Type CPD Hours Level
Seminar 3 IntroductionInformation
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SRA Competency B


Intercountry adoption is a legal minefield for practitioners unfamiliar with the UK’s restrictive laws in this area.

However, those who get to grips with the interplay between nationality/immigration law and the domestic provisions on external adoptions often say it is one of the most rewarding areas they have ever worked in.

This new half day course aims to provide you with an introduction to the provisions governing the UK’s position on external adoptions and their relationship with the British Nationality Act 1981 and the Immigration Rules.

The focus will be on practical routes for obtaining British citizenship or entry clearance for children adopted overseas.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

  • UK Law on Intercountry Adoption: Adoption & Children Act 2002
    • Definitions of adoption: s66
    • Hague Convention adoptions
    • ‘Overseas’ adoptions
    • Adoptions with a Foreign Element Regulations 2005
    • Adoptions effected overseas and recognised in the UK Re Valentine’s Settlement
    • Habitual residence and domicile
    • Section 83 ACA 2002
  • British Citizenship and Adoption:-
    • Acquisition of British citizenship on adoption: s1(5) British Nationality Act 1981
    • Registration of British citizenship at discretion: s3(1) and Nationality Guidance
    • Citizenship and passport applications: forms, supporting documents and practical considerations
  • Entry Clearance Applications
    • Interpretation
    • Applications inside the Rules: Paragraphs 309-316 ‘Adopted child’, Hague adoptions, entry for purpose of adoption, de facto adoptions
    • Applications outside the Rules
    • Entry clearance applications: forms, supporting documents and practical considerations

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