Passports after surrogacy
If you are going through surrogacy abroad, you will need to consider the process of returning to the UK with your child. You need advice on getting passports after surrogacy.
If the child can be given local nationality such as in the US and Canada, the child will be issued with a local passport. You can then apply for a visa for your child at the local British Embassy. This is the quickest way to return to the UK. Upon your return you may then register the child as a British citizen and apply for a British passport.
In some destinations the child cannot be given local nationality and therefore you will need to deal with British citizenship and the British passport application whilst abroad. You must factor the time and cost of this into your decision.
There is no specialist team at the HMPO dealing with Surrogacy applications and there is almost always a delay. It would not be unusual for you to be waiting around 12 weeks for a British Passport.
Contact us for advice about this process. We have experience with many destinations and can therefore give you some realistic and practical advice about the best way to proceed.
Please call our surrogacy lawyers for advice on passports after surrogacy on 01727 884 688 or e-mail Harjit directly on firstname.lastname@example.org