International Parental Child Abduction
The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction came into force between the United States and Lithuania on May 1, 2007. 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 Lithuania: If your child has been abducted from the United States to Lithuania, you should file an application with the U.S. Central Authority at: Application For Assistance Under the Hague Convention on Child Abduction (PDF - 60kb). For guidance and instructions on completing the application form, refer to the U.S. Central Authority's Hague Application Instructions.
From Lithuania to the United States: If your child has been abducted from Lithuania to the United States, you should file an application with the Lithuanian Central Authority at Ministry of Social Security and Labour (http://www.socmin.lt/index.php?618958624).
Preventing Child Abduction
If you are a resident of Lithuania and fear that your U.S. citizen child might be taken abroad without your consent, the child's name can be entered into the Children's Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIAP) (PDF - 172kb). Once your child's name is entered into the CPIAP, you will be informed if a passport application is submitted for the child.
The request should include a completed and signed (PDF - 208kb), proof of your identity (copy of your passport or photo driver's license), and the child's birth certificate or other documentation that demonstrates your relationship to the child. Click here (PDF - 172kb) for more information on the CPIAP.
Requests for entry of a child's name into the CPIAP should be mailed or faxed to the Embassy:
03106 Vilnius, Lithuania
Fax: 370 5 266 55 90
- The Department of State's International Parental Child Abduction website
- Reunite International: http://www.reunite.org/
National Center For Missing and Exploited Children: www.missingkids.com (NCMEC)