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Airport Watchlists

Prevent your children from being removed without permission

Airport Watchlists

If you are concerned that your former partner may be planning to remove your children from Australia, our accredited family lawyers can:

  • make an application to the Family Court for an Order to ensure the Australian Federal Police list your children on the Airport Watch List as a matter of urgency;
  • seek an Order for your children’s (and occasionally, the accompanying adult’s) passports to be delivered to and retained by the Court until a further Order is issued; and
  • make a Child Alert Request. This means the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will contact you if passport applications are made for your children without your consent.