International Parental Child Abduction

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction came into force between the United States and the Panama on June 1, 1994. For in-depth information on the workings of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, visit the Department of State’s International Parental Child Abduction Page.

What to do if your child has been abducted

From the United States to Panama:  If your child has been abducted from the United States to Panama, you should file an application with the U.S. Central Authority at:

Department of State, Office of Children’s Issues
SA-29, 2201 C Street, NW
U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC 20520
Telephone number:  1-888-407-4747
Fax number:  (202) 736-9132

From Panama to the United States: If your child has been abducted from Panama to the United States, you should file an application with the Panama Central Authority at:

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
(Dirección de Asuntos Jurídicos y Tratados)
San Felipe. Calle 3. Palacio Bolívar. Ciudad de Panamá.
Zona Postal San Felipe, Calle 3. Palacio Bolívar. Edificio 26, Panamá 4, Panamá.
Tel. (507) 511-4228
Fax (507) 511-4008

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