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Statutory Paternity Pay and leave: adopting a child from abroad (SC5)

Use form SC5 if you're adopting a child from abroad and need to apply for Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) or paternity leave.

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Use form SC5 to apply for Statutory Paternity Pay or paternity leave if your partner, or co-adopter, adopts a child from abroad.

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Paternity pay and leave
Guidance on what you get, how to claim, eligibility and additional paid paternity leave.

Adoption pay and leave
Guidance on what you get, how to claim and eligibility

Shared Parental Leave and Pay
Guidance on eligibility, entitlement, starting Shared Parental Leave and splitting blocks of leave