Experience shows that in many cases, the wrongful removal or failure to return (retention of) a child results from lack of knowledge on the part of the so-called abducting parent. Usually parents do not know the conditions in which they can move across borders with their children or the steps they should take when travelling abroad with their child in a lawful way.
To obtain detailed country-specific information designed to help parents know how to move freely with their children in a lawful way, please select one of the flags listed on the right hand side.
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Last update: 11/04/2017