, b.c. - tel.: 524802

Baja California Sur

direccion general dif baja california sur - aquiles serdan y rosales - 23000 la paz, b.c.s. - tel.: 26790

prucuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif baja california sur - aquiles serdan y rosales - 23000 la paz, b.c.s. - tel.: 23887

Campeche

direccion general dif campeche - calle diez no 584 mansion carbajal - col. san roman centro - 24000 campeche, camp. - tel.: 167520

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif campeche - calle diez no 584 mansion carbajal - col. san roman centro - 24000 campeche, camp. - tel.: 167644

Coahuila

direccion general dif coahuila - paseo de las arboledas y torres bodet - col. chapultepec - 25050 saltillo, coah. - tel.: 173700

Colima

direccion general dif colima - calz. galvan norte y emilio carranza - 28030 colima, col. -  tel.: 125937

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif colima - calz. galvan norte y emilio carranza - 28030 colima, col. - tel.: 121705

Chiapas

direccion general dif chiapas - libramiento nte. ote. salomon gonzalez blanco - esq. paso limon - col. patria nueva - 29000 tuxtla gutierrez, chis. -  tel.: 141584

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif chiapas - libramiento nte. ote. salomon gonzalez blanco - esq. paso limon - col. patria nueva - 29000 tuxtla gutierrez, chis. - tel.: 141557

Chihuahua

direccion general dif chihuahua - av. tecnologico 2903 - 31310 chihuahua, chih. -  tel.: 137689

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif chihuahua - av. tecnologico 2903 - 31310 chihuahua, chih. - tel.: 135644

Durango

direccion general dif durango - h. colegio militar y cap francisco ibarra s/n - 34000 durango, dgo. -  tel.: 83904

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif durango - h. colegio militar y cap francisco ibarra s/n - 34000 durango, dgo. - tel.: 178417

Estado de México

direccion general dif estado de mexico - paseo colon y tollecan - col. isidro favela - 50170 toluca, mex. -  tel.: 173786

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - del dif estado de mexico - jose v. villada 451, esq. francisco murguia - col. el ranchito - 50130 toluca, mex. -  tel.: 124868

Guanajuato

direccion general dif guanajuato - paseo de la presa 89-a - 36000 guanajuato, gto. -  tel.: 320499

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif guanajuato - paseo de la presa 89-a - 36000 guanajuato, gto. -  tel.: 321083

Guerrero

direccion general dif guerrero - orquidea s/n av. lazaro cardenas esq. ruffo figueroa - apartado 131 - col. burocratas - 39090 chilpancingo, gro. - tel.: 722772 

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif guerrero - av. lazaro cardenas esq. ruffo figueroa s/n - apartado 131 - col. burocratas - 39090 chilpancingo, gro. - tel.: 727992 

Hidalgo

direccion general dif hidalgo - salazar 100 - col. centro - 42000 pachuca, hgo. - tel.: 55395 

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif hidalgo - salazar 100 - col. centro - 42000 pachuca, hgo. - tel.: 55283 

Jalisco

direccion general dif jalisco - av. alcalde 1220 piso 1 - 44280 guadalajara, jal. - tel.: 824 0097

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - av. alcalde 1220 - 44280 guadalajara, jal. - tel.: 624 4154 

Michoacán

direccion general dif michoacan - av. acueducto 447, esq. ventura - puente bosque cuauhtemoc - 58000 morelia, mich. - tel.: 120 7815

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif michoacan - av. acueducto y ventura puente - 58000 morelia, mich. - tel.: 133541 

Morelos

direccion general dif morelos - av. chapultepec s/n - col. chapultepec - 62450 cuernavaca, mor. - tel.: 156920

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif morelos - bajada de chapultepec 24 - col. chapultepec - 62450 cuernavaca, mor. - tel.: 155168

Nayarit

direccion general dif nayarit - calle sauce y cedro - col. san juan - 63130 tepic, nay. - tel.: 140252

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif nayarit - amado nervo y puebla - 63130 tepic, nay. - tel.: 125271 

Nuevo León

direccion general dif nuevo leon - av. morones prieto 600 ote. - col. independencia - 64720 monterrey, n.l. - tel.: 403297 

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif nuevo leon - luis g. urgina s/n - col. fabriles - 64550 monterrey, n.l. - tel.: 481862

Oaxaca

direccion general dif oaxaca - 1a. gral. vicente guerrero 114 - col. miguel aleman - 68120 oaxaca, oax. - tel.: 66928

procuraduria de la defensa del menor, la mujer y la familia dif oaxaca - matamoros 305 - col. centro - 68000 oaxaca, oax. - tel.: 62385 

Puebla

direccion general dif puebla - priv. 5-b sur no 4302 - col. gabriel pastor - 72420 puebla. pue. - tel.: 409912

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif puebla - 25 poniente no 2302 - col. los angeles - 72440 puebla, pue. - tel.: 430240 

Querétaro

direccion general dif queretaro - pasteur sur no 5 altos - 76000 queretaro, qro. - tel.: 141254

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif queretaro - pasteur sur no 6 altos casa de escala - 76000 queretaro, qro. - tel.: 141115 

Quintana Roo

direccion general dif quintana roo - av. adolfo lopez mateos 441 - col. campestre - 77030 chetumal, q.r. - tel.: 324177

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif quintana roo - av. adolfo lopez mateos 441 - col. campestre - 77030 chetumal, q.r. - tel.: 322224 (ext. 66 y 64) 

San Luis Potosi

direccion general dif san luis potosi - nicolas fernandez torres 500 - col. jardin - 78270 san luis potosi, s.l.p. - tel.: 176211

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif san luis potosi - mariano otero 804 - col. barrio de tequisquiapan - 78230 san luis potosi, s.l.p. - tel.: 135281 

Sinaloa

direccion general dif sinaloa - ignacio ramirez y rivapalacio centro - 80200 culiacan, sin. - tel.: 131109

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif sinaloa - av. constitucion y juan m. banderas centro - 80200 culiacan, sin. - tel.: 164486 

Sonora

direccion general dif sonora - blvd. luis encinas esq. francisco monteverde - col. san benito a.p. 500 - 83260 hermosillo, son. - tel.: 150351

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif sonora - blvd. luis encinas esq. francisco monteverde - col. san benito a.p. 500 - 83260 hermosillo, son. - tel.: 146283 

Tabasco

direccion general dif tabasco - lic. manuel antonio romero 203 - col. pensiones - 86170 villahermosa, tab. - tel.: 510942

direccion de la procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia y asuntos juridicos dif tabasco - lic. manuel antonio romero 203 - col. pensiones - 86170 villahermosa, tab. - tel.: 510986 

Tamaulipas

direccion general dif tamaulipas - calz. gral. luis caballero 297 ote. - 86000 cd. victoria, tams. - tel.: 124146

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif tamaulipas - calz. gral. luis caballero 297 ote. - 86000 cd. victoria, tams. - tel.: 128080 (ext. 114) 

Tlaxcala

direccion general dif tlaxcala - av. morelos 4 centro - 90000 tlaxcala, tlax. - tel.: 627825

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif tlaxcala - av. morelos 4 centro - 90000 tlaxcala, tlax. - tel.: 620210 (ext. 105) 

Veracruz

direccion general dif veracruz - av. miguel aleman 109 - col. federal - 91140 jalapa, ver. - tel.: 400044

procuraduria de la defensa del menor, la familia y el indigena dif veracruz - av. miguel aleman 109 - col. federal - 91140 jalapa, ver. - tel.: 400044 (ext. 40) 

Yucatán

direccion general dif yucatan - av. miguel aleman 355 - col. itzimna - 97100 merida, yuc. - tel.: 265085

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif yucatan - av. miguel aleman 355 - col. itzimna - 97100 merida, yuc. - tel.: 271798 

Zacatecas

direccion general dif zacatecas - instalaciones la encantada s/n - 98000 zacatecas, zac. - tel.: 222073 

procuraduria de la defensa del menor y la familia - dif zacatecas - instalaciones lago la encantada s/n - 98000 zacatecas, zac. - tel.: 221377


Monaco

Monaco - Central Authority

Direction des Services Judiciaires
Palais de Justice
5 rue Colonel Bellando de Castro
MC 98000 MONACO
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +377 9898 8811
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +377 9898 8589
adresse e-mail/e-mail address: dsj@justice.mc / mmaillet@justice.mc

personnes à contacter / persons to contact:

  • M. Pierre-Erige Ciaudo
    Administrateur Juridique à la Direction des services judiciaires
  • M. Maxime Maillet
    Administrateur à la Direction des Services Judiciaires


Montenegro

Montenegro - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice of Montenegro
Vuka Karadžica br. 3
81 000 Podgorica
Tel.: +382 (20) 407 520
Fax: +382 (20) 407 515
Website: www.mpa.gov.me

Contact Person:

  • Ms Dara Tomcic
    Adviser in the Ministry of Justice of Montenegro
    tel./fax: +382 20 407 510
    e-mail: dara.tomcic@mpa.gov.me

(This page was last updated on 12 March 2014)


Morocco

Morocco - Central Authority

Ministère de la Justice
Direction des Affaires Civiles 
Division de gestion des mécanismes de coopération internationale en matière civile
Palais de la Mamounia
RABAT

numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +212 (0) 537 213 675
numéro de télécopie/fax number: +212 (0) 537 705 914
courriel/e-mail: entraidejcivil@justice.gov.ma

Personnes à contacter / Persons to contact:


Netherlands

Netherlands - Central Authority

For the European part of the Netherlands:

Dutch Central Authority
International Children’s Issues
Ministry of Justice and Security
Directorate-General for Sanctions and Protection
P.O. Box 20301
2500 EH THE HAGUE
The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 (70) 370 6252
Email: kinderontvoering@minjenv.nl 

Please note that all correspondence with the Dutch Central Authority must be in Dutch or in one of the official languages of the Hague Conventions.

For the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba):

Guardianship Council (Voogdijraad)
Rijksdienst Caribisch Nederland
Kaya Internashonal z/n
Postbus 357
Kralendijk
Bonaire

For Curaçao:

Guardianship Council (Voogdijraad)
Waaigat 1
Curaçao
Tel: + 5999 4616166
Email: info@voogdijraadcur.net


New Zealand

New Zealand - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice
Tahu o te Ture
Level 3 Vogel Centre
19 Aitken Street
P. O. Box 180
WELLINGTON 6140
New Zealand
telephone number: +64 (4) 918 8800
telefax number: +64 (4) 918 8820
Internet: www.justice.govt.nz

person to contact:

Ms Patricia BAILEY
e-mail: Patricia.Bailey@justice.govt.nz  

N.B.
New Zealand having acceded to the Convention in accordance with Article 38, the accession has effect only as regards the relations between New Zealand and such Contracting States as have declared their acceptance of the accession. "Such a declaration will also have to be made by any Member State ratifying, accepting or approving the Convention after an accession." For further information, see the status of the Convention.

(This page was last updated on 8 September 2010)


Nicaragua

Nicaragua - Central Authority

Ministerio de la Familia Adolescencia y Niñez (MIFAN)
Del Antiguo ENEL Central, 100 mts. al Sur
Apdo. 1292
Managua
Nicaragua
Tel.Fax: +505 2278-1620 / 2270-2644
Email: asuntosinternacionales@mifamilia.gob.ni
website: www.mifamilia.gob.ni  

Contact persons:

  • Dra. Johana Vanessa Flores Jiménez, Ministra de la Familia, Adolescencia y Niñez
    Email: jflores@mifamilia.gob.ni
    Tel: +505 22781843


North Macedonia

North Macedonia - Central Authority

Ministère du Travail et de la Politique Sociale / Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
Rue Dame Gruev No 14
1000 SKOPJE
Republic of North Macedonia

personnes à contacter/contact persons: 

1. Elka Todorova
Advisor
etodorova@mtsp.gov.mk
Telephone No. +3802 3106 376

2. Shpresa Saidi
Advisor
ssaidi@mtsp.gov.mk
Telephone No. +3802 3106 376

3. Marija Shikova
Junior associate
mshikova@mtsp.gov.mk
Telephone No. +3802 3106 376

(This page was last updated on 15 August 2017)


Norway

Norway - Central Authority

The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs

Postal address:
The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs
Central Authority for the 1980 Hague Convention
P.O. Box 2233
3103 Tønsberg
Norway

Office address (if sent by courier):
The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs
Fredrik Selmers vei 3
0663 Oslo
Norway

Tel: + 47 466 15 000
E-mail: barnebortforing@bufdir.no /postmottak@bufdir.no
Website: www.government.no/child-abduction / www.bufdir.no

Contact persons / Personnes à contacter:


Panama

Panama - Central Authority

Dirección de Asuntos Jurídicos Internacionales y Tratados
(Directorate of International Legal Affairs and Treaties)
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
(Ministry of Foreign Relations)
San Felipe. 3rd Street. Palacio Bolivar. Panama city.

P.O. Box: Zona Postal San Felipe, Calle 3. Palacio Bolívar. Edificio 26. Panamá 4, Panamá.

Telephone number: + 507 511 4228
Fax number: + 507 511 4008
http://www.mire.gob.pa/  

Personnes à contacter / Contact persons:


Paraguay

Paraguay - Central Authority

Ministerio de la Niñez y la Adolescencia
Asuntos Internaciones y Restitución internacional
Ayolas N° 482 esquina Oliva- Asunción
Paraguay
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +595 992 288444
e-mail: restitucion.internacional.py@gmail.com
Internet: www.minna.gov.py

Personnes à contacter/Persons to contact:

  • Abg. Alfredo Gaona Rojas
    Responsable: Dirección de asuntos internacionales y restitución internacional
    alfredogaona84@gmail.com

Peru

Peru - Central Authority

Ministerio de la Mujer y Poblaciones vulnerables
Dirección General de Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes
Jirón Camaná Nº 616, Piso 7, Cercado de Lima
LIMA
Peru
Tel.: +51 (1) 626 1600 – ext. 7207-7208-7209
Internet: www.mimp.gob.pe

Contact persons:


Philippines

Philippines - Central Authority

Department of Justice
Office of the Chief State Councel (Legal Staff) 

Point person:
DENNIS ARVIN L. CHAN
Chief State Counsel
Department of Justice
Padre Faura Street
Ermita, Manila 1000
Philippines

Direct Line:  +632-8523-1505
Trunk Line:  +632-8523-8481 to 98 loc. 316

Email Address: dlchan@doj.gov.ph; HCAC@doj.gov.ph; DOJLegalStaff@doj.gov.ph


Poland

Poland - Central Authority

Ministerstwo Sprawiedliwości   / Ministry of Justice
Departament Spraw Rodzinnych i Nieletnich / Department of Family and Juvenile Matters
Wydział Międzynarodowych Postępowań Rodzinnych  / Division of International Proceedings in Family Matters
Al. Ujazdowskie 11
00-950 WARSZAWA
P.O. Box 33
POLAND

Phone number: +48 (22) 23 90 470
Fax: +48 (22) 879 03 21
E-mail: Polandchildabduction@ms.gov.pl


Portugal

Portugal - Central Authority

Direção-Geral da Administração da Justiça - Ministério da Justiça
(Directorate ­General for the Administration of Justice - Ministry of Justice)
Autoridade Central Portuguesa
Avenida D. João II
n.º 1.08.01, Edifício H
1990-097 Lisboa
Tel: +351 21 790 65 00
Fax: +351 21 154 51 16
E-mail:  criancas@dgaj.mj.pt
Internet: http://dgaj.justica.gov.pt/

Personnes à contacter / persons to contact:

  • Mrs. Elisabete MARTINS
    Phone: +351 21 790 6225
    Languages of communication: English, French, Portuguese

  • Mr. Miguel V ARA
    Phone: +351 21 790 6421
    Languages of communication: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Republic of Korea

Republic of Korea - Central Authority

Republic of Korea - Central Authority
International Legal Affairs Division
Ministry of Justice
Government Complex
Gwanmoounro 47
Gwacheon City , Gyeonggi-Do
13809 Republic of Korea
Telephone: +82-2-2110-3663
Fax: +82-2-2110-0327
E-mail: mojhague@korea.kr 
Website: http://www.moj.go.kr/moj/304/subview.do

Contact person(s) / Personne(s) à contacter:

  • Ms Choi, Seung-eun
    Deputy Director / Attorney at Law
    International Legal Affairs Division
    Tel. +82-2-2110-3663

  • Mr Kim, KyeongHwan
    Public Service Advocate
    International Legal Affaris Division
    Tel. +82-2-2110-3668


Republic of Moldova

Republic of Moldova - Central Authority

Ministry of Labour and Social ProLection
Vasile Alecsandri Str. No. 2
MD-2009 CHISINAU
Republic of Moldova
Numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +373 22 268 883
e-mail: secretariat@social.gov.md
Website: www.social.gov.md

Contact Persons / Personnes à contacter:

  • Mr. Igor CHISCA
    Head of the Department for Protection Policies on Child Rights and Families with Children
    Phone: + 373 22 262 107
    E-mail: igor.chisca@social.gov.md

  • Ms. Anastasia GRUZIN
    Principal Consultant of the Department for for Protection Policies on Child Rights and Families with Children
    Phone: + 373 22 262 114
    E-mail: anastasia.gruzin@social.gov.md

N.B. The Republic of Moldova having acceded to the Convention in accordance with Article 38, the accession has effect only as regards the relations between the Republic of Moldova and such Contracting States as have declared their acceptance of the accession. "Such a declaration will also have to be made by any Member State ratifying, accepting or approving the Convention after an accession."


Romania

Romania - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice
Directorate of International Law and Judicial Co-operation
Service of judicial co-operation in civil and commercial matters
Strada Apolodor 17
Sector 5 BUCURESTI
Cod 050741
Romania
Tel.: +4037 204 1077
Fax: +44037 204 1079
Internet: http://www.just.ro/
E-mail: ddit@just.ro

Contact persons:

Dana Maria ROMAN, Director
Languages of communication: Romanian, English, French

Flavius-George PĂNCESCU, Legal adviser
Languages of communication: Romanian, English, French, German

Camelia TOBĂ, Legal adviser
Languages of communication: Romanian, English, French

 

N.B. Romania having acceded to the Convention in accordance with Article 38, the accession has effect only as regards the relations between Romania and such Contracting States as have declared their acceptance of the accession. "Such a declaration will also have to be made by any Member State ratifying, accepting or approving the Convention after an accession."


Russian Federation

Russian Federation - Central Authority

The Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation
Department for children rights’ protection state policy
Karetny Riad Street, 2
Moscow,
Russia, 127006
Telephone numbers: +7 (495) 587-01-10, ext. 3450
E-mail: d07@edu.gov.ru

Persons to contact:   

  • Irina O. Terehina
    Director of the Department for children rights’ protection state policy
    E-mail: d07@edu.gov.ru
    Tel: +7 (495) 587-01-10, ext.3450.
    Languages: Russian
  • Igor D. Frolov
    Adviser of the Division for normative and legal regulation in the sphere of children rights’ protection of the Department for children rights’ protection state policy
    E-mail: frolov-id@edu.gov.ru
    Tel.: +7 (495) 587-01-10, ext.3464.
    Languages: Russian, English

For mediation aimed at resolving family conflicts under the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention and the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention, please see here.


Serbia

Serbia - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia
Sector for international legal assistance
Department for international legal assistance in civil matters
Nemanjina 22/26 Str.
11000 Belgrade
Republic of Serbia
Tel/Fax: +381112685672
E-mail: mlacivil@mpravde.gov.rs
Website: www.mpravde.gov.rs

Contact persons:

Languages spoken by staff- Serbian, English


Singapore

Singapore - Central Authority

Singapore Central Authority
Ministry of Social and Family Development
512 Thomson Road #08-00 MSF Building
Singapore 298136
E-mail: Singapore_CA@msf.gov.sg;   
Website: https://www.msf.gov.sg/Singapore-Central-Authority/Pages/default.aspx

Contact persons:

  • Ms Jasmin Lopez
    Head, Singapore Central Authority
    Telephone: +(65) 6354 7646
    E-mail: Jasmin_Lopez@msf.gov.sg
    Languages of communication: English
  • Mr Joshua Rebeira
    Assistant Head, Singapore Central Authority
    Email: Rebeira_Joshua@msf.gov.sg


Slovakia

Slovakia - Central Authority

Centrum pre medzinárodnoprávnu ochranu detí a mládeže
(Centre for the International Legal Protection of Children and Youth)
Špitálska 8
P.O.Box 57
814 99 Bratislava
Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 2 2045 8200, +421 2 2045 8201
Fax: + 421 2 2045 8358
Email: info@cipc.gov.sk (mode de communication préféré / preferred method of communication)
Website: http://www.cipc.gov.sk

Personne à contacter / Contact Person:

  • Ms Hana PAVLOVIČOVÁ
    Director
    Email: hana.pavlovicova@cipc.gov.sk
    (langues de communication / languages of communication: anglais, slovaque, tchèque / English, Slovak, Czech)

  • Mr Vladimír BEDNÁRIK
    Head of Department of Legal Services and Psychological Advisory
    Email: vladimir.bednarik@cipc.gov.sk
    (langues de communication / languages of communication: anglais, slovaque, tchèque / English, Slovak, Czech)

Slovenia

Slovenia - Central Authority

Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
Štukljeva cesta 44
1000 Ljubljana
Tel.: +386 1 369 76 15
Fax: +386 1 369 79 18
E-mail: gp.mddsz@gov.si
Internet: www.mddsz.gov.si
Laguages of communication: Slovene, English, Serbian, German, French.
Preferred method of communication: e-mail

Contact persons / Personnes à contacter :  

N.B. Slovenia having acceded to the Convention in accordance with Article 38, the accession has effect only as regards the relations between Slovenia and such Contracting States as have declared this acceptance of the accession. "Such a declaration will also have to be made by any Member State ratifying, accepting or approving the Convention after an accession."


South Africa

South Africa - Central Authority

Office of the Chief Family Advocate
Central Authority for the Republic of South Africa
Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
329 Pretorius Street
Private Bag X 81
PRETORIA
South Africa
Tel. +27 12 357 8022
Fax +27 12 357 8043
Internet: www.justice.gov.za

Contact Person/Personne à contacter:


Spain

Spain - Central Authority

Ministerio de Justicia
Subdirección General de Cooperación Jurídica Internacional
Área de Sustracción Internacional de Menores
C/ San Bernardo N° 62
28071 MADRID
Spain

Email: sustraccionmenores@mjusticia.es
Internet: http://www.justicia.es/
Languages of communication: Spanish, English


Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka - Central Authority

The Secretary
Ministry of Justice
P.O. Box 555
Superior Courts Complex
COLOMBO 12
Sri Lanka
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +94 (11) 244 9959
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +94 (11) 244 5447
e-mail: secretary@moj.gov.lk

personne à contacter / person to contact in case of wrongful removal or retention:

  • Mr. R.M.D.B Meegasmulle
    Secretary
    (langue de communication / language of communication: anglais / English)

Sweden

Sweden - Central Authority

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Department for Consular Affairs and Civil Law
103 39 STOCKHOLM
Sweden
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +46 (8) 405 1000 (switchboard)
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +46 (8) 723 1176
email: ud.kc@gov.se
site web / website: http://www.government.se/information-material/2016/06/children-who-are-wrongfully-removed-or-retained-in-another-country/

personnes à contacter / persons to contact:

  • Ms Erica Neiglick
    Head of Central Authority
    (langues de communication / languages of communication: suédois, anglais, allemand / Swedish, English, German)
    Tel.: +46 (8) 405 1455
  • Ms Ingeborg Bjerlestam
    Expert
    (langues de communication/languages of communication : suédois, anglais, allemand / Swedish, English, German
    Tel : +46 (8) 405 2005
  • Mr Miran Crnalic
    Expert
    (langues de communication / languages of communication: suédois, anglais, bosniaque, croate, serbe / Swedish, English, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian)
  • Ms Amanda Elestedt
    Expert
    (langues de communication / languages of communication: suédois, anglais / Swedish, English)
  • Ms Olivia Hübenette
    Expert
    (langues de communication / languages of communication: suédois, anglais / Swedish, English)
    Tel : +46 (8) 405 8635
  • Ms Nadia Yousri
    Expert
    (langues de communication / languages of communication: suédois, anglais / Swedish, English)
    Tel.: +46 (8) 405 5019

EMERGENCY NUMBERS
Ministry for Foreign Affairs - During office hours 8.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.: +46 (8) 405 1000 - Other times: +46 (8) 405 5005


Switzerland

Switzerland - Central Authority

Office fédéral de la Justice
Unité Droit international privé
Bundesrain 20
CH-3003 BERNE
tel.: +41 (58) 463 88 64
fax: +41 (58) 462 78 64
adresse e-mail/e-mail address: kindesschutz@bj.admin.ch
URL: www.ofj.admin.ch/  (for child abduction, click here
(langues de communication/languages of communication: allemand, français, anglais, italien / German, French, English, Italian)

(This page was last updated on 26 March 2018)


Thailand

Thailand - Central Authority

Thailand - Central Authority
Office of the Attorney General
International Affairs Department
Rajaburi Direkriddhi Building
Government Complex
Chaeng Watthana Road, Laksi
Bangkok 10210, Thailand
Tel : +662-142-1637
Fax : +662-143-9792
Email:  inter@ago.go.th
(language of communication: English)

Contact person:

  • Mrs. Piyatida Jermhansa 
    Deputy Director General of the International Affairs Department

Tunisia

Tunisia - Central Authority

Ministère de la Justice
Boulevard  Bab Bnet
Tunis
Tunisia

Personne de contact / Contact Person:

  • Mme Moufida BOUGHANMI
    Procureur Général à la direction des affaires judiciaires
    Téléphone / Telephone: +216 71 57 23 40
    Télécopieur / Fax: +216 71 56 57 45
    Courriel / e-mail: moufida.boughanmi@e-justice.tn

Langues de communication / Languages spoken by staff: Arabic and French

(This page was last updated on 22 February 2019)


Türkiye

Türkiye - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice
Directorate General for Foreign Relations and European Union Affairs
Adalet Bakanlığı Ek Binası, Namık Kemal Mahallesi, Milli Müdafaa Caddesi No:22
Kızılay - Çankaya
ANKARA
Türkiye

Numéros de téléphone/telephone numbers: +90 (312) 414 80 51/+90 (312) 414 80 52
Numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +90 (312) 219 45 23
E-mail: diabgm@adalet.gov.tr
Internet: https://diabgm.adalet.gov.tr

personnes à contacter / persons to contact:

  • Mr. Özgür KARACA (Language of communication: English)
  • Ms. Songül BİNİCİ AKKAŞ (Language of communication: English, French)

Ukraine

Ukraine - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice of Ukraine
Directorate for International Law
Department on International Legal Assistance
Division on International Legal Assistance in Civil Matters

Postal address: 13, Horodetskoho Street
KYIV 01001
UKRAINE
сontact e-mail: ilatu@minjust.gov.ua
website: www.minjust.gov.ua
tel.: +380 44 279 5674

Contact persons:

  • Mrs. Kateryna Shevchenko
    Deputy Head of Directorate for International Law – Head of Department on International Legal Assistance
    Languages for communication: Ukrainian, English, French, Russian
    e-mail: ilad@minjust.gov.ua
  • Mrs Olha Zozulia
    Head of Division on International Legal Assistance in Civil Matters
    Languages for communication: Ukrainian, English, Russian
    e-mail: ilatu@minjust.gov.ua
  • Mr. Andrii Rupa
    Main Specialist of Division on International Legal Assistance in Civil Matters
    Languages for communication: Ukrainian, English, Russian
    e-mail: a.rupa@minjust.gov.ua
  • Ms. Oksana Ilhova
    Leading Specialist of Division on International Legal Assistance in Civil Matters
    Languages for communication: Ukrainian, English, Russian
    e-mail: o.ilhova@minjust.gov.ua

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United Kingdom - Central Authority

Applications should be made to the relevant central authority details of which are below:

FOR ENGLAND AND WALES
The International Child Abduction and Contact Unit (ICACU)
Office of the Official Solicitor & Public Trustee
Post Point 0.53
102 Petty France
London SW1H 9AJ
DX: Post Point 0.53 Official Solicitor & Public Trustee DX 152380 Westminster 8
United Kingdom
numéros de téléphone/telephone numbers: tel.: +44 (203) 681 2756
Email for new applications and general enquiries: ICACU@ospt.gov.uk
Internet: www.gov.uk
Preferred method of communication: email

Persons to contact:

  • Ms Laura Williams – Team Leader
  • Ms Samantha Marsh – Senior Case Manager
  • Mr Stephen Davis – Senior Case Manager
  • Ms Clair Joslin – Senior Case Manager

FOR NORTHERN IRELAND
Northern Ireland Central Authority
Laganside Courts Complex
Oxford Street
Belfast
BT1 3LL
Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
numéros de téléphone/telephone numbers: +44 (0)2890 72 8808; +44 (0)2890728819
Internet: http://www.courtsni.gov.uk/
Email: internationalchildabduction@courtsni.gov.uk

FOR SCOTLAND
Scottish Government
Central Authority & International Law Team
GW15 St. Andrew's House
EDINBURGH EH1 3DG
Scotland, UK
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +44 (0) 131 244 4827
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +44 (0) 131 244 4848

Person to contact: 

FOR THE ISLE OF MAN
Attorney General's Chambers
Belgravia House
Circular Road
Douglas
Isle of Man IM1 1AE
British Isles
email: ChildAbduction@attgen.gov.im
Internet: http://www.gov.im/government/offices/attorney.xml

Person to contact:

  • Ms Michelle NORMAN
    (langue de communication/language of communication: anglais/English)
    tel.: +44 (1624) 685 452
    fax: +44 (1624) 629 162

FOR THE FALKLAND ISLANDS
The Governor
Government House
STANLEY
Falkland Islands
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: -
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: -
adresse e-mail/e-mail address: -

FOR THE CAYMAN ISLANDS
Cayman Islands Central Authority
Solicitor General’s Office
Portfolio of Legal Affairs
4th Floor, Government Administration Building
P.O. Box 136 Grand Cayman, KY1-9000
Cayman Islands
Tel: (345)946-0022
Email: ciabduction@gov.ky
Website: https://www.judicial.ky/home/the-portfolio-of-legal-affairs/about-us-legal-affairs

Person to contact:

FOR MONTSERRAT
Attorney General's Chambers
Government of Montserrat
P.O. Box 129 
Valley View
Montserrat
T: (664) 491-4686/5180
F: (664) 491-4687
email: legal@gov.ms
http://agc.gov.ms

FOR BERMUDA
The Attorney General
Attorney General's Chambers
Global House
43 Church Street
HAMILTON HM12
Bermuda
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +1 (441) 292-2463
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +1 (441) 292-3608
adresse e-mail/e-mail address: agc@gov.bm

FOR ANGUILLA
Attorney-General's Chambers
PO Box 60
The Valley
Anguilla
British West Indies
E-mail: attorneygeneral@anguillanet.com
Phone: + 1 264 497 3044, + 1 264 497 3185
Fax: + 1 264 497 3126

FOR JERSEY
HM Attorney General
Law Offices Department
Morier House
St Helier
Jersey
JE1 1DD
Tel: 0044 1534 441200
Fax: 0044 1534 441299
Email: enquiries@lawofficers.je; internationalchildabduction@lawofficers.je


United States of America

United States of America - Central Authority

U.S. Department of State - Office of Children's Issues

The Office of Children's Issues is the Central Authority and is the primary contact for cases of children abducted both to and from the United States. Additionally, this office has overall policy co-ordination responsibility for implementation of the Abduction Convention in the United States.

Office of Children's Issues (CA/OCS/CI) 
U.S. Department of State
SA-17, 9th Floor
WASHINGTON, DC 20522 - 1709
United States of America
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +1 (888) 407 4747 or +1 (202) 501 4444
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +1 (202) 485 6221
courriel/e-mail: AbductionQuestions@State.gov
website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/International-Parental-Child-Abduction.html

Personnes à contacter / Contact persons:

  • Mr. Steven Anderson, Director
    Office of Children's Issues
    United States Central Authority
    tel.: +1 (202) 485 6254

  • Mr. Matthew Flannigan
    Division Chief, Western Hemisphere
    Office of Children's Issues
    Tel.: +1 (202) 485 6254

  • Mr. Greg Gardner
    Division Chief, Eastern Hemisphere
    Office of Children's Issues
    tel: +1 (202) 485 6314

  • Ms. Elena CORONA
    Division Chief, Europe Abductions and Prevention
    Office of Children's Issues
    tel.: +1 (202) 485 6266

* Note: Security-related mail processing requirements continue to cause significant delays in the delivery of mail to U.S. Government facilities. It is recommended that time-sensitive correspondence be sent to the Office of Children's Issues by email, fax or courier service.


Uruguay

Uruguay - Central Authority

Ministerio de Educación y Cultura
Autoridad Central de Cooperación Jurídica Internacional

Dirección / Adresse / Address
Reconquista 535, Piso 5º
Montevideo
República Oriental del Uruguay

Número de teléfono / Numéro de téléphone / Telephone number: (+598) 2915 8836
Número de TeleFax / Numéro de télécopie / Telefax number: (+598) 2915 9780
Correo electrónico / courriel / e-mail: menores@mec.gub.uy

Puntos de contacto / personnes à contacter / persons to contact:

  • Dr. Esc. Daniel Trecca
    Jefe de la Autoridad Central / Chef de l'Autorité Centrale / Head of Central Authority
    (lenguajes de comunicación / langues de communication / languages of communication: español, inglés / espagnol, anglais / spanish, english)
  • Dra. María José Rodríguez
    Asesora letrada / Conseiller juridique / Legal advisor
    (lenguajes de comunicación / langues de communication / languages of communication: español, inglés / espagnol, anglais / spanish, english)
  • Dr. Manuel Ferreira
    Asesor letrado / Conseiller juridique / Legal advisor
    (lenguajes de comunicación / langues de communication / languages of communication: español, inglés, portugués / espagnol, anglais, portugais / spanish, english, portuguese)

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan
International Legal Department
5, Sailgoh Street
TASHKENT 700047
Uzbekistan
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +998 (71) 232 0742
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +998 (71) 232 4844
e-mail: international@minjust.gov.uz

personne à contacter / person to contact:

  • Davronbek AKHMEDOV

N.B. The Republic of Uzbekistan having acceded to the Convention in accordance with Article 38, the accession has effect only as regards the relations between the Republic of Uzbekistan and such Contracting States as have declared their acceptance of the accession. "Such a declaration will also have to be made by any Member State ratifying, accepting or approving the Convention after an accession."

(This page was last updated on 17 February 2011)


Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Venezuela - Central Authority

Ministerio del Poder Popular para Relaciones Exteriores
Oficina de Relaciones Consulares
(Ministry of People's Power of Foreign Affairs
Office of Consular Affairs)
Avenida Urdaneta
Esquina Carmelitas a Puente Llaguno
Torre Anexo a Torre MRE Piso 1
Caracas, 1010
República Bolivariana de Venezuela
Telephone: +58 (212) 8064449 / 802-8000 Ext. 6704 – 6707-6713
E-mail: acvenezolana@mppre.gob.ve
Internet: http://www.mppre.gob.ve (in Spanish)

Personnes à contacter / Contact persons:

  • Yoimara Aurimar Meléndez Moro
    Director General de la Oficina de Relaciones Consulares
    Director- General of the Office of Consular Affairs
    Telephone: +58 (212) 8064449 / 802-8000 Ext. 6701-6713
    E-mail: yoimara.melendez70@mppre.gob.ve

  • Raquel Dayanna Diaz Vivas
    Directora del Servicio Consular Extranjero
    (Director of Foreign Consular Service)
    Telephone: +58 (212) 8064449 / 802-8000 Ext. 6713
    E-mail: Raquel.diaz64@mppre.gob.ve

  • Darío Andrés Márquez Colmenares
    Coordinador de Cooperación Jurídica Internacional
    (Coordinator for the International Cooperation Matter)
    Telephone: +58 (212) 8064449 / 802-8000 Ext. 6704
    E-mail: dario.marquez42@mppre.gob.ve

  • Elias Oropeza
    Analyst
    E-mail: eliasoropeza56@mppre.gob.ve
    Language: Spanish and English

Zambia

Zambia - Central Authority

the Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health
LUSAKA
Zambia

Tel: +260 211 225 327
Fax: +260 211 235 342

Email: jhsikwela@gmail.com; malumbeh@yahoo.com

(This page was last updated on 20 March 2017)


Non-Member Parties of the Organisation

Bahamas

Bahamas - Central Authority

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Permanent Secretary
2nd Floor
Goodman's Bay Corporate Centre
P.O. Box N-3746
Nassau, N.P.
The Bahamas
Tel.: 1-242-356-5956, 1-242-356-5957, 1-242-356-5958, 1-242-356-5959, 1-242-356-5960
Fax: 1-242-328-8212, 1-242-326-2123
Email: mofabahamas@bahamas.gov.bs 

Contact person:

N.B. The Bahamas having acceded to the Convention in accordance with Article 38, the accession has effect only as regards the relations between the Bahamas and such Contracting States as have declared their acceptance of the accession. "Such a declaration will also have to be made by any Member State ratifying, accepting or approving the Convention after an accession."


Barbados

Barbados - Central Authority

Mrs. Joan Crawford
Director
Child Care Board
Fred Edghill Building
Cheapside
St. Michael
BARBADOS

Telephone: +1 246 535 2800 / 535 2842 (direct)
Fax: + 1 246 435 3172
E-mail: childcareboard@barbados.gov.bb


Belize

Belize - Central Authority

Ministry of Human Development and Social Transformation
West Block
Independence Hill
BELMOPAN
Belize
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +501 822 2161 ou/or +501 822 2684
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +501 822 3175
adresse e-mail/e-mail address: secretary@humandev.gov.bz

N.B. Belize having acceded to the Convention in accordance with Article 38, the accession has effect only as regards the relations between Belize and such Contracting States as have declared their acceptance of the accession. "Such a declaration will also have to be made by any Member State ratifying, accepting or approving the Convention after an accession."

(This page was last updated on 18 February 2011)


Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Bolivia - Central Authority

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Plaza Murillo c Ingavi esq. c. Junin
La Paz, Bolivia
Tel: (591-2) 2408900 Int. 3020
E-mail: cji@rree.gob.bo
Website: http://www.cancilleria.gob.bo

Contact Person / Personne à contacter:

  • Ambassador Bernardo Ortiz Cortez
    Director of Legal Affairs
    Language: Spanish
    Preferred Method of Communication: Email - Post

Botswana

Botswana - Central Authority

1. The Department of Social Protection in the Ministry of Local Government is designated as the Central Authority;
2. Cities, Towns and District Councils also in the Ministry of Local Government are designated as Competent Authorities in their respective jurisdictions.


Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde - Central Authority

Procuradoria-Geral da República
Departamento Central de Cooperação e Direito Comparado
Achada de Santo António
CP 268
Praia
Cabo Verde
Tel: +238 261 57 48
Fax: +238 2616884
E-mail: Autoridade.Central@pgr.gov.cv
Site: www.ministeriopublico.cv

Contact Person / Personne à contacter :

  • Elisa Mendes - Prosecutor
    +238 9982533/5164789
    elisa.mendes@pgr.gov.cv
    Language of communication: Portuguese or English

Colombia

Colombia - Central Authority

Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar
Avenida Carrera 68 – 64C- 75 Bogotá – Colombia
Código Postal: 111061000
PBX: (57) (1) 4377630 – Ext 101105
www.icbf.gov.co

Contact persons / Personnes à contacter:

  • Doctora Martha Patricia Manrique Soacha
    Subdirectora de Adopciones
    Delegada de la Autoridad Central Para los Convenios Internacionales
    Correo electrónico: Martha.Manrique@icbf.gov.co

  • Andrea Carolina Mogollón Caballero
    Abogada – Autoridad Central Colombiana
    Correo electrónico: Andrea.mogollon@icbf.gov.co

  • Andrés Julián Monsalve Monje
    Abogado – Autoridad Central Colombiana
    Correo electrónico: Andres.monsalve@icbf.gov.co

  • Edid Viviana Abril Bolívar
    Abogada – Autoridad Central Colombiana
    Correo electrónico: Edid.abril@icbf.gov.co

  • Laura Cortes Robayo
    Abogada – Autoridad Central Colombiana
    Correo electrónico: laura.cortesr@icbf.gov.co

  • Miguel Angel Urrego García
    Abogado – Autoridad Central Colombiana
    Correo electrónico: miguel.urrego@icbf.gov.co
  •  

    Jaime Nicolas Rios Fonseca
    Profesional en Relaciones Internacionales y Estudios Políticos - Autoridad Central Colombiana
    Correo electrónico: Jaime.Rios@icbf.gov.co


Cuba

Cuba - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice (MINJUS)
Calle O # 216 E/ 23 y 25 Vedado
Plaza de la Revolución
La Habana
Cuba

Contact Person / Personne à contacter:


Fiji

Fiji - Central Authority

The Permanent Secretary for Justice
Ministry of Justice
Level 1 Suvavou House
Victorial Parade
Suva
Fiji
Tel.: +679-330-8600
(Language of communication: English)

Contact person:

  • Ms Susan Kiran
    Acting Permanent Secretary for Justice

Guatemala

Guatemala - Central Authority

Procuraduría General de la Nación
Procuraduría de la Niñez y la Adolescencia
15 Avenida 9-69 zona 13
Primer Nivel
Código Postal 01013
GUATEMALA
Tel:  +502 2414-8787 ext. 2010-6015-6018
Internet: www.pgn.gob.gt
Languages of communication: Spanish, English

personnes à contacter / persons to contact:


Guinea

Guinea - Central Authority

Ministère de l'Action Sociale, de la Promotion Féminine et de l'Enfance
Immeuble ENIPRA (5ème et 6ème étages du bâtiment du CNLS)
Commune de Kaloum
BP:527
Quartier Almamya
Ville de Conakry
Guinée
Tel: +224 655 35 31 71
Language of communication / Langue de communication : French / Français

Contact person / Personne de contact :

Aboubacar Sidiki Camara
Conseiller Juridique du Ministre
Tel.: +224 (622) 16 94 28
Email: bacarkiki@yahoo.fr ou aboubacr72@gmail.com

(This page was last updated on 8 December 2015)

Guyana

Guyana - Central Authority

Ministry of Human Services and Social Security
357 Lamaha and East Streets
North Cummingsburg
Georgetown
Guyana
Tel: +592-225-6545
Email: minister.mhsss@gmail.com


Jamaica

Jamaica - Central Authority

Child Protection and Family Services Agency
Address: 48 Duke Street, Kingston
Telephone: +1876 948 6678; +1876 948 2841-2
E-mail: jacentralauthority@childprotection.gov.jm
Website: www.childprotection.gov.jm

Contact person:


Lesotho

Lesotho - Central Authority

Ministry of Justice, Human Rights and the Correctional Services
P.O. Box 402
Maseru, 100
Lesotho
Tel.: +266 (22) 312 036 / 323 617
Fax: +266 (22) 310 934


Pakistan

Pakistan - Central Authority

Solicitor-General
Ministry of Law and Justice
Room No. 343, R Block
Pak Secretariat 
Islamabad
Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9202484
E-mail: focal.person@molaw.gov.pk
Website: http://www.molaw.gov.pk/frmDetails.aspx?opt=misclinks&id=54


Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis - Central Authority

Ministry of the Attorney General, Justice and Legal Affairs
c/o Hon. Patrice D. Nisbett, Attorney General
Government Headquarters
PO Box 164
BASSETERRE
Saint Kitts, West Indies
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +1 (869) 465 2521 ext. 1013
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +1 (869) 465 5040
adresse e-mail/e-mail address: attorneygeneral@gov.kn

N.B. Saint Kitts and Nevis having acceded to the Convention in accordance with Article 38, the accession has effect only as regards the relations between Saint Kitts and Nevis and such Contracting States as have declared this acceptance of the accession. "Such a declaration will also have to be made by any Member State ratifying, accepting or approving the Convention after an accession."

(This page was last updated on 18 February 2011)


San Marino

San Marino - Central Authority

Tribunale Unico (Single Court)
via 28 Luglio, 194
47893 BORGO MAGGIORE
San Marino

numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +378 (0549) 888 888
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: -

personnes à contacter / persons to contact:


Seychelles

Seychelles - Central Authority

Beryl Laboudallon (Ms.)
Director Social Services
Social Services Division
Social Affairs Department
Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs
PO Box 190 Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles
Tel: +258 4281832/4281631
e-mail: blaboudallon@gov.sc


Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago - Central Authority

International Office of Child Rights & Civil Child Abduction Authority
Ministy of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs
Corner Richmond and London Streets
Government Campus Plaza, 17th Floor
PORT OF SPAIN
Trinidad and Tobago
Email: ccaa@ag.gov.tt
Contact person: Ravita Babwah, Senior Legal Counsel
Tel: 1-868-623-7010
Alt. email : rbabwah@ag.gov.tt

N.B. Trinidad and Tobago having acceded to the Convention in accordance with Article 38, the accession has effect only as regards the relations between Trinidad and Tobago and such Contracting States as have declared their acceptance of the accession. "Such a declaration will also have to be made by any Member State ratifying, accepting or approving the Convention after an accession."

(This page was last updated on 31 March 2017)


Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan - Central Authority

Institute of State, Law and Democracy of Turkmenistan
86th building
2022th street
Ashgabat city, 744000
Turkmenistan
email: hukuk@instsld.gov.tm
Website : https://instsld.gov.tm/en/


Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe - Central Authority

Permanent Secretary for Justice and Legal Affairs
New Government Composite Building
6th floor, Bloc C
Samora Machel Avenue / 4th Street
Private Bag: 7751
Causeway
HARARE
Zimbabwe
numéro de téléphone/telephone number: +263 (4) 774620-7 / +263 (4) 774589-94 / +263 (4) 774 4560
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +263 (4) 772 999
adresse e-mail/e-mail address: -

(This page was last updated on 23 February 2011)