United States of America - Central Authority (Art. 4)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Child Support Services (OCSS)
330 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20201
Tel: (+1) 202-401-5722
Fax: (+1) 202-401-5655
Email: ocssinternational@acf.hhs.gov
Website: http://acf.hhs.gov/programs/css 

The U.S. Central Authority does not process applications under the 2007 Hague Convention. To transmit a Convention application to the U.S., send it directly to the child support central registry in the U.S. state or territory where the other party resides. 

Contact information for all U.S. child support central registries is available in OCSS’s Intergovernmental Reference Guide: https://ocsp.acf.hhs.gov/irg/welcome.html

  1. Select the state or territory and click GO
  2. Select the “Contact” tab
  3. Select “Central Registry Contact” and click View

Parent Locate Requests under Art. 7
Follow the instructions in IDCL-19-01: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/css/policy-guidance/accessing-us-federal-parent-locator-service

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