Advanced: International surrogacy and immigration and nationality law issues: 4 CPD

Advanced: International surrogacy and immigration and nationality law issues: 4 CPD

Recent years have seen an increase in international surrogacy arrangements, under which citizens or residents of the UK who are unable to conceive pay someone in a foreign country to carry and give birth to their child. The process can bring enormous joy to childless families, but comes with considerable legal complications — including the immigration status and citizenship of a child born abroad to a foreign birth mother. As a result, careful planning is needed on the immigration side to ensure that intended parents are able to bring their child back to the UK after the birth.

This course, written by experienced solicitor Karma Hickman, goes through the legal and practical implications of international surrogacy. It contains dozens of case studies and worked examples and is suitable for experienced practitioners seeking to gain detailed knowledge about this topic. You can check out the course contents below:

Module 1 Surrogacy law and parenthood
Unit 1 What is surrogacy?
Unit 2 Definitions of parenthood under UK law
Unit 3 Parental orders and the family courts
Module 2 British citizenship
Unit 1 Automatic acquisition and registration by entitlement
Unit 2 Registration at discretion
Unit 3 Practicalities: registration and passport applications
Module 3 Entry clearance
Unit 1 Surrogacy and the Immigration Rules
Unit 2 Applications under paragraph 297
Unit 3 Applications outside the Rules for settled parents
Unit 4 Other routes into the UK
Module 4 Wrap-up and quiz
Unit 1 Five final tips
Unit 2 Quiz
Unit 3 Feedback form

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