Re JB (a child) (surrogacy: immigration)

Child – Assisted reproduction. The Family Division made findings on an application for a parental order in circumstances where the applicant parents had been unable to bring a child born through a surrogacy arrangement into the United Kingdom due to the failure to satisfy immigration controls. Following the findings, the matter was to be reconsidered by the Secretary of State for the Home Department in light of a concessionary arrangement by which children who were not British citizens and did not qualify for entry under the Immigration Rules might be granted entry clearance/leave to enter the United Kingdom for 12 months if the commissioning couple demonstrated that they were capable of meeting the requirements necessary to obtain a parental order under s 54 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 and satisfied 'as many of the Rules' requirements as they can'.

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