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Children's Issues
 

If you have questions concerning custody and visitation rights you should speak to a lawyer. Embassy personnel are prohibited from giving legal advice, however, we can refer you to the Embassy's List of Lawyers.

If you have other concerns regarding Children's Issues, please contact us:

E-mail: stkacsinfo@state.gov
Phone: +46 (0)8 783 5375, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, between 1:00 and 3:00 PM.

Contact Information for the Department of State's Office of Children's Issues

Phone: 1-888-407-4747; 202-501-4444
E-mail: AskCI@state.gov.

For more details on Children's Issues, please see the Department of State's Office of Children's Issues.

My child has been abducted by the other parent. What do I do?

Contact the Office of Children's Issues in Washington D.C. immediately if your child is in the process of being abducted internationally by a family member, and is not yet abroad. This office is a part of the Department of State and is the central authority for International Parental Child Abduction.

Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM EST - Call at 202-736-9090 Evenings, Holidays, and Weekends - Call 1-888-407-4747

For more information, please see the Office of Children's Issues website.

Please feel free to contact the Embassy in Stockholm as well and we will assist you in any way we can.

I fear that my child's mother/father may be planning to abduct our child. What can I do?

Please see the website of the Office of Children's Issues for information on different available Prevention Tools.

What is the Hague Abduction Convention?

The Hague Abduction Convention is the primary civil law mechanism for parents seeking the return of the children from other treaty partner countries. For further information, please see the Embassy's webpage on Children's Issues.

Can I request that my child's U.S. passport be revoked?

A U.S. passport can usually not be revoked solely at the request of a custodial parent. A U.S. passport may be revoked on the basis of sufficient evidence that the passport was erroneously issued, or that the bearer of the passport no longer is entitled to a passport.

I have reason to believe that my child's other parent may be trying to apply for a U.S. passport for my child. How can I prevent my child from obtaining a U.S. passport?

The Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP) is a service for the parents and legal guardians of minor children. It enables the Department of State's Office of Children's Issues to notify a parent or court ordered legal guardian, when requested, before issuing a U.S. passport for his or her child. The parent, legal guardian, legal representatives, or the court of competent jurisdiction must submit a written request for entry of a child's name into the program to the Office of Children's Issues. This request can be submitted to the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm. For further information, please see the Office of Children's Issues website.