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The Draft Surrogacy Bill Not Finalised: Minister

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11 April 2017 3:33 PM GMT
The Draft Surrogacy Bill Not Finalised: Minister
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The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare) Anupriya Patel stated in the Rajya sabha on Tuesday that the draft Assisted Reproductive Techniques (Regulation) Bill has not been finalized.

In a written reply she also stated that surrogacy has been prohibited for foreign nationals vide notification No. 25022/74/2011-F.11 (Vol.III) dated 3rd November, 2015 issued by Ministry of Home Affairs to ensure the following:

  1. No visa should be issued by the Indian Missions/Posts to foreign nationals intending to visit India for commissioning surrogacy;

  2. No permission should be granted by the Foreigners Regional Registration Officers (FRROs)/Foreigners Registration Officers (FROs) to Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders to commission surrogacy in India.

  3. No exit permission should be granted by the FRROs/FROs to the child/children to be born through surrogacy to foreign nationals including OCI cardholders. However, for child/children born through surrogacy already commissioned on or before issue of this Circular, exit permission will be decided by FRROs/FROs on case to case basis.

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