International Parental Child Abduction

The Kyrgyz Republic has not yet acceded to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague Abduction Convention). Therefore, the Kyrgyz Republic and United States are not treaty partners and parents whose children have been abducted from the United States to the Kyrgyz Republic or wrongfully retained in the Kyrgyz Republic are unable to invoke the Convention to pursue their children’s return or to seek access to them.

If your child has been abducted from the U.S. to the Kyrgyz Republic, speak with a U.S. State Department officer to discuss your case. We know what resources are available in different countries and can answer questions.

The State Department has no higher priority than to safeguard the welfare of U.S. citizens abroad, the most vulnerable of whom are children. We believe that courts in children’s habitual residences are best placed to make custody determinations and therefore it is our priority to return children who have been abducted to or wrongfully retained in countries outside their countries of habitual residence to their home countries. Learn More