Additional costs may include airplane tickets for court appearances and for the return of the child, if so ordered. Department of State can assist parents living in the United States to understand whether the Convention is an available civil remedy and can provide information on the process for submitting a Hague application.
A parent or legal guardian may file an application under the Hague Abduction Convention for return to the United States of a child abducted to, or wrongfully retained in, Sri Lanka. A person may file an application under the Hague Abduction Convention for access to a child living in Sri Lanka. Department of State can assist parents living in the United States to understand country-specific criteria and provide information on the process for submitting a Hague application.
In this capacity, the Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs, Directorate for Overseas Citizens Services, Office of Children's Issues facilitates the submission of applications under the Hague Abduction Convention for the return of, or access to, children located in countries that are U. Contact information: United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs CA/OCS/CI SA-17, 9th Floor Washington, DC 20522-1709 Telephone: 1-888-407-4747 Outside the United States or Canada: 1-202-501-4444 Website: travel.The The Sri Lankan Central Authority for the Hague Abduction Convention is the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).
Central Authority (USCA) for the Hague Abduction Convention. Parents are strongly encouraged to contact the Department of State for assistance prior to initiating the Hague process directly with the foreign Central Authority.
Any mediation efforts between the relevant parties must be arranged privately.
Finally, there is no guarantee that the chain of abductions would end with the one committed by you.
Questions involving interpretation of law should be addressed to an attorney licensed in the relevant jurisdiction.
An island in the Indian Ocean off the southeast tip of India, Sri Lanka is about half the size of Alabama.
The next president, Chandrika Kumaratunga, vowed to restore peace to the country. 1999, she was herself wounded in a terrorist attack.A parent who has re-abducted a child may have to go to extraordinary lengths to conceal his or her whereabouts, living in permanent fear that the child may be re-abducted yet again.If you are contemplating such desperate measures, we advise you to consider the emotional trauma inflicted on a child who is a victim of an abduction and a re-abduction.Private attorney fees are the responsibility of the applicant parent.Sri Lanka offers free (or reduced fee) legal services to certain qualified parties, solely at the discretion of the Legal Aid Commission. Embassy in Colombo posts list of attorneys including those who specialize in family law.