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Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
May 10, 2022

How do I get my order for protection enforced in another state?

Federal law does not require you to take any special steps to get your order for protection (OFP) enforced in another state.

Many states do have laws or regulations (rules) about registering or filing of out-of-state orders, which can make enforcement easier, but a valid OFP is enforceable regardless of whether it has been registered or filed in the new state.1 You can contact a local domestic violence organization for more information by visiting our Advocates and Shelters page and entering your new state in the drop-down menu.

1 18 U.S.C. § 2265(d)(2)

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