What are the Hague Convention Countries for Adoption?
Signatories to the convention on international adoptions
The Hague convention adoptions are recognised in the UK and the child will normally gain automatic British citizenship, provided one of the adoptive parents is habitually resident in the UK and is a British Citizen.
The rules and process governing recognition of British citizenship status of the adopted child are however very complex.
You should book a consultation for legal advice to verify whether adoption in question is recognised and whether the child really does qualify.
|Hague Convention Countries|
|China (and Hong Kong)|
|Republic of the Congo|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis|
11. Is there anything else I should consider when applying for adoption with respect to my child eligibility for a UK visa or citizenship?
If you’d like to apply for adoption please be aware that applicants can be refused even where they appear to meet the applicable legal requirements. Such refusals are attributable to the applicant’s failure to provide evidence in the format required by the rules or them being legally illiterate failing to properly interpret and apply the law to their own circumstances.
The applicant, as a result, not not only loses the application but also the application fees. It is therefore critical that proper immigration and citizenship law advice and representation is sought before you submit your case to the Home Office to ensure you meet all applicable rules and policy guidelines increasing your prospects of success.
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