Apply for information and re-register

Apply for information

Those who donated after 1 August 1991 are entitled to request information from the HFEA about the number, sex and year of birth of any people born as a result of their donation.

If you decide to access information about your donor-conceived offspring, complete this form and send it with proof of identification and address to:

            Information team
            Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
            Finsbury Tower
            103-105 Bunhill Row
            London EC1Y 8HF

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Identification and proof of address

As part of the application process, you will be asked for proof of identification and address.

The HFEA accepts:

Identification

  • Valid passport
  • Birth certificate (if your name has changed since this was issued, you also need to submit deed poll documentation or a marriage certificate)
  • Valid full or provisional UK driving licence (photo card and counterpart need to be submitted)
  • Valid old style paper UK driving licence

Address (dated within the last three months)

  • Utility bill
  • Council tax bill
  • Bank statement
  • Credit card statement
  • Payslip
  • NHS card

We can only accept original identity documents or copies that have been certified by a solicitor.

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What if I donated before 1 August 1991?

The HFEA only has a record of donors and births as a result of assisted reproduction from all licensed UK fertility clinics from 1 August 1991 onwards.

If you donated before 1 August 1991 or at an unlicensed clinic the HFEA will not hold details of children born as a result of your donation on its register.

There is, however, a voluntary organisation that helps facilitate contact between people affected by donation before 1991, called The Donor Conceived Register. The Donor Conceived Register was set up on 1 April 2013 to replace the UK DonorLink(UKDL) and facilitates contact between donors and their donor-conceived children conceived before 1 August 1991.

Further information

If you have any questions about applying to the HFEA for donor information, or would like further advice, email: openingtheregister@hfea.gov.uk

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Page last updated: 18 September 2013

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