Surrogacy in Cyprus

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Surrogacy in Cyprus

Surrogacy in Turkish Republic North Cyprus (TRNC) or South Cyprus is unregulated therefore very high risk.

You may be offered an arrangement across the jurisdictions of Turkish Republic North Cyprus (TRNC) and South Cyprus with a non local surrogate.  Such arrangements are high risk because they involve a few jurisdictions and probably a non local surrogate therefore an added risk of human trafficking.  If something goes wrong for either you or your surrogate, there is no clear legal pathway for a resolution.

Agencies / providers are testing cases for British couples. You are advised to consider the law in all destinations related to the arrangement including where the surrogate lives, where the embryo transfer takes place and where the birth will be.  Some agencies have ‘travelling surrogates’ to try and circumvent the law in certain destinations.  You must get independent legal advice in each destination to ensure that your arrangement complies with local law. You must satisfy yourself that she is not being trafficked or exploited.

Please read about surrogacy abroad first.

The better surrogacy agencies / clinics will be transparent about their surrogate policy.  The onus is on you to ask relevant questions at all times to make sure that exploitation does not take place.  I advise that you have private discussions with your surrogate and hire an interpreter where necessary from the start of the process and definitely before any embryo transfer.  She should also have independent legal advice.

If you are considering surrogacy please do not hesitate to contact me for advice.

Regardless of the law in Turkish Republic North Cyprus (TRNC) or  South Cyprus, the surrogate is always the legal mother.  Whether one of you is the legal parent will depend on the circumstances surrounding the insemination or embryo transfer and whether the surrogate is married or in a civil partnership.   It is essential that you get advice before you start the process.  I will advise you on whether you can become legal parents to the child(ren) and how to return to England with the child.  I will then provide a bespoke service for you to obtain a Parental Order.

A Parental Order extinguishes any legal rights that the surrogate and her husband have for the child.  If you do not apply for a Parental Order by the time the child is 6 months old, you may need to consider alternatives such as adoption.  This deadline has been extended in some cases.  I will work with you to ensure that all of the necessary paperwork is in place for the Parental Order process within the deadline.

Please call surrogacy lawyers for advice surrogacy in Cyprus on 01727 884 688 or e-mail Harjit directly on

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I provide legal advice on surrogacy based on the law in England and Wales.

I have acted for clients working with many agencies across the world.  I will not recommend any surrogacy provider, destination, agency or clinic.   If my advice concludes that you can become legal parents following the arrangement you are considering, it should not be taken as advice to proceed.  If I have acted for couples who have entered into similar arrangements, you should not take that as advice to proceed.   You must always do your own due diligence on any agency / destination.  A successful arrangement for someone else won’t always mean a successful arrangement for you.  I will not take part in any negotiations for your surrogacy arrangement nor, will I review your surrogacy contract.