The abduction of a child is a devastating experience for any parent. Further information on recourse is available here.
Children with dual nationality
If your child has dual nationality, and if there are any parental custody issues, it’s important to get advice before you consent to a passport being issued for them or agree to them travelling to another country (even if you’re travelling with them).
Be particularly careful if your child’s proposed destination is a country that:
- Is not party to the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction.
- Has a legal system with a reputation for favouring one gender or religion above the other in relation to family matters.
Laws regarding surrogacy and standards of healthcare vary from country-to-country. Be sure to check our country-specific travel advice pages for further information, and always consult with the relevant professionals before you enter into a surrogacy arrangement.
Know before you go
Read our Know Before You Go advice before you travel.
Applying for a child’s passport
Get more information on how to apply for a child’s passport