From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Latest update: Local law & customs section 

If you’re visiting Ukraine for the purpose of commissioning surrogacy arrangements you should consider the potential risks and challenges involved in pursuing international surrogacy and seek specialist legal advice on Ukrainian and UK laws prior to making any arrangements. You should research prospective clinics dealing with surrogacy in detail to make sure you’re dealing with a reputable organisation.

The British Embassy can’t help with enquiries about surrogacy arrangements, clinics, legal and immigration issues or British passports. The FCO and Home Office have produced guidance to help inform you of the issues you may face when embarking on a surrogacy arrangement.

Commissioning a surrogacy won’t automatically mean that the child holds British citizenship. If you wish to bring your child born via surrogacy from Ukraine to the UK you must apply for a full British passport, for which a Ukrainian birth certificate will be needed. More information on local birth registration can be found at the Department for State Registration and Notary Services website.

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