Updated December 2016 Information Fact Sheet: International Surrogacy CAUTION This information sheet outlines the key issues which New Zealanders must consider and get advice on if considering commissioning a surrogacy arrangement overseas.. To send a query use the following link: http://dol.govt.nz/immigration/knowledgebase/contact Phone: 0508 558 855 within New Zealand but outside Auckland Phone: 09 914 4100 Auckland Phone: +64 9 924 4100 from outside New Zealand Ministry of Social Development - a service line of the Ministry of Social Development that has responsibility for adoption processes in New Zealand.. Email: staykiwi dia.govt.nz Freephone 0800 22 51 51 within New Zealand Phone: +64 4 463 9361 outside New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – consular support Email: cons mfat.govt.nz Phone: 04 439 8000 Phone: +64 4 439 8000 from outside New Zealand Related legislation All legislation referred to in this Information Sheet can be found at this website: www.legislation.govt.nz Updated December 2016 The New Zealand government will not participate in the irregular movement of children across borders Appendix A: Ministerial guidelines Below are the guidelines that Ministers are likely to take into account if and when they are deciding to exercise statutory discretion to issue a visa or grant citizenship for a baby born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement overseas, who would otherwise not be able to enter New Zealand or be granted citizenship.. Whether there is satisfactory evidence of informed consent from the: - gamete (egg/sperm donor (if relevant)) - surrogate mother for the surrogacy arrangement to take place (was she a willing party ) - surrogate mother (and her partner if relevant) for the child to depart the country of birth and enter New Zealand - surrogate mother (and her partner if relevant) for the child’s adoption..
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