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Interjurisdictional Support Order Applications

The Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act (ISO Act) sets up a process for making or varying support orders when the parties live in different provinces or countries. This Act applies when there is no support order made under the Divorce Act.

Do NOT use these forms if:

  • You are wanting to make a first time application for support and you have started a Divorce action in Alberta; or
  • You are divorced, whether in Alberta or elsewhere in Canada, and there was a support order made in your divorce action.

You CAN use these forms if:

  • You were divorced outside Canada;
  • You were never married; or
  • You were married, but there has never been a divorce action started.

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Reciprocating Jurisdictions:

Because an ISO application will end up in court in the other province or country, this process can only be used where the Province of Alberta has made an agreement with that province or country to accept our applications.

The Reciprocating Jurisdictions are:

  • All Canadian Provinces (except that Quebec will not accept applications from payors)
  • And the following countries:
    • American Samoa
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Barbados
    • Czech Republic
    • Fiji Islands
    • Germany
    • Great Britain
    • Guam
    • Isle of Man
    • Jersey
    • New Zealand
    • Northern Ireland
    • Northern Mariana Island
    • Norway
    • Papua
    • New Guinea
    • Poland
    • Puerto Rico
    • Scotland
    • Singapore
    • Slovak Republic
    • South Africa
    • United States
    • Virgin Islands
    • Wales