PRESS RELEASE 033
Ministry advises against going to Ukraine for surrogacy procedures
25/03/2020
The Spanish Embassy in Ukraine has been recommending for many years not to go to Ukraine for surrogacy procedures due to a lack of legal certainty and cases of bad medical practice. You can find this information of the embassy’s web page: 
 
Furthermore, in 2019, the Spanish Ministry of Justice published an Instruction to be complied with by all Consular Civil Registrars excluding the possibility of registering births of children from surrogacy procedures in such countries as Ukraine, where there are insufficient legal guarantees. Hence, in this situation it is not possible to document new-borns as Spaniards through a passport or safe conduct papers.

Despite the foregoing, several Spanish citizens have continued to go to Ukraine to undertake surrogacy procedures. All those who travel to the Spanish Embassy are duly attended to and assisted. This is the case of several Spaniards who recently travelled there. The Spanish Embassy in Ukraine is in contact with all of them, but, pursuant to the aforesaid Instruction from the Ministry of Justice, they can only be helped in the necessary formalities so that new-borns can obtain a Ukrainian passport.

In accordance with the information available to the Spanish Embassy in Kiev, the Ukrainian Government continues to work normally and passport formalities have not been suspended. Hence, these children can travel to Spain on a Ukrainian passport.




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