Karma Hickman, associate in our Immigration, Asylum and Nationality team, will be leading an MBL webinar on Thursday 2 February.
Karma, who has worked in this sector for many years, will be sharing her extensive knowledge and experience of bringing surrogate-born children back to the UK.
The live broadcast session will provide practitioners with the tools needed to advise intended parents dealing with a variety of situations. It will cover key legislation and guidance, as well as providing delegates with practical information on procedures and pitfalls.
Family law practitioners interested in understanding the citizenship and immigration background to international surrogacy will also benefit from this session.
Karma will discuss the following topics:
- UK surrogacy law basics: The Surrogacy Arrangements Act 1985
- Parental Orders: what they are, the requirements, and why they matter from an immigration perspective: s54 HFEA 2008
- Definitions of parenthood: BNA 1981, the Immigration Rules and HFEA 2008
- British citizenship and surrogacy:
- Acquisition of British citizenship at birth: Section 2(1) BNA and Surrogacy Overseas guidance
- Registration of British citizenship at discretion: Section 3(1), Nationality Guidance and Surrogacy Overseas
- Citizenship applications: application forms, supporting documents and practical considerations
- Passport applications: application forms, supporting documents and practical considerations
- Entry clearance applications
- Nationality law of birth country
- Home Office Policy: Intercountry surrogacy and the Immigration Rules
- Applications inside the Immigration Rules: Paragraph 297
- Applications outside the Immigration Rules
- Obtaining leave on arrival
For more information about the webinar, and to register for a place, click here.