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On 28 December 2010, the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (now known as Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)) acceded to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (HCCAICA).
To carry out the relevant functions under the HCCAICA, Singapore passed the International Child Abduction Bill on 16 September 2010.
MSF is the Central Authority in Singapore to
We also provide referrals on services for counselling and emotional support.
If your child has been taken to or retained in another country/ territory, thereby preventing you from exercising custody rights, the Singapore Central Authority can assist with:
If your child has been taken to or retained in Singapore, thereby preventing you from exercising custody rights, the Singapore Central Authority can: