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International Parental Child Abduction

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs assists in cases of international parental child abduction.  The Department of State places the highest priority on the welfare of children who have been abducted across an international border, and the Office of Children’s Issues is prepared to assist you in your efforts to return your abducted child to his or her country of habitual residence.

Please contact the ACS Unit by phone (+58 212-907-8365) or by e-mail as soon as possible to discuss your case. 

Venezuela and the United States have been treaty partners under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague Abduction Convention) since January 1, 1997.  For information about the Hague process in Venezuela, please see the Department of State’s webpage on International Parental Child Abduction Venezuela.

Additionally, the Department of State has resources about outgoing and incoming abductions, prevention and laws available on its International Parental Child Abduction webpage