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 (202) 485 6205
numéro de télécopie/telefax number: +1 (202) 485 6221
website: www.travel.state.gov/childabduction

personnes à contacter / persons to contact:

  • Mr Theodore R. COLEY, Director
    Office of Children's Issues
    United States Central Authority
    tel.: +1 (202) 485 6262

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

  • Mr Eric M. ALEXANDER
    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.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

CENTRAL AUTHORITY OF THE UNITED STATES

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

- Monday-Friday 8.15 am-5.00 pm: +1 (202) 485 6205
- Outside office hours: (888) 407 4747 if calling from within the United States or Canada; +1 (202) 501 4444 if calling from outside the United States

(This page was last updated on 16 October 2017)

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