Returning to the UK
A key factor for you to consider before deciding on a surrogacy destination is the length of time it will take for you to return to the UK with your child. We can give you information in respect of most destinations.
In some countries such as the US, this is a fairly swift process because the child is recognised as a US citizen and issued with a US passport without delay. You would then apply for a visa and return to the UK.
In places such as India, the child does not get local (Indian) nationality at birth (unless the child can get Indian citizenship from one of you) and therefore, you need to follow the citizenship and British passport route which sadly comes with delays.
It is a sad reality that child trafficking takes place. Whilst the majority of cases are genuine, there are some cases that are not. For that reason the authorities must make many checks in England with your referees and in the destination chosen with your surrogate and the clinic before issuing a British passport.
Contact us for advice on how to speed up the process and get a swifter return to the UK.
Please call our surrogacy lawyers for advice on returning to the UK after surrogacy on 01727 884 688 or e-mail Harjit directly on firstname.lastname@example.org