Surrogate Children

Children born through surrogacy

You can apply a UK child passport for your children born through surrogacy if they are under 16.

Apply for a first-child passport

To apply for a first-child passport for your child with British nationality, you can use the online application or apply by post.

The online application requires:
  • Application fee £53.50
  • A digital photo of your child
  • Supporting documents
  • A credit or debit card

If applying by post, it costs £64. You’ll need to complete specific sections of the paper form, have someone confirm your child’s identity, and provide required documents such as birth or adoption certificates, proof of British nationality, and any valid foreign passports. Documents must be originals or official copies; non-English or Welsh documents require translations.

After submission, the passport will arrive via regular mail or secure delivery with an extra mail or secure delivery for an extra fee.

Surrogacy and Sperm Donation

For children born through surrogacy, in addition to your other required documents, you must provide:
  • A detailed letter outlining the surrogacy arrangement
  • Evidence of the surrogacy treatment from the relevant clinic
  • Proof of your child’s claim to British nationality
  • Documents verifying your identity and marital status if applicable
  • If you’ve received a parental order, include it along with your child’s birth certificate issued after the order
  • If a parental order has not been granted, the child’s full UK birth certificate can be submitted

For children conceived through sperm donation and born in the UK, their birth certificate is required for the application. No mention of sperm donation is necessary.

Contact us

Different rules apply if the child was born in another country. Feel free to reach out if you require any additional information or assistance.

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