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Message for U.S. Citizens: New Law Banning Surrogacy Planned in Georgia
September 8, 2023

Message for U.S. Citizens: New Law Banning Surrogacy Planned in Georgia

The Georgian government has announced it intends to pass legislation that would ban surrogacy for foreigners starting January 1, 2024. Breaking the law will be a criminal offense. Currently, the law is in draft form and several issues related to surrogacy services, including if and how pre-existing contracts with ART facilities and surrogates in Georgia would be honored, will not be known until the law is passed.  Please be aware that you might not be able to receive a refund if you enter into a contract for surrogacy services. Babies born through illegal arrangements might be prevented from leaving Georgia.Before you commit to a surrogacy arrangement in Georgia, seek independent legal advice.  A list of local attorneys in Georgia who have expressed interest in assisting U.S. citizens can be found on Embassy Tbilisi’s website linked below. We will update this information via email and on our website if the bill becomes law. For Assistance:

U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia(995)(32) 227-7724 (M-F 8:30-5:30)(995)(32) 227-7000 (after hours)https://ge.usembassy.gov/Georgia Country Specific InformationEnroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

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