Text for standard letters of no objection

Letter confirming the British national(s) in question aren't resident in the UK and the child isn't being adopted under British legislation.



The British Embassy/High Commission certify that Mr [name] and Mrs [name] are British citizens (at least one of them is) and, not being habitually resident in the UK, are eligible to seek to adopt in [country] without further reference to the requirements of the relevant British adoption legislation.

In cases where the adoption has taken place in a country not named on The Adoption (Recognition of Overseas Adoptions) Order 2013, such as [country] the adoption will not be automatically recognised under English and Welsh law, nor will the child be automatically entitled to British citizenship.

Published 10 May 2013
Last updated 19 February 2014 + show all updates
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