Step 1: Birth Certificate of the baby
As soon as the baby is born, the records of the birth is sent by the Hospital to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for babies born in Delhi or the Municipal Corporation of the city of baby’s birth which is the Authority that makes and issues the Birth Certificate and thereafter the Birth Certificate is sent for getting Apostille Sticker to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).This process will take 5 – 7 days from the date of birth of the baby.
Step 2: Citizenship and Passport
After the Birth Certificate is received, an Application is filed for Citizenship and issue of Passport at the respective Embassy along with required documents. All the documents required from the clinic as regards to surrogate agreement, letter from the clinic and IVF specialist etc. are issued to you. The embassy may also require the DNA testing of the baby with the genetic parent(s) which will be done either at a DNA lab in India (as recognized by each embassy) or the embassy might send the samples to a lab in their own country The whole process will take 1 – 3 weeks as per the expedition of the embassy. For some countries, however, it may take more time. To look at the guidelines of your embassy in India for taking home a baby born through surrogacy, click here.