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What is a hague convention adoption certificate?

(7 Posts)
hidinginthenightgarden Mon 13-Nov-17 11:36:38

And when should we have received it? Apparently we need one to get the passport?

Kewcumber Mon 13-Nov-17 21:24:46

I assume it's an adoption certificate from a country that is hague compliant and was from the moment you applied to adopt.

If your adoption is UK domestic then it's your UK normal adoption certificate.

If you adopted from a non-hague country then you have to apply to readopt in the UK

hidinginthenightgarden Tue 14-Nov-17 17:37:26

Thanks Kew. We adopted in the UK so I am assuming it is the certificate we were issued at the celebration hearing.

Kewcumber Wed 15-Nov-17 09:13:59

ah yes if your's is a domestic adoption just the normal adoption certificate (long form) will be the one.

fatberg Wed 15-Nov-17 09:40:08

Probably you were only issued the short form very. You need to apply to the GRO for the long certificate to apply for passports. Quite quick and pain free, costs around £10 or £15 IIRC.

fasparent Wed 15-Nov-17 20:46:01

Can phone direct too Southport (where all certificates are issued) Quote Adoption certificate number. Will issue what you require.

hidinginthenightgarden Thu 16-Nov-17 07:45:12

We weren't actually given anything! We received a letter last week saying we can order either a short or a long birth certificate. WE have ordered one of each.
Thanks everyone.

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