Applicants under 18 years of age will be required to provide the following additional information. Where there has been more than one change in gender identity, applicants are required to submit their previous passport with their passport application. This passport will be cancelled, defaced and returned to you. The Department of Internal Affairs reserves the right to request the return of the passport or travel document at any time. This new passport policy has no effect on the Births, Deaths and Marriages and Relationships Registration Act which allows for an adult or guardian of an eligible child to apply to the New Zealand Family Court for a declaration to have their birth record reflect their nominated gender. Back to top.
You can change your cookie settings at any time. However, you can apply to re-register the birth if the natural parents get married at a later date. You can apply to change who the recorded father is if you can prove that the man named on the certificate is not the natural father of the child. Examples of proof include:. If your application is approved, a correction is made in the register in the office for the area where your child was born. The original information will always be shown in the register. After the correction has been authorised, a note will be added to the margin of the register.
No specific medical treatment is required. Applicant Advice: We understand that people experience hiccups in the gender change application process. Many physician letters get rejected because they do not follow the exact language of the model letter , so please ask your physician to use the model language word for word. If you receive a letter from the State Department that they need additional information for your application, do not be alarmed. Follow the instructions of the letter from the State Department and send in any additional documentation within 90 days.