International Parental Child Abduction

Slovakia and the United States are both Parties to Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (often called just “the Hague Abduction Convention”.) This Convention addresses abduction or unlawful retention in one Party Country of a child who usually resided in another Party Country, regardless of the citizenship of either the child or the parents.

The primary point of contact for a parent whose child has been abducted from the United States to Slovakia is the U.S. Central Authority for the Convention (the Office of Children’s Issues in the U.S. Department of State). This office can be contacted at:

Mailing Address for Hague Applications and Correspondence:
Department of State,
Office of Children’s Issues, SA-29,
2100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 4th Floor,
Washington, DC 20037
E-mail: AbductionUSCA@state.gov
Tel (for public dissemination): 202-501-4444 if calling from outside the United States; 888-407-4747 if calling from within the United States.

Hague Applications may be sent by courier to the above address or by fax: 202-736-9133.

The primary point of contact for a parent whose child has been abducted from Slovakia to theUnited States is the Slovak Central Authority (the Centre for the International Legal Protection of Children and Youth in the Ministry of Labour, Social Welfare and Family.) This office can be contacted at:

Centrum pre medzinárodnoprávnu ochranu detí a mládeže
Špitálska 8
814 99 Bratislava
Tel: 421-2-5975 3208
Fax: 421-2-5975 3258
E-mail: cipc@cipc.gov.sk