International Child Support

For over 30 years NCSEA has been proud to be at the forefront of international child support establishment and enforcement. Prior to proactive U.S. federal government involvement in 1996, NCSEA forged over twenty state-level reciprocity arrangements with foreign countries and political subdivisions.

With its focus on implementation of these state-level arrangements, NCSEA developed a wealth of experience, forms and procedures for successful case initiation to and from its international partners. NCSEA remains a prime resource for the U.S. federal government in the negotiation and implementation of federal reciprocity agreements. Since 2003, NCSEA has served as an Official Observer to the Hague Conference on Private International Law. In this capacity, NCSEA provides expert consultation in the development of the new Hague International Child Support Convention (see below for the latest Hague documents), chairs the Hague Administrative Cooperation Working Group Forms Subcommittee and is co-host of a series of regional child support meetings of nations of the Americas.

Our common commitment to the world’s children is a hallmark of the child support enforcement community. We trust both our U.S. and International visitors will find this new section of our website helpful and informative. In the dynamic world of international child support, we confront an ever-changing body of policy, laws, procedures and forms. We will continue to strive to bring you the most up-to-date, useful information for successfully working child support cases across international borders. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome. Please send them to

Hague Convention – English

Hague Convention – French

Child Support Worldwide Web Guide

OCSE International Resource Guide