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I am a UK citizen, living in the UK, married to a Japanese citizen we are currently going through the Visa application process so she can move to UK. She will however give birth (in Japan) before this process is finalised, will I be entitled to take paternity leave (paid)?

  • Welcome to expatriates.SE. This depends on laws of the country where you are. If by law you're entitled to have paternity leave the location of your child may or may not matter depending on how law is written. Further in some countries like United States it is a matter of policy of your employer. – Karlson Oct 6 '14 at 16:52
  • @Karlson: Seems he's in Japan, no? – Flimzy Oct 6 '14 at 17:11
  • @Flimzy Possibly, or he's in the UK already paving the way for his wife's arrival. There are also a few scenarios that I can describe that are somewhat more far fetched. – Karlson Oct 6 '14 at 17:23
  • @Karlson: I agree the verbiage is a bit vague, but I think that's the only reasonable thing to assume, considering the tags he chose. Anyone who gave an answer with those assumptions would not be blamed if they missed the mark. – Flimzy Oct 6 '14 at 17:27
  • @Flimzy Sure. But why not just wait for clarification instead of updating or rewriting an answer? – Karlson Oct 6 '14 at 17:58
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Generally speaking where your child is born doesn't seem to be a concern for the eligibility for Paternity Leave.

You can also try to fill out the form SC3 for your employer to see if the place or country of birth is actually relevant but it doesn't seem to be.

But you can check further with your employer's HR department to verify the information and other conditions that may have been imposed if any.

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