International Parental Child Abduction

South Africa and the United States have been treaty partners under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Hague Abduction Convention) since December 1, 1990.

If your child has been abducted from the U.S. to South Africa, 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. Click for specific information for South Africa including emergency contact information.