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Preventing Abduction

  • Tips on Preventing a Parental Abduction

    Learn about warning signs and preventative measures you can take.

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  • Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program

    Be alerted before a passport is issued or renewed for your child.

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  • Requirements for Children’s Passports

    Learn about the two-parent consent required for children’s passports

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Get answers to frequently asked questions about preventing and responding to an abduction.

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Get contact information for your state’s clearinghouse on missing children and airports. Locate state statutes and legal aid resources in your state.

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Office of Children's Issues at the U.S. Department of State

Country officers are available to speak with you Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  For assitance with an abduction in progress or any emergency situation that occusrs after normal business hours, on weekends, or federal holidays, please call toll free at 1-888-407-4747. See all contact information.

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