New guidelines pertaining to surrogacy – Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi


  1. Tourist visa is not the appropriate visa category and such foreigners will be liable for action for violation of visa conditions. The appropriate visa category for commissioning surrogacy is a medical visa.
  2. The foreign man and women intending to commission surrogacy should be duly married and marriage should have sustained at least for two years. Please note that current Indian laws do not recognize gay marriages.
  3. The couple commissioning surrogacy should be in possession of a letter from the Embassy of the foreign country in India or the Foreign Ministry of the country stating clearly that:
      1. The country recognizes surrogacy
      2. The child/children to be born to the commissioning couple through the Indian Surrogate will be permitted entry into their country as a biological child/children of the commissioning surrogacy.
  1. The couple commissioning surrogacy is required o furnish an undertaking that they would take care of the child/children born through surrogacy.
  2. The couple should produce a duly notarised agreement between the applicant couple and the prospective Indian surrogate mother.
  3. The treatment undergoing surrogacy should be done only at one of the registered ART clinics recognized by ICMR.
  4. The foreign couple before leaving India for their return journey would require ‘exit ‘ permission and should be carrying a certificate from the ART clinic concerned regarding the fact that the child/children have been duly taken custody of by the foreigner and he liabilities toward the Indian surrogate mother fully discharges as per the agreement. A copy of the birth certificate(s) of the surrogate child/children will be retained by the FRRO/FRO along with photocopies of the passport and visa of the foreign parents.
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Testimonial from Australian surrogacy patient

Dear Dr. Banerjee,


I would like to take a moment to thank you and let you know how much I appreciate everything that you have done for me during this process of having a baby. You have given me the most precious gift that anyone could ever give with the birth of my beautiful baby boy Nathaniel.


During my dealings with you I told many people about you and the respect I have for you and everything you had done for me, I will continue to tell people of my journey that without you would never have been possible.


Once again I can’t express in words that it means to me to have met you and gone through this process of having my baby with you as my doctor. I don’t think that I could ever thank you enough for making my dreams come true by giving me the git that you have made possible and making my life complete.


Yours Sincerely


Wayne Green