Surrogacy overseas

Information for British nationals who are considering entering into surrogacy arrangements in foreign countries.


Surrogacy overseas


Contents of this document include:

  • overview
  • surrogacy clinics and hospitals
  • British nationality and passport facilities
  • when the surrogate mother is single
  • when surrogate mother is married
  • parental rights
  • registering your child’s birth with the British Embassy
  • legal advice
  • specific India and Nepal advice and visa, entry and exit clearance requirements
  • disclaimer
  • list of documents required to apply for passport without registration
  • list of documents required when registering your child as a British national
  • British High Commission in New Delhi’s standard letter for medical visa applications
  • covering page for applications to register a child born through surrogacy

The procedures set out in this document are based on advice from the Home Office.

Published 19 June 2013
Last updated 26 June 2014 + show all updates
  1. Updated document
  2. Updated guidance.
  3. First published.