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This publication is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/getting-a-uk-passport-if-your-child-was-born-through-surrogacy/children-born-through-surrogacy
If your child was born through surrogacy you will need to provide proof:
- that your child has a claim to British nationality
- that you have the parental responsibility to apply for a passport on their behalf
- of your identity and your child’s
To do this you’ll need to provide a covering letter explaining the surrogacy circumstances. You’ll also need to provide some of the evidence listed below.
If you are applying after the making of a parental order, you’ll need:
- the parental order (if available), and / or
- the child’s original birth certificate, issued after the parental order was granted
If you are applying before a parental order, what you have to do depends on where your child was born.
Born in the UK
If your child was born in the UK you just need to supply their original full birth certificate.
Born outside the UK
If your child child was born outside the UK you need to supply the documents and information listed on the surrogacy overseas page.