Use form SC5 if you're adopting a child from abroad and need to apply for Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) or paternity leave.
Ref: SC5 https://public-online.hmrc.gov.uk/lc/content/xfaforms/profiles/forms.html?contentRoot=repository:///Applications/PersonalTax_iForms/1.0/SC5_20156&template=SC5.xdp
Use form SC5 to apply for Statutory Paternity Pay or paternity leave if your partner, or co-adopter, adopts a child from abroad.
Give your completed form to your employer.
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