1. Department of Human Services Child Support
Services (CSS) staff follows the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement
(OCSE) Information Memorandum IM-03-07, available from the OCSE website at
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cse/pol/IM/2003/im-03-07.htm, to process cases
involving foreign reciprocating countries.
For a list of foreign reciprocating countries, refer to Appendix 1 of
2. Bilateral agreements.
(1) Oklahoma does not have
bilateral agreements that have not been superseded by a federal reciprocity
(2) For proceedings with
countries with which CSS does not have reciprocal enforcement agreements, CSS
staff contacts the CSS state office Central Registry to request assistance to
establish a bilateral agreement.
3. CSS staff contacts the CSS state office
contract monitor for translation services assistance in:
(1) obtaining an English
translation when CSS is requested to enforce or modify a foreign order and the
requesting party is unable to provide an English translation; and
(2) converting child support
order amounts between United States (U.S.) dollars and foreign currency. CSS staff:
(A) uses the exchange rate
recognized by the U.S. Department of State;
(B) includes language in the
Order for Modification and Order Confirming Arrears specifying the:
(i) amount of arrears in
(ii) current exchange rate as
of the date of the order;
(iii) U.S. dollar amount
(iv) current child support
amount in U.S. dollars, when applicable; and
follows the federal OCSE Policy Interpretation Question PIQ-04-01 regarding
processing cases with foreign reciprocating countries. The response to Question 6 states there is no
federal rule on what date is applied for converting the foreign country's order
amount into a U.S. dollar amount.
Question 6 further states the decision should be made based on state law
and procedure. PIQ-04-01 is available
from the OCSE website at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cse/pol/PIQ/2004/piq-04-01.htm.