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Clinics approved for multiple imports from third country suppliers

Imported gametes or embryos for a patient’s treatment must meet UK safety and quality standards around the testing, transportation and procurement.

Clinics wishing to import from a third country supplier need to apply to the HFEA for a certificate. As part of this process, the UK clinic will need to provide documents that guarantee the third country supplier meets UK quality and safety standards. If a clinic imports gametes or embryos without this certificate they will be non-compliant with HFEA General Directions.

For licensed centres in Great Britain (GB i.e. England, Scotland and Wales), from 30 June 2021, all countries outside of the UK, including those in the European Economic Area (EEA), are considered third countries and require an import certificate.

For licensed centres in Northern Ireland, third countries include any country outside the EEA, including GB. This is a requirement from 31 December 2020 onwards.

If you are unsure of what this means for your treatment, we suggest that you speak with your clinic. If you have further questions after that you can contact us at: enquiriesteam@hfea.gov.uk.

Centre

Tissues/Cells to be imported

Third country supplier

Aberdeen Fertility Centre

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Agora Clinic Brighton

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank Inc

Agora Clinic Brighton

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Agora Clinic Brighton

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Agora Clinic Brighton

Sperm

SellmerDiers Saedbank, Aarhus

Andrology Solutions

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

Andrology Solutions

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Aria Fertility

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Aria Fertility

Sperm

SellmerDiers Saedbank ApS, Aarhus

Aria Fertility

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Aria Fertility

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International, Augusta

Aria Fertility

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank, Houston

Assisted Reproduction and Gynaecology Centre

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Assisted Reproduction and Gynaecology Centre

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

Bath Fertility Centre

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Barts Health Centre for Reproductive Medicine

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

Barts Health Centre for Reproductive Medicine

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Barts Health Centre for Reproductive Medicine

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Barts Health Centre for Reproductive Medicine

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Beginnings at Epsom & St Helier NHS University Trust

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Beginnings at Epsom & St Helier NHS University Trust

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Beginnings at Epsom & St Helier NHS University Trust

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Boston Place

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

Bourn Hall Clinic

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank Inc.

Bourn Hall Clinic

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank Inc.

Bourn Hall Clinic

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Bourn Hall Clinic

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Bourn Hall Clinic

Sperm

SellmerDiers Saedbank, Aarhus

Bourn Hall Clinic

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Bourn Hall Clinic Norwich

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank Inc.

Bourn Hall Clinic Norwich

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Bourn Hall Clinic Norwich

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Bourn Hall Clinic Norwich

Sperm

SellmerDiers Saedbank, Aarhus

Bourn Hall Clinic Norwich

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Bourn Hall Clinic Wickford

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank Inc.

Bourn Hall Clinic Wickford

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Bourn Hall Clinic Wickford

Sperm

SellmerDiers Saedbank, Aarhus

Bourn Hall Clinic Wickford

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine

Sperm

California Cryobank

Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Cambridge IVF

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Cambridge IVF

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Cambridge IVF

Oocyte

Xytex Cryo International

Cambridge IVF

Sperm

SellmerDiers Saedbank, Aarhus

CARE Bath

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

CARE Bath

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

CARE Bath

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

CARE Birmingham

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

CARE Birmingham

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

CARE Birmingham

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

CARE Birmingham

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

CARE Fertility Chester

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

CARE Fertility Chester

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

CARE Fertility Chester

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

CARE Liverpool

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

CARE Liverpool

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

CARE London

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

CARE London

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

CARE London

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

CARE London

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

CARE Manchester

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

CARE Manchester

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

CARE Manchester

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

CARE Manchester

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

CARE Manchester

Sperm

Beacon CARE Fertility Dublin

CARE Northampton

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

CARE Northampton

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

CARE Northampton

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

CARE Northampton

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

CARE Nottingham

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

CARE Nottingham

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

CARE Nottingham

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

CARE Nottingham

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

CARE Nottingham

Sperm

SellmerDiers Saedbank ApS, Aarhus

CARE Sheffield

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

CARE Sheffield

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

CARE Sheffield

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

CARE Sheffield

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

CARE Tamworth

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

CARE Tamworth

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

CARE Tamworth

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

CARE Tamworth

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

CARE Tunbridge Wells

Sperm

California Cryobank

CARE Tunbridge Wells

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

CARE Tunbridge Wells

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

CARE Tunbridge Wells

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

CARE Woking

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

CARE Woking

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

CARE Woking

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

CARE Woking

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Centre for Reproduction & Gynaecology Wales (CRGW)

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Centre for Reproduction & Gynaecology Wales (CRGW)

Oocyte

Manor IVF working with Reproductive Genetics Clinic 'Victoria'

Centre for Reproduction & Gynaecology Wales (CRGW)

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Centre for Reproduction & Gynaecology Wales (CRGW)

Sperm

SellmerDiers Saedbank, Aarhus

Centre for Reproduction and Gynaecology Wales and West

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Centre for Reproduction and Gynaecology Wales and West

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Centre for Reproduction and Gynaecology Wales and West

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Coventry

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Coventry

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Coventry

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank Inc.

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

City Fertility

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

City Fertility

Oocyte

Embryo

Reproductive Genetics Clinic Victoria

City Fertility

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Complete Fertility Centre Southampton

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Concept Fertility

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Concept Fertility

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Create Fertility, Birmingham

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Create Fertility, Birmingham

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

Create Fertility, Birmingham

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank Inc.

Create Fertility, Birmingham

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Create Fertility, Birmingham

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Create Fertility, Birmingham

Sperm

SellmerDiers Saedbank, Aarhus

Create Fertility, Bristol

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Create Fertility, Bristol

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

Create Fertility, Bristol

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank Inc.

Create Fertility, Bristol

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Create Fertility, Bristol

Sperm

SellmerDiers Saedbank, Aarhus

Create Fertility, London St Paul’s

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Create Fertility, London St Paul’s

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

Create Fertility, London St Paul’s

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank Inc.

Create Fertility, London St Paul’s

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Create Fertility, London St Paul’s

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Create Fertility, London St Paul’s

Sperm

SellmerDiers Saedbank, Aarhus

Create Fertility, London Wimbledon

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Create Fertility, London Wimbledon

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

Create Fertility, London Wimbledon

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank Inc.

Create Fertility, London Wimbledon

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Create Fertility, London Wimbledon

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Create Fertility, London Wimbledon

Sperm

SellmerDiers Saedbank, Aarhus

Create Fertility, Manchester

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Create Fertility, Manchester

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

Create Fertility, Manchester

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank Inc.

Create Fertility, Manchester

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Create Fertility, Manchester

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Create Fertility, Manchester

Sperm

SellmerDiers Saedbank, Aarhus

Fertility Exeter Sperm Xytex Inc
Fertility Exeter Sperm Cryos International, Aarhus
Fertility Exeter Sperm European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Guys Hospital

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank Inc.

Guys Hospital

Sperm

California Cryobank

Guys Hospital

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Harley Street Fertility Clinic

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Harley Street Fertility Clinic

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank Inc.

Harley Street Fertility Clinic

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Harley Street Fertility Clinic

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Herts and Essex Fertility Centre

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Herts and Essex Fertility Centre

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Herts and Essex Fertility Centre

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Hewitt Fertility Centre

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Hewitt Fertility Centre

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

Hewitt Fertility Centre

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Hewitt Fertility Centre

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Hewitt Fertility Centre, Knutsford

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Hewitt Fertility Centre, Knutsford

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Homerton Fertility Centre

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Homerton Fertility Centre

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Homerton Fertility Centre

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

IVF London

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

IVF London

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

IVF London

Oocyte

Ovogene Egg Bank-IVMed, Kiev

IVI Midland

Sperm

California Cryobank

IVI Midland Sperm Xytex Cryo International

IVI London (Wimpole Street)

Sperm

California Cryobank

IVI London (Wimpole Street)

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

IVI London (Wimpole Street)

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

IVI London (Wimpole Street)

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

IVI London (Wimpole Street)

Oocyte

Ovogene Egg Bank-IVMed, Kiev

IVI London (Wimpole Street)

Embryo

Oocyte

Sperm

Testicular

IVI Lisbon

IVI London (Wimpole Street)

Embryo

Oocyte

Sperm

Testicular

IVI Bilbao

Jessop Fertility

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

King's Fertility

Sperm

California Cryobank

King's Fertility

Oocyte

Hong Kong Reproductive Medicine Centre

King's Fertility

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

King's Fertility

Sperm

SellmerDiers Saedbank, Aarhus

King's Fertility

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

King's Fertility

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Leeds Fertility

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Leeds Fertility

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

Leeds Fertility

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Leeds Fertility

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Lister Fertility Centre

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Lister Fertility Centre

Oocyte

Intersono – First Egg Bank

London Fertility Centre

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

London Fertility Centre

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

London Fertility Centre

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

London Fertility Centre

Oocyte

IVF Centre Pedieos

London Fertility Centre

Sperm

The Sperm Bank of California

London Women's Clinic

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

London Women's Clinic

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank Inc.

London Women's Clinic

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

London Women's Clinic, Darlington

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

London Women's Clinic, Darlington

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank Inc.

London Women's Clinic, Darlington

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

London Women's Clinic, Darlington

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

London Women's Clinic, Darlington

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

London Women's Clinic, Wales

Sperm Xytex Cryo International

London Women's Clinic, Wales

Sperm Fairfax Cryobank Inc.

London Women's Clinic, Wales

Sperm California Cryobank LLC

London Women's Clinic, Wales

Sperm European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

London Sperm Bank, London Bridge

Sperm Seattle Sperm Bank

Manchester Fertility

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

Manchester Fertility

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life

Embryo

Oocyte

Sperm

NYU - Fertility Centre

Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank Inc.

Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

NewLife Fertility Centre Sperm Xytex Cryo International
NewLife Fertility Centre Sperm California Cryobank LLC
NewLife Fertility Centre Sperm Cryos International, Aarhus
NewLife Fertility Centre Sperm European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen
Regional Fertility Centre

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Reproductive Genetics Institute

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Reproductive Genetics Institute

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

Salisbury Fertility Centre

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Shropshire & Mid-Wales Fertility Centre

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Simply Fertility

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

St Mary’s Hospital

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank Inc.

TFP Belfast Fertility

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

TFP Belfast Fertility

Sperm

Manchester Fertility

TFP Belfast Fertility

Embryo

TFP Oxford Fertility

TFP GCRM Fertility

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

TFP GCRM Fertility

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

TFP GCRM Fertility

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

TFP GCRM Fertility

Sperm

SellmerDiers Saedbank, Aarhus

TFP NURTURE Fertility

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

TFP NURTURE Fertility

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

TFP NURTURE Fertility

Sperm

Xytex Corporation, Augusta

TFP Oxford Fertility

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

TFP Oxford Fertility

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

TFP Oxford Fertility

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International, Augusta

TFP Oxford Fertility

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank, Fairfax

TFP Thames Valley Fertility

Sperm

European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

TFP Thames Valley Fertility

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

TFP Thames Valley Fertility

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

TFP Thames Valley Fertility

Sperm

California Cryobank

TFP Wessex Fertility

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank Inc​

TFP Wessex Fertility

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

The Bridge Centre

Sperm

Seattle Sperm Bank

The Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

The Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health

Sperm

Fairfax Cryobank Inc.

The Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

The Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health

Sperm

Oocyte

Embryo

Reprotech Minnesota

The Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health

Sperm

Oocyte

Embryo

Melbourne IVF

The Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health

Sperm

Oocyte

Embryo

Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York

The Centre for Reproductive and Genetic Health

Sperm

Oocyte

Embryo

Fertility Associates Ltd, Auckland

The Evewell Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

The Evewell Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

The Evewell Sperm European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen
The Evewell Sperm Cryos International, Aarhus
The Fertility & Gynaecology Academy Sperm Xytex Cryo International
The Fertility & Gynaecology Academy Sperm Cryos International, Aarhus
The Fertility & Gynaecology Academy Sperm European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen
The Gateshead Fertility Unit Sperm Xytex Cryo International
The James Cook University Hospital Sperm European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen
The James Cook University Hospital Sperm Cryos International, Aarhus
The Lister Fertility Clinic Sperm Xytex Cryo International
The Lister Fertility Clinic Oocyte Intersono - First Egg Bank, Lviv
The Lister Fertility Clinic Sperm European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen
The Lister Fertility Clinic Oocyte ISIS Clinic, Nicosia
University College London Hospitals Sperm European Sperm Bank, Copenhagen

Wales Fertility Institute – Cardiff

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Wales Fertility Institute – Cardiff

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

Wales Fertility Institute – Neath

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Wales Fertility Institute - Neath

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

Wolfson Fertility Centre - Hammersmith Hospital

Sperm

California Cryobank LLC

Wolfson Fertility Centre - Hammersmith Hospital

Sperm

Xytex Cryo International

Wolfson Fertility Centre - Hammersmith Hospital

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

X&Y Fertility

Sperm

Cryos International, Aarhus

 

Clinics approved for multiple imports from third country suppliers

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Review date: 12 November 2023