International Child Abduction and Contact Unit application form

Apply for the return of a child taken abroad against your wishes, to make contact with them or to enforce a court order overseas.

Applies to England and Wales


ICACU: Guide to making an application

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Form for applying to the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit if your child has been taken or is being kept overseas without your permission.

You can also apply to make contact with your child, or to enforce an existing court order overseas.

Published 3 April 2011
Last updated 14 November 2020 + show all updates
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  3. Updated application form and guidance notes.

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